Top definition. White people music. A stupid term middle schoolers or unintellctual hip hop fans use when they hear rock or pop music. In their perspective, if the lyrics are eloquent , and not hip hop, it's considered " white people music ". Aug 26 Word of the Day. That Shit Is Fucked. Guy 1 : Gawd Damn this is some good ass ice cream. Guy 2 : Let me get a lick of that shit dawg. Music for white people, by white people. Generally two categories, heavy metal scremo popular in Nordic countries and among white angsty males, usually drug users and folk.
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White people love all types of music, but there is a certain type of song that resonates much deeper with us. It has to have an anthemic, sing-along chorus, it has to have some nostalgia value, and there have to be guitars involved. Turn on any of these and watch us white people dance. Fellow crackers, these are our anthems.
With Lollapalooza upon us, this marks the start of an awkward yet delicate dance familiar to white rap music fans. At those pivotal festival moments when the cool, swaggering young rapper dips his mic toward audience members in a gesture for them to finish the verse, white patrons have an important decision to make:. Do they repeat the verse that contains the most vilified word of our time, or quickly mumble it and avoid an awkward moment with any black fans? Bronzeville rapper Noname addressed the issue at Pitchfork when she presented a new song that included the N-word as part of the chorus, but she included an alternative for white fans. But the word is enjoying something of a pop culture renaissance in these early years of the 21st century, well beyond its origin as the soul-crushing racial invective. In the last five decades the word has become a piece of performance art by black icons from Richard Pryor and Dave Chapelle to Drake and Childish Gambino, morphing it into cool slang for some young white rap-loving hipsters and others.
The music of the United States reflects the country's pluri-ethnic population through a diverse array of styles. It is a mixture of music influenced by music of the United Kingdom , West African , Irish , Latin American , and mainland European cultures among others. American music is heard around the world. Since the beginning of the 20th century, some forms of American popular music have gained a near-global audience. Native Americans were the earliest inhabitants of the land that is today known as the United States and played its first music. Beginning in the 17th century, immigrants from the United Kingdom, Ireland, Spain, Germany, and France began arriving in large numbers, bringing with them new styles and instruments. African slaves brought their own musical traditions, and each subsequent wave of immigrants contributed to a melting pot. Much of modern popular music has roots in the emergence in the late 19th century of African American blues and the growth of gospel music in the s.