quote:Originally posted by Rowe:quote:Originally posted by HonestBrother:
We're the only group in the world that cares so much about how they're perceived that we overly obsess over representation even at the expense of cultural productivity.
May I ask what is your understanding of "cultural productivity?"
I think African America is currently suffering from a crisis in cultural creativity across the board... not just in pop music ... and part of the reason is that we get so caught up in properly representing the race, that we're not taking creative risks. We're not pushing the boundaries but are relying instead on established formulas and cliches.
Even the rap music that people get so vexed about is highly formulaic, predictable, and cliche ridden.