Yall have got to read this post called "In the Kingdom of Crack Rap."A whole other take on Russy Simmoms' " They're just expressing what they know" Hip Hop apologist prattle. We have to take these arguments to the streets. We're preaching to the choir here!
[H]e gives the white rap fan a sort of self reflecting mirror into black life, not enough empathize with the black people that rappers are bragging about committing crimes against, but enough to trample on black people’s most vulnerable wounds and get away with it. If black music has been an artistic sanctuary from life, the crack rapper opens the church gates, burns the church down, and allows life to smack the parishioners around as they leave.
You might also like to check out Why Hip Hop Sucks. By Marc Lamont Hill.