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VizualEh alot more people than you think have come from different walks of life other than slums and ghettos.
Lus146Yeah but they aren't like the big names in hip hop.
brett_fisherWiz Khalifa grew up in a military family, but wasn't in the ghetto.
Mac Miller went to the same high school as Wiz, again, he did not grow up in a ghetto/hood.
Here are some other notable rappers that were better off:
CyHi the Prince
And (as Noah Brent stated) Kanye West.
S.J.WI wouldn't say it's discrimination as such, but more people don't tend to like cultural appropriation.Hip Hop came for a way for the black community to express their struggles. And when someone like Iggy Azealea comes along, and pays no respect to the black community then people don't like her. She may have milliosn of views on vevo but she can't even sell out a tour. Compare this to someone like Macklemore who actively took part in the black lives rally march and pays respect to hip hop and the black community. No one accuses Macklemore of cultural appropriation because he pays respect to the founders of hip hop.
As for more artists coming from the streets. No one wants to listen to a rich kid spit about how his daddy only has like 5 mil. People from the streets have better, more authentic stories and the listeners can relate to that.
Black people do have it easier in the rap game. No one questions if a black person wants to rap, but if a white kid does it, then you'll get ridiculed. It all goes back to my first point of cultural appropriation.
DadcoreMacklemore does still get some hate from Lord Jamar, but there are also some other white rappers, such as Pouya or Bones, who may have a ridiculously talented flow, run with "authentic" guys such as Robb Bank$, SGP, and Chris Travis in Pouya's case, but they are still not taken seriously simply because they are white. In fact, on Pouya's "Get Buck" video the label had to say that race does not matter in music because everyone in the comments was squabbling over the fact he was white or Persian or Cuban. White people are still somewhat discriminated in what is viewed as a traditionally black art form.