Okay so I am on a music kick right now, especially soul, neosoul, punk, classic hip hop, funk, you know that good music. I am in love with all music. One day I might be bumpin' Bach the next Miss Jill Scott, even some Maroon 5 from time to time, don't judge me. While on Pharell's new Youtube channel, I AM Other I came across a video called What Color is your music? I was interested to see what the masses had to say on the topic.
In High School I I tried to be down, listen to the latest rap and hip hop. They're okay but they are definitly not my faves. The music that I forced myself to listen to fed into my alter ego, "Najee." Najee was far more daring than my true self. Nobody bought it including me. I love jazz, classical music, rock, pop, and funk. I love it all. I guess that by embracing rap and hip hop I was embracing "black music, trying to fit in the small African American community at my suburban High School. Don't judge me! Anyway I am digressing I wonder how many out there are like me and have tried to identify racial acceptance by music choices. Is this another way that we stereotype? Check this video.