As someone who listens to a wide variety of rap artists and styles, I was immediately intrigued by this interview exploring race within rap.
It also helped to see Mac Miller was involved, that was the only clickbait I needed if we’re being honest.
The Fader’s Matthew Trammell brings readers a compelling conversation between rap artists Mac Miller and Vince Staples.
The two focus on the topic of race within rap, the evolution of white rappers, relating to listeners, support (or the lack thereof?) from the artist’s corresponding racial community, typical “types of white rappers”, to recognizing the roots of rap music and how those artists and styles come into modern rap nowadays.
Both Vince and Mac appreciate each other as peers and take a very realistic, unbiased, matter-of-fact stance on all of these issues.
They recognize areas where either they, their racial communities, or both excel or could use some reflection and improvement.
What we're listening to.