As a female white musician who lives in and performs in SF, I can say that musically I did not…
Maria Konner

Do you mind expanding on why you don’t think it’s healthy for music to focus on anger, or why it isn’t healthy for black mainstream music in particular?

Perhaps I misunderstand you or how you’re looking at anger, but to the contrary, I think anger can be healthy and draw focus to sociopolitical issues.

Consider N.W.A., Public Enemy, 2Pac, Kanye, or Lady of Rage. Kendrick too. Is their anger not several times more justified than the gratuitous belligerence of The Marshall Mathers LP, which doesn’t help facilitate constructive discussions like these?

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