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(Contact Music)   The BBC name Ed Sheeran as "most influential" artist for black and urban music. Seems legit   (contactmusic.com) divider line 32
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2014-07-14 07:24:20 PM  
Maybe he looped back around?
 
2014-07-14 08:27:06 PM  
Some guy on the radio was upset that Iggy Azalea had the top hip hop single. Not because she sucks, but because she's white. I don't get this shiat. Didn't Eminem break that barrier? Beastie Boys? Vanilla Ice?
 
2014-07-14 08:28:11 PM  
Because a pasty ginger totally qualifies.
 
2014-07-14 08:28:18 PM  
The BBC told The Independent the list was chosen on the artists' 'quality of music' and 'impact across the wider industry', and was 'not about the colour of someone's skin'.

Then perhaps you should CHANGE THE NAME OF THE CATEGORY.

The BBC's 1Xtra chart for black and urban music
*edit*

Never mind. The actual title is Top 20 Most Important UK Artists In The Scene
 
2014-07-14 08:32:40 PM  
wpc.556e.edgecastcdn.net
 
2014-07-14 08:33:16 PM  
That Wiley guy sounds a little racist.

And by a little, I mean racist.
 
2014-07-14 08:35:31 PM  

WienerButt: Some guy on the radio was upset that Iggy Azalea had the top hip hop single. Not because she sucks, but because she's white. I don't get this shiat. Didn't Eminem break that barrier? Beastie Boys? Vanilla Ice?


Sorta, no, and no.
 
2014-07-14 08:38:08 PM  
The bourgeois coffee shop culture has made the acoustic singer-songwriter so annoyingly ubiquitous that I can no longer tell the majority of them apart.
 
2014-07-14 08:41:21 PM  
*** BZZZZZT ***

Wrong answer....

i291.photobucket.com
 
2014-07-14 08:43:07 PM  
i.imgur.com

"Damn."
 
2014-07-14 08:44:49 PM  
who would want to be 'influential' in creating the morass of aural ineptitude that is 'black and urban music'?

jesus fark, learn to play a farking instrument you musical vultures.

/then get off my lawn

http://www.mediafire.com/download/tuj7cjf3oq3oooi/
 
2014-07-14 08:46:39 PM  
I mean....he kind of flows on The Man.
 
2014-07-14 09:11:36 PM  

fusillade762: Never mind. The actual title is Top 20 Most Important UK Artists In The Scene

 from the last 12 months.

FTFY.  That last part is kind of important.

/Disclosure, I understand.

//But DJ Fresh?  That dude blows donkeys now.
 
2014-07-14 10:34:45 PM  

davynelson: who would want to be 'influential' in creating the morass of aural ineptitude that is 'black and urban music'?

jesus fark, learn to play a farking instrument you musical vultures.

/then get off my lawn

http://www.mediafire.com/download/tuj7cjf3oq3oooi/


STOP LIKING THINGS IN DON'T LIKE
 
2014-07-14 10:52:51 PM  
I hate that hobbit guy and his hobbit music.
 
2014-07-14 11:00:18 PM  
Drunk is a decent song. Dunno about the rest of the guy's oeuvre.
 
2014-07-14 11:38:12 PM  
I don't know who any of those people are.  Are celebrities in England celebrities anywhere else?
 
2014-07-15 12:07:26 AM  
I'm more offended that Sam Smith is on that list. He's even whiter than Ed and so is his music. There is fark all urban about Sam's music. It's all schmaltzy love songs or break up songs. At least Ed has had an urban flair to some of his songs from the beginning. He even put out an urban remix to several of his songs under No. 5 Collaborations.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQoEAXueHgM
 
2014-07-15 12:53:43 AM  
Congratulations, Garfield
 
2014-07-15 01:18:20 AM  
 
2014-07-15 02:08:34 AM  
They can't call it soul music because ginger.
 
2014-07-15 02:43:02 AM  

WienerButt: Some guy on the radio was upset that Iggy Azalea had the top hip hop single. Not because she sucks, but because she's white. I don't get this shiat. Didn't Eminem break that barrier? Beastie Boys? Vanilla Ice?


