Uncomfortable Rapping, Part 3: Strictly Commercial 90s

Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more… and perhaps (hopefully) for the last time. I’m back with some 90s entries into this walk of shame I call Uncomfortable Rapping, Part 3.  First we hit my senior year in high school for this commercial I happily do not remember. Rappin’ Rockin’ Barbie came out …

Uncomfortable Rapping, Part 2: The 80s

Once upon a time, I introduced you to the world of white people grabbing something they didn’t create, rap, to use it for their own commercial purposes. I didn’t have the term “cultural appropriation” handy when I first wrote about Uncomfortable Rapping, but I sure do now. It’s not a new concept, that advertisers, filmmakers, …