Wednesday 20 September 2017

Has Snoop barked at the wrong dog?

Clowning around: Trump's people are going mad over Snoop's latest video
Clowning around: Trump's people are going mad over Snoop's latest video
Ian O'Doherty

Ian O'Doherty

Like many white suburban lads my age, I came of age during the golden era of rap and hip-hop.

KRS-One, NWA, A Tribe Called Quest and, of course, the peerless Public Enemy all enjoyed as much turntable time as the more regular white-boy bands like REM and the Irish A House.

Then something went wrong with rap. It stopped being about a visceral rage, which is the universal language of every teenager, and became more interested in bling'n'bitches, a horribly misogynistic and deeply stupid genre which seemed to almost bring shame on their more illustrious predecessors.

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