6 February 2013
When Conservatives Try to Talk About Rap
Conor Friedersdorf points to some interesting test cases in the "culture war". I suppose it is "conservative" to fail to see the musicality of rap, as long as the importance of rhythm to music is ignored. But if you're going to write-off a whole genre of music because you think Sir Mix-a-Lot(!) is mindless, you're not a critic. You're a reactionary.