Alex pointed me to a piece about hip-hop and violence on CBC.ca yesterday. It talks a bit about 50 Cent and hip-hop, and reminded me on my podcast piece How to Keep Kids Off 50 Cent. Take a look at the article here – I wish I could find a way to comment, but nothing on the site leads me to the impression that they are interested in such.
I’m sitting amongst a small group of black adults, the men in baggy jeans and jackets, the women in short skirts and full effect. Down the row, there’s a preteen girl who’s a dead ringer for Jonathan Lipnicki, the child actor who played Renée Zellweger’s son in Jerry Maguire. Looking past her (and, I guess, her family), the coliseum is two-thirds full, with much more of the same. This is the youngest, whitest crowd I’ve seen at a rap concert.