White People in Rap Music: A Five-Part History

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Miami's craziest white boy, Stitches.

Miami's rap scene is making headlines once again, this time for a music video showing an 18-year-old unsigned hellion waving AKs and pounds of cocaine in the air. Stitches, named for his sewn-up Glasgow Smile tattoo, has garnered more than 8 million views for "Brick in Yo Face" on WorldStarHipHop since the clip's April 30 premiere.

Sure, the video is way over the top. Dude seriously loves selling blow. But aside from all the coke falling like snowflakes and absurd verbiage, we were interested to see that homeboy is a white kid. It got us thinking how strange Caucasians can be in their approach to hip-hop. Through the years, they've always been a little -- different.

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A lot of people talk about white people in hip-hop like it was something new in the '90s, but that's just not true. Rap pioneer and producer Rick Rubin was white, and he was one of the founding members and producers at Def Jam Records, right alongside Russell Simmons. Their combined contributions to the world of hip-hop were instrumental. They introduced the world to artists including LL Cool J, Public Enemy, and who could forget those three Jewish kids from Brooklyn known as the Beastie Boys. Sure, they always had a punk-rock edge, but they were just as hip-hop as anyone else, and they're almost always overlooked as legitimate white representation in the earliest days of the scene. White people been here, doing things their own wacky-ass way since the get-go.

See also: Five Reasons Today's Rappers Are Fakes



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greatwhite88
greatwhite88

Oh my fucking god HE'S NOT FUCKING WHITE! !!! He's Greek and Spanish. Don't pin this fuckin Retard on us. ....fuckin retards

greatwhite88
greatwhite88

Oooh my fucking god. HE'S NOT WHITE, HE'S GREEK AND SPANISH. just because his skin isn't the color of feces doesn't mean he's white......fuckin retards

artsan88
artsan88

LMFAOO HIS PARENTS ARE METEO DADE POLICE OFFICERS LMAOOOO WONDER HOW THEY MUST FEEL ABOUT THERE FUCKED UP SON THEY GOT HAHAHAHAHAHAH AND EMBARRASSMENT TO ALL POLICE OFFICER FRIENDS

Eric Rich
Eric Rich

fckin TRASH .. tell em I said it

Immadomeudou Walters
Immadomeudou Walters

this dude came in the hood putting on in his new video he shot....i saw him gettin sbots in the hood n was like who u? he like im stiches...i was like wtf is stiches...but he a fraud cuz he nof from the hood he faking it

Heather Rogerson
Heather Rogerson

Amazing though if we said the reverse about black classic or rock musicians would be national news. Maybe this guy sucks but EMINEM even this new girl Iggy , are really talented rappers. Leave the race out

Thee Krinz
Thee Krinz

He is very passionate about selling cocaine. Also, does DMX know that he stole his voice?

Jose Garcia
Jose Garcia

All I hear is noise... Nothing else... That's not hip-hop.....

Maria Arellano
Maria Arellano

Sh*t's embarrassing (for Miami) and what's worse is people will buy into the hype.

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