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Mar 23, 2012 8:01AM
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As a white suburbanite (and I am not ashamed to be a white suburbanite), I find rap and hip-hop to be inaccessible and juvenile in the extreme.  I am not nor do I aspire to be a playa from the hood, so rap does not speak to me on any level.  I understand that each generation finds its rebellious voice in new and provocative music, and rap is the rebellious music of the current generation of youth, but it strikes me as decidedly disingenuous considering that most of the white suburbanite kids who buy and listen to rap would not last five minutes in the real hood.
Mar 4, 2012 1:15PM
Mar 4, 2012 1:12PM
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O Brother Where art Thou, phenomenal soundtrack. i am a man of constant sorrow pulls the movie together. Overall this is a good list for the 21st century, I'd like to see a all time best 150.
Mar 23, 2012 6:23AM
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Just shows what kind of crap people will listen to now
Mar 23, 2012 4:15AM
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got it... and listened to it more than a million times .......
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21 Essential 21st-Century Albums

Eminem, "The Marshall Mathers LP" (2000)

Some artists reflect the world around them, but Eminem warps it like a fun house mirror on his second album. Darker and sharper than his 1999 major-label debut, "The Marshall Mathers LP" completely blurred the line between satire and social commentary. After this album, even those who took offense at his words -- and there were more of them than ever following his controversial hit "Stan" -- had to admire his breathtaking verbal dexterity.

(Aftermath/Interscope)

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