airlinelover
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Music Today...

Tue Aug 14, 2001 4:47 am

I was watching MTV and VH1 last night, and something kinda caught my eye. Today's pop scene is dominated mostly by the caucasin race, I.E. Britney Spears, Christina Aguleira, Jessica Simpson, Mandy Moore, *NSync, BSB, etc; while Rap is basically dominated by African Americans. I.E. P Diddy, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, BIG (rip) and TuPac (rip). Granted, there are exceptions to the rule, I.E. J-Lo is a hot pop star as Eminem is a hot Rap star. Is there any particular reason for the (for lack of a better word) segregation between different kinds of music?

I AM NOT trying to sound racist here, I am jsut asking a simple question, which may or may not have a simple answer. DO NOT turn this into an A vs. B war, or flame me for asking this..

Chris
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LGW
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RE: Music Today...

Tue Aug 14, 2001 4:51 am

Watch MTV Dance, good dance music...

LGW
 
Matt D
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RE: Music Today...

Tue Aug 14, 2001 5:23 am

You just noticed that now????????

It has been like that since the 60's.

Rock and pop has ALWAYS been dominated by caucasians and Rap, Hip-Hop, R+B has ALWAYS been predominatly Black dominated. Of course there have been success stories of "breaking" the "traditional" molds i.e Jimmie Hendrix as a rock star, Lionel Richie as a pop star, and Eminem (if you can take that kind of music) in the Rap world.


That is nothing new. I don't really know why that is, but that's just the way things are.
 
RealHigh
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RE: Music Today...

Tue Aug 14, 2001 5:27 am

Um.. in the 1950s rock was started by black performers like Chuck Berry & Fats Domino.
 
Matt D
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RE: Music Today...

Tue Aug 14, 2001 5:34 am

...true...but who has (rightly or wrongly) received the most credit for being the "King of Rock and Roll"?


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RealHigh
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RE: Music Today...

Tue Aug 14, 2001 5:43 am

Who is the 'King of Pop'?

Who did Elvis learn his way of dancing from?

 
Matt D
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RE: Music Today...

Tue Aug 14, 2001 5:46 am

"Who did Elvis learn his way of dancing from?"



Young Forrest Gump.


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RealHigh
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RE: Music Today...

Tue Aug 14, 2001 5:50 am

For once Matt D tickles my funny bone!  Laugh out loud
 
cannibalz3
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RE: Music Today...

Tue Aug 14, 2001 5:52 am

Pop is mostly sorta cut-and-dryed, it's made to appeal to the majority-white suburban kids. Rap first came out of the poor black neighborhoods and stayed there for a long time before it began catching on all over the place. Because of the places it came from, it made being a young black ghetto-dweller cool, so most of the rappers are young black ghetto dwellers, or at least try to be. If you have any other music discussions, just ask, I love music just as much as planes.
-Zach
 
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RE: Music Today...

Tue Aug 14, 2001 6:06 am

I would say some styles of music more or less belong to a certain race although this might sound strange. Has anybody ever seen a black hard-rock or metal band? I think not. But on the other hand I'd say there might be more african-american people among the popstars if you consider mainstream pop/r+b/rap/hip-hop than there are african-american people among the population. Could only be an impression though.
 
cannibalz3
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RE: Music Today...

Tue Aug 14, 2001 2:04 pm

Every so often, weird things happen. Living Colour for instance. The singer from Sevendust is black, so are.....I can't think of them now, but a whole bunch of instrument players are black. But popular racial crossovers are actually pretty rare as far as I know.
BTW, Metallica kicks ass and I would kill to see them in concert.
 
KROC
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RE: Music Today...

Tue Aug 14, 2001 7:49 pm

Rap music plain and simple was started by blacks. It is only recently that the Hip-Hop culture has been embraced throughout our society. There were a few exceptions to the rap rule (Beastie Boys, 3rd Bass, Everlast), but even today, Rap music is dominated by black people, because rap music became a way to voice out about the problems plaguing the black race.

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