White Rapper Strategies

Dave and Mickey discuss and update Mickey's 2005 article "Hip Hop Realness and the White Performer," which looked at the strategies white rappers have used to convince listeners they belong on stage in the world of hip-hop. 
Additional Resource:
Hip Hop Realness and the White Performer by Mickey Hess

Music Courtesy of Traum Diggs:
"On the Road Again" by Traum Diggs


David Shanks, aka Traum Diggs, is an MC/writer/journalist from Brooklyn, NY. He began writing articles in 2005, contributing correspondent features for print and online publications and has participated in conferences and panels at several colleges and universities including Rider University and SUNY- Rockland. He has also contributed chapters in Hip Hop in America: A Regional Guide; Expressive Writing: Classroom and Community; and St. James Encyclopedia of Hip-Hop Culture. His independent album releases include Jazz Hop, Major Journalism, and Jazz Hop II.   A more complete discography is available at traumdiggs.com .

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