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  •  Are these artists a modern day version (1+ / 0-)
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    Black Max

    of the minstrel?  Sounds like it from what you have described.

    I am not a follower of popular culture and I don't know one rapper from another, but what have just described sounds like minstrelsy to me.

    It's the Supreme Court, stupid!

    by Radiowalla on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 09:00:24 AM PDT

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    •  That crossed my mind as well. (1+ / 0-)
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      I imagine you can find the phenomenon of "minstrelsy" in almost any culture which features a "dominant" and "subordinate" dichotomy, where members of the "subordinate" group engages in obsequious "entertainment" aimed at currying favor with the "dominant" group. Not my field of expertise, by any means.

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