''White Boys Out There Dropping The N-Bomb--Stop, Please''
3:00PM ET December 8th, 2010
Contributor : Hip Hop Blog Staff
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Southern rapper Yelawolf shared his perspective on race relations in hip hop. As a white emcee, 'Wolf has said before that he experiences skepticism and sometimes hostility from detractors. The rapper also shared his take on white hip hop fans becoming too comfortable with dropping the n-word casually. Yelawolf acknowledges that race is an ongoing barrier among hip hop fans and artists.
"People are still judging immediately," Yela said. "They're not even giving music a chance. And on the flip side, I met somebody last night who had [my album] Trunk Muzik downloaded without any artwork and somehow had never seen a picture of me and said, 'Oh my G-d, I didn't know you was white, that's crazy'. What the f*ck? I didn't know you was white?' I didn't know how, in this day and age but I think it said a lot about my music and it said a lot about that person too. To me, I make music and I respect black culture. At the end of the day, this is black music and it's American black music. I was watching a documentary on The Rolling Stones and listening to Keith Richards talking about his passion for American black music, that's what created The Stones. We can't forget that here in America. If you're a white boy and you're doing this, it's something you have to respect. The roots of this is black music, black culture. You have to accept it and not just accept it, but embrace it, love it and be proud of it."
"Be respectful and don't drop the N-Bomb," Yela added. "White boys out there dropping the N-Bomb, stop, please. You'll never, ever, ever be able to say it. It's never going to be cool, just stop. Don't drop it in your music, don't drop it around people, don't drop it to me on Twitter. I see those white boys on Twitter dropping the N-Bomb on me and I'm like, 'Dude? I'm not even gonna respond to you.' Like, chill out. You're never that cool."