Sunday, 15 February 2009

Fish in a barrel, of course, but ...

would he similarly say that most people his own age and younger from, say, East London "don't sound white"?

Comments like this are why I cannot join in the "lolz at public schoolboys trying to understand hip-hop" mindset that occasionally circulates on ILX and WSC, nor can I ever use the term "wigga" (which is bafflingly considered acceptable in many supposedly left-wing circles).  Surely, if this is the alternative (and it is), any kind of attempted engagement with cultures other than your own, however ham-fisted, has to be a good thing?

I know the above might read as a partial defence of Chris Martin.  It wasn't meant as such.

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