Heads up! It’s a Post about race 🔥😆 (kinda)
Read a few posts today about white people trying to sound black and how it’s awful (fergie was the subject). I understood what they were saying.
But what exactly is “sounding black” or white for that matter? I’ve always struggled with that cause I’ve always loved singing, and I’m white. But when I would sing, it always came out sounding like what our culture appropriates as black.
Soul is a human element not a skin tone by product. And there are many types. There are certain sounds that have been birthed out of particular race’s experiences to be sure. But is that music they made not allowed to inspire other humans of a different color?
Almost all my musical influences are black.
I’ve always been far more accepted in the black community musically than the white for sure. But I find myself in a conundrum sounding black but thinking white. I’m a product of two beautiful cultures that have made my amazing life possible and my talent potent. I’m super grateful.
Here’s some black sounding music from the whitest guy you probably know.
Hugs and kisses! “Can you stand the rain”? @boyziimen