What d’ya call it??? URBAN??? #TwitterTopics

Posted on July 29, 2010 by


Taio Cruz at the start of the week had a” RANT” on twitter discussing the term Urban for what we consider to be BLACK MUSIC.

He said in a series of Tweets

“What does “Urban” really mean? Im thinking “urban” is politically correct speak for “Black” – Highly annoying!! I’d prefer it if people just had the guts to say black! I would just like people to #CallItWhatItIs. I cant stand the lazy branding for any music black kids make as Urban! Highly Annoying! If only people would class u by your creations & not on face value; and judge u by your actions & not on skin color. This goes for everyone! Anyways im just venting frustration. Im sure some people are already offended but they can kiss my buttcheeks! I just like people to #keepitreal. Taio Cruz – Black producer who makes hip hop, rnb, dance, and pop. Urban is not a genre of music.”  

To be honest I feel a lil uneasy referring to everything as Black music… “MUSIC OF BLACK ORIGIN PERHAPS… ”  but that’s just long because Justin Timberlake isn’t black but he sings ” black music”… Dappy from NDubz sure aint Black… but he sings what we consider “Black music”  so I think Taio cruz made a big #FAIL on this tweeting topic.

But he might have a point… it’s not a genre…


#FF the TEAM

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