Brother Ali: "It's a racist thing."
"Black hip-hop kids as the gatekeepers for what's hot has long been the state of affairs for mainstream and cutting-edge hip-hop?but that may be changing in some parts of the country like Minneapolis, for example, where white MCs and white audiences have it on lock." --from this week's Village Voice examination of why underground hip hop is so white. Refreshing to see them quoting Brother Ali and not bringing up his skin color. Read more at Complicated Fun.