I don't know any hip hop fans that hate good white rappers like Eminem and the Beastie Boys. Iggy Azalea isn't really a valid comparison to them, she's more on the Vanilla Ice side of hip hop music. The main issue here is that she's a white  female rapper and she is the most famous white girl rapper in hip hop history as far as I know. It's definitely something new for hip hop fans and it's bound to get a reaction.
 
2014-07-15 03:16:40 AM  
Who?

/ listening to Judas Priest - Redeemer of souls
// that's black music
 
2014-07-15 03:18:02 AM  
Maybe classifying things as "black and urban" is farking stupid.

The Clash wrote some reggae songs. Dance music has white boys like The Chemical Brothers.

It always seemed to me that after the early 90s when you had Run DMC using white rock music and you had Pop Will Eat Itself being heavily influenced by hip-hop that to talk about music along colour lines was ridiculous. And in the UK, we never had segregation of music like in the USA. We didn't have black or white radio, clubs didn't only play white or black music for white or black audiences. You'd go to a club in the 80s and hear Hazell Dean followed by Colonel Abrams.
 
2014-07-15 07:31:44 AM  

farkeruk: Maybe classifying things as "black and urban" is farking stupid.

The Clash wrote some reggae songs. Dance music has white boys like The Chemical Brothers.

It always seemed to me that after the early 90s when you had Run DMC using white rock music and you had Pop Will Eat Itself being heavily influenced by hip-hop that to talk about music along colour lines was ridiculous. And in the UK, we never had segregation of music like in the USA. We didn't have black or white radio, clubs didn't only play white or black music for white or black audiences. You'd go to a club in the 80s and hear Hazell Dean followed by Colonel Abrams.


DMCs version of Walk this Way was released in 1986, not the early 90s.  But you are in the UK so your understanding of hip hop probably is not like ours in the US.

Walk this Way was an earlier crossover song, but hip hop/rap in the 80s was aimed at an urban audience.

I grew up in New Orleans, the dirty south, where we listen to anything, as all cultures seem to intermingle.  However, my town has pretty much all black neighborhoods which have all black clubs, which tend to play all music geared to african americans.

The white clubs in the 80s always played a little bit of everything. You would hear Purple Rain one moment, then the Cure, a segue into the Depeche mode, and the last dance song being Barry White.  I was here in the 80s and very much into clubbing.  I am guessing you were not.

One of my favorite clubs had a dj that would do a mix of Yazoo Don't go and Princes I would die 4 u, that was amazing.

Of course there are more black people in the US than the UK, and we do not stop them from having clubs from catering to them.

Pop Will Eat Itself was an industrial/pop industrial band more than anything.
 
2014-07-15 08:55:54 AM  
This is the same organization that produced The Seven Ages of Rock, which claimed that rock & roll started
in 1967 with Jimi Hendrix.
 
2014-07-15 08:59:32 AM  

DjangoStonereaver: This is the same organization that produced The Seven Ages of Rock, which claimed that rock & roll started
in 1967 with Jimi Hendrix.


No

"popular music only really gelled into what we now know as rock when Hendrix arrived in London in 1966"
 
2014-07-15 09:51:13 AM  

LewDux: DjangoStonereaver: This is the same organization that produced The Seven Ages of Rock, which claimed that rock & roll started
in 1967 with Jimi Hendrix.

No

"popular music only really gelled into what we now know as rock when Hendrix arrived in London in 1966"


You realize you're not doing them any favors by quoting that, right?
 
2014-07-15 09:55:14 AM  
I realise that it's still real to you dammit
 
2014-07-15 09:57:50 AM  

LewDux: I realise that it's still real to you dammit


I put it up to the BBC's seeming antipathy toward all things Beatle.
 
2014-07-15 10:18:12 AM  

DjangoStonereaver: LewDux: I realise that it's still real to you dammit

I put it up to the BBC's seeming antipathy toward all things Beatle.


Burn the heretics
 
2014-07-16 08:08:44 AM  
 
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