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4338, read the Boondocks sometime
Posted by 40thStreetBlack, Thu Aug-07-03 09:13 AM
McGruder does a great job of criticizing the effects hip hop has on larger black culture - in fact Riley's entire characterization is the very personification of this.

The crucial point here is that McGruder is able to do so effectively bc he's coming from a perspective of love for and understanding of the culture, as opposed to critics like McWhorter who approach it from a position of ignorance of the culture and utter distain for it - which is why McGruder's criticims have a resonance that McWhorters' sorely lack.

It's only natural, actual facts are thrown at you
The impact'll blow trees back and crack statues
Million dollar rap crews fold, check the sick shit
Explicit, I crystalize the rhyme so you can sniff it

- Inspectah Deck, "It's Yourz"