This is a thread to discuss the idea of whiteness and hip hop, either as a fan or a writer or even a performer. Is it problematic to be a white hip hop critic? What position does a white fan play in the culture? How should a white fan process and discuss the art? What levels of cultural tourism are at play, and how does this affect the black and brown communities that built hip hop? This is a nuanced topic, so please be respectful of everyone's opinions and experiences on the matter.