[Dixielandjazz] Rap

Anton Crouch anton.crouch at optusnet.com.au
Wed Dec 7 16:39:31 PST 2005

Hello all

An interesting opinion on rap is given by Stanley Crouch (no relation) in
the booklet accompanying the Archeophone 2CD set "Lost sounds".

Crouch is quoted as saying to Charlie Rose in July 2005:

"I call (rap) the new minstrelsy because these people are just updated
minstrel figures ... satisfying the same fantasies that audiences have
about black people being primarily animals. Any sub-human projection of
black people has never been at a loss for an audience - ever."


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