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Act white wit da mic: the language of white rappers in mainstream rap. By Eric Dinsmore 5/7/13 ENGL 604 DR. FIELD.

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act white wit da mic the language of white rappers in mainstream rap

Act white wit da mic: the language of white rappers in mainstream rap

By

Eric Dinsmore

5/7/13

ENGL 604

DR. FIELD

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“All these white kids wanna be black now. All these white boys – baseball caps, fuckin’ pants saggin’. The scary part is, they’re really in tune now, really holdin’ 40s. They’re playin’ a game they don’t understand.” -Erick Sermon, EpMd

so what is the rap game and how did that game change to allow more whites to play

Vinnie Paz of Jedi Mind Tricks. This “form of expression” is part of the white rapper ethos.

So what is the rap game and how did that game change to allow more whites to play?
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…and fall of

Vanilla Ice.

the hip hop ethos
The Hip Hop Ethos
  • Black Epistemology (Olson and Shobe)
  • What we talk about when we talk about “keepin’ it real.”
  • Rhythmic AAVE
the white hip hop ethos
The White Hip Hop Ethos
  • Black Social Class Epistemology
  • What we talk about when we talk

about whites “keepin’ it real.”

  • Dropping AAVE
articulates the r at the end of words
Articulates the /r/ at the end of words*

*Cecelia Cutler,

“You Shouldn’t Be Rappin’, You Should Be Skateboardin’ the X-Games”

while a typical lyric may look and sound like this
While a typical lyric may look (and sound) like this…

“You\'ll neva, eva, brave the weatha, I\'m too cleva”

-Afu Ra, “Big Acts, Little Acts” (2000)

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Always spittin’ my lines, thinkin’ that he’s freshe[rr], Spittin’ Eyedea lines the only way you’ll ever sell a reco[rr]d.
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Black, that’s how it goes. Pull up a stool, I’m the teache[rr],I’m about to wea[r] your bitch ass like sneake[rr]s.
implications
IMPLICATIONS
  • The post-Eminem era as a rite of passage
  • Cutler: White as “other” and the notion of double consciousness
  • Whiteness less an impediment, arguably a benefit...?
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Top White Rappers for 2012

Macklemore

Yelawolf

Eminem

Kreayshawn

MGK

Mac Miller

Riff Raff

Beastie Boys

Asher Roth

Lady Soverign

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