lmao. White people have loved gangster rap since nwa was around. And they have ALL the control over what direction hiphop goes. Not "oppressed black people"
i never said white people didn't like it... white people love gangster shit. they just hid it. because they were afraid black people would call them out on it and jump them. not anymore.
and i never said the oppressed black man was in control. white people have always been pulling he strings. they are just going to change the puppet from a prince into a pauper.
My observations contradict some of yours, but I think I have a similar conclusion. Commin up I saw a lot more white people on some hood shit, white boys with rockawear and sean john head to toe, fitted hats, AF1s, timbs, etc. I was one of them, and there was never more than one or two other white boys at my lunch table and it was the same dress code. Now you don't see as much the white kids doin the black thang, but you see a lot more black kids rocking looks white ppl already been on. Its been said,"white boy black boy thats whats up now." But rap is getting gentrified just like many urban neighborhoods all over American cities. A lot of neighborhoods i'd get fucked with unless I was with the local homies, these days you'll see white ppl sippin on fruity drinks rocking flip flops. If hip-hop is the voice of these communities hip-hop is reflecting that hard. Whens the last time anybody went to a rap concert and the audience was majority black? I haven't seen it since 07 with the exception of a mobb deep show I saw last year. How much this has to do with who is in office, i don't know, but I would think it couldn't be more than one of many many factors.