SEATTLE can NEVER have a “hood” rapper as the POSTER-CHILD…because SEATTLE isn’t a “hood” city…
SURE – “hood” shit happens DAILY in SEATTLE – but nobody will ACCEPT a “HOOD” rapper from a city that IS NOT “hood”.
SEATTLE isn’t a “swag” city…not to put SEATTLE on blast, but damn near everything we do here was STARTED somewhere else:
gang / banging / set trippin’ / representin’ – came from CALIFORNIA (RED & BLUE) – (BLACK) came from ILLINOIS…we didn’t START that.
G-RIDES / SCRAPERS – again, ORIGINATED in CALI.
“SWAG”…nope, we didn’t START that, either.
HIP-HOP – …SAME THING…came from SOMEWHERE ELSE…New York.
damn near EVERYTHING Seattle DOES was started somewhere else.
which brings me to my next point –
since we don’t START anything – nobody can take us SERIOUSLY…
WHY don’t they take SEATTLE seriously???
BECAUSE it’s a WHITE CITY that doesn’t START anything
so…that leaves us with the next point.
since we don’t START anything and since it’s a WHITE city, all we can do is provide the best of what a UNORIGINAL WHITE CITY can offer:
a WHITE RAPPER from a WHITE CITY that gives white people what they can relate to on a massive scale…an UBER-COOL, laid-back, non-violent, family-friendly, generally accepted by black people rapper from a technically advanced city, that has a heavy LA / NY influence.
in other words, HE’S THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS.
white enough to be still accepted by the white masses, and just “black” enough to be accepted by the white masses.
i’ll throw two examples into my spiel –
GRYNCH and AVATAR…two other white rappers –
GRYNCH is TOO WHITE / NOT “BLACK” enough to appeal to the white masses.
AVATAR is TOO BLACK / NOT “WHITE” enough to appeal to the white masses.
MACKLEMORE is “WHITE” ENOUGH because of his sound, style, affiliations, and music topics AND “BLACK” ENOUGH due to his sound, style, affiliations, and music topics.