Cultural appropriation
Do you guys like Korean hip-hop? Or do you guys happen to listen to the music at least?
I would say some of those K-Hiphop musicians are really talented and I think the music genre itself is great in a sense that it creates a platform where people can freely express themselves.
That being said,sometimes I get an extreme cringe attack when I watch their interviews or SMTM.
Don't get me wrong, I love their performances. It's just that it's too much when I see these pure Koreans making some American-ish chants, such as wohhhhhhh, or yooooooo ( I don't actually know how to phonetically write the sounds down ) or say something extremely cringeworthy or rant angrily about their childhood trauma (mostly related to their parents' divorces or financial difficulties due to the global recession or identity crisis in their childhood because their upper middle-class parents sent them to America.....well).
I want to point out that you can definitely be part of that genre of music, you can even produce some great work, but you can't adopt the same mentality as western hip hop artists as your cultural background is totally different.

Jun 16, 2020 1:03 PM
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It can get really cringe watching sometimes as a black person and seeing their idea of what blackness is. Rap itself is such a beautiful thing but because korea is a homogeneous country and most ideas of blackness they have gotten is the white mans thinking when it comes to black people tbh it´s a given the things their gonna do and say comes of as ignorant or is straight up just ignorance. Sorry for replaying btw, i just find these types of convos interesting.
Sep 11, 2021 12:57 PM
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