Jimmy Magahern of the Phoenix New Times spoke with Jurassic 5’s Dante ‘Akil’ Givens who admits most of the audience coming to see them play are either white or Asian. “They got the money to pay for the concert tickets,” he laughs. But the real truth, he admits, lies in what the different races get out of hip-hop today. “There’s more representation for the cultured aspect of hip-hop in the white youth than with the black youth,” he says. “We get lumped into the whole underground, backpack movement. And the people who identify most with that aspect of hip-hop are Asians and white people.”
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