EXCLUSIVE! Paris Talks White Privilege, Cultural Gatekeepers, & Respect in Rap


“You got to realize that we’re in an environment where people love everything about Black culture except Black people,” Paris matter-of-factly states.  After he’s questioned about the white privilege plague that’s infiltrated Hip-Hop’s music and culture, the Bay Area MC shared an entrenched belief. With an unwavering candor that’s as powerful as his latest release, Pistol Politics, this left-coast lyricist then added more of his perspective. He urged, “It’s really on the cultural-gatekeepers, like AllHipHop, to not allow that kind of shine for those who are facsimiles of the truth.”

During this honest exchange between Paris and AllHipHop’s Chuck Creekmur, icons, MCs,  and entertainers  were brought up for discussion. The Beastie Boys, Eminem, 3rd Bass, Action Bronson, Iggy Azalea, and Macklemore were mentioned during this probing melding of the minds. “As far as privilege and a lack of respect — I anticipate that — sh*t, there’s a lack of respect from younger black talent toward the OGs,” he eloquently expressed.

View the full video and discover why Paris would rather engage the entire Hip-Hop spectrum rather than verbally attack certain people. Change begins from within, right?

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