Anonymous asked: why isn't it a problem when m.i.a raps? why is it ok to have chicano rap/asian rap/ etc? But as soon as white people try it you all lose your shit?




That’s so cute and simplistic. Did you work on this question all week or…? No one cares when white people try to rap. We care when they don’t represent their authentic selves or are plain untalented. We don’t care that Eminem is white. He’s not out her performing sonic blackface, despite being from the Detroit Metro Area. Yelawolf sounds like a southern rapper because… he’s a southern rapper. Homeboy is from Alabama. His voice is his. Hell, we didn’t even care about Bubba Sparxxx. Homeboy is from Georgia. Plus, Ms. New Booty is still a bop, so.. *shrugs*

Iggy literally sounds like something out of Malibu’s Most Wanted. Protip: that movie was not a documentary. This sheila is claiming she’s in the “murda bidness”. Homegirl grew up in Mulllumbimby, New South Wales, on a fucking farm. What the fuck was she murdering? Chickens? The hopes and dreams of her parents? What? You tell me. But she is flagrantly being dishonest and unauthentic. She sounds like all the mediocre parts of some of the premiere lady rappers throughout the years. She ain’t as cool in her delivery as Da Brat. She ain’t as raw and bold as Foxy or Trina. She ain’t as cute or skilled as Charli Baltimore. Iggy is what happens when generally mediocre white girls think they deserve to win and people who don’t know better let them. 

Great response. I see M.I.A out here representing South Asians and her Sri Lankan culture. I see Indigenous/Native American rappers (like Frank Waln) repping their people, too. And there are also Indigenous rappers in Mexico, rapping in Totonaco and Nahuatl (their languages).

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Jessica Estelle Huggins creates “Chi-Voices” a Poetic Film Series, a media project with six premier poets who creatively express their personal experiences with violence in their communities through Spoken Word and Film. Inspired after the death of Jonylah Watkins, the 6-month old baby in March of 2013, we aim to showcase personal stories directly from citizens of the community, not politicians, corporations, or news media. The intention is to showcase the film series to show how violence effects our environment, economy, and humanity.

With Chicago’s heavy poetry scene and using visuals will be the film’s creative platform to appeal to today’s generation that we can see and and understand. All of the poets featured in the series heavily explore violence in their work. The Chi~Voices team will target all constituents, particularly at-risk youth urging them to utilize their talents to make a positive impact in the world around them and to leave a legacy of good and not evil.

Through our partner, BRIJ Fund, Chi~Voices was able to collaborate with the Institute For Positive Living (IPL) in the Bronzeville, a southside neighborhood of Chicago. A few of the poets from Chi~Voices held poetry workshops to help increase the literacy and performance skill sets of the youth in the Youth Working For Success program at IPL. Currently, Shiri Burson (Director of Chi~Voices) is putting the pieces created by the youth at IPL together to make one solid poem. A few of those youth at IPL will also be featured in the series as well.

Our film will dig deeper into socioeconomic issues, broken homes, lack of direction, absent role models, gang warfare, and emotional distress; many of which breed violence. Each poet tackles an element of each of these factors and brings them to life.

This program is made possible in part by a grant from the Illinois Humanities Council, The National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Illinois General Assembly. Sponsored by BRIJ Fund, L3C.

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