@DV. Thanks for the mention.
"This quote exemplifies the extent to which old ... out of touch ... bitter negros misunderstand the contemporary media landscape and how invested they are in a narrative that no longer exists."
Invested in reality? Yes. Never forget that Mantan Moreland was popular too. There were black people who double corked up, pretending to be white men who were playing the minstrel role to get paid by denegrating the race.
I am in Chicago. I have volunteered with these young brothers. I watch, listen, and talk to them on the CTA.
They believe this Chief Keef hyper thug drama is real. As someone said in the Chicago Reader, if you don't understand that the "music" and beef between these drill rappers is a gang war put to music--and on Twitter, Facebook, etc,--you are missing what is really going on.
We know better. These young ign'ts do not.
Art should not be trumped by politics; that does not mean that we should retreat from a rigorous analysis of what is actually going on.