Cedric Muhammad of BlackElectorate.com weighed in on the massive makeover and success Eminem has enjoyed with his debut film ‘8 Mile’. Muhammad writes, “For the first time, largely due to this one movie, White people have the basis to embrace Hip-Hop as an American cultural force. This was never the case with any Black rapper representing the artform and culture to the White masses, certainly not one like Tupac, who was, at one point, the Black leader of the counter-culture. And even the most popular White rappers from the Beastie Boys to Vanilla Ice didn’t have the necessary standing to accomplish this. It took a White rapper to pimp-slap the American establishment and then make it fall in love with him the moment he took one step toward them. The Prodigal Son.” Read more.
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