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Why Actors Are Surpassing Rappers, As Leaders – TheHipHoppreneur.com

TheHipHoppreneur.com – The movie Hustlers is just the latest example of how influence continues to shift away from the rapper and toward the actor (we’ve already seen the shift toward the athlete, as evidenced by the tension between Jay-Z and Colin Kaepernick relative to arrangements with the NFL). As currently marketed, there is no rapper today – through song, album or music video – capable of telling the cultural truths, dramatizing social realities or depicting the political implications as Jennifer Lopez does, in Hustlers. Read more @ https://blog.thehiphoppreneur.com/2019/09/23/actors-surpassing-rappers-as-leaders-pt1/

Why Actors Are Surpassing Rappers, As Leaders – TheHipHoppreneur.com

TheHipHoppreneur.com – The movie Hustlers is just the latest example of how influence continues to shift away from the rapper and toward the actor (we’ve already seen the shift toward the athlete, as evidenced by the tension between Jay-Z and &#8…

The Polarity of Being an Asian-American Rap Artist

Soju-filled patrons clamoring for pictures and autographs crowded Sam “Junoflo” Park when I spotted him at a Koreatown bar in 2016. Later that night, we briefly spoke when I caught him alone by the patio. Three years after our quick exchange, we picked up our conversation where we left off. Born …