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Author: Ken Ficara
Source: http://www.kenficara.com/writing.php?article=rap_blues

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“There are few better ways to start an argument among blues fans — or, for that matter, among
rock fans, country fans, or folk fans, or fans of just about any “white” music — than to suggest
that there’s something more to rap music than noise. And further suggesting that rap may be
closer to the original spirit of the blues than the blues itself nowadays leaves many blues fans
too angry to speak coherently.
Why is that? What about rap music inspires such hatred among blues fans? And what about
rap music could possible make it worth considering as the modern urban equivalent of blues?”

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