Jay-Z states “That 's why this generation is the least racist generation ever. You see it all the time. Go to any club. People are intermingling, hanging out, having fun, and enjoying the same music. Hip-hop is not just in the Bronx anymore. It 's worldwide. Everywhere you go, people are listening to hip-hop and partying together. Hip-hop has done that.” Hip hop has truly defined the musical world. No longer is hip hop just considered the ...
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...that the Beastie Boys had over other rap groups was their interaction with black artists. For more than 25 years, the Beastie Boys produced and put out records. Russell Simmons who was head of Rush productions was attracted to the group of boys (Stratton). As the group continued to spark the interest of others, Def Jam eventually signed the group. This group of young men was intriguing to many because one they were white and two because they told a story and inspired other white rappers and artists like Vanilla Ice and Eminem to produce. As time when on, this group began to gain the respect of the black artist making it easier for their songs to be song. If the black community did not support the work of the white artists, there would have been no way that this white artist could have thrived. In some way they needed the blessing of the black artist to succeed.
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