If we all had to do the science before loving something, there’d be no love. It’s anti-art. Appropriation is art. People are bent because of money.
Hip-hop never belonged to a certain group… you cant tell me no white people lived in kool herc’s building OR were at that party where he created “the loop”…..
Hip hop came to the shores of France and thrived in the ghettos THERE about a year after kool herc did his thing…..Anyone who argues that hip hop belongs to a certain people is dumb.
In summary, I dont concern myself with doing the history of hip hop justice, I am the history of hip hop in my own respect. I loved hip hop, I’ve been hip hop, and I’ll continue to be hip hop.
MY question for you is, when is it appropriation and when is it synthesis?