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If given the opportunity would many blacks who are darker skin change their skin complexions to lighter skin colors.


Black Students Still Favor Lighter Skin, Study Finds

By Kai Beasley
Black College Wire

A majority of African American students polled at a Midwestern university say lighter complexions are more attractive than darker ones, according to a study conducted by researchers from two Louisiana schools.

The results, taken from a sample of 100 students, indicated that 96 percent of the men preferred a medium to light complexion in women while 70 percent of women found light skin of value in men.

This latest analysis of mating preferences explored a number of probable causes, all of which were rooted in the "colorism" prevalent from slavery through the 1960s, where lighter skin typically meant more privilege. The results were published in 2006 in the journal Race, Gender and Class.

Ashraf Esmail, a sociology and criminal justice professor at Delgado Community College in New Orleans, and Jas M. Sullivan, an assistant professor of political science and African American Studies at Louisiana State University, conducted the study.

According to Sullivan, its purpose was to test whether the color line continues to be a problem for the African American community.

"We know that there has been a preference for lighter skin in the past as a result of racism," said Sullivan, "but we really wanted to know whether or not that preference still exists in the 21st century."

The researchers asked 50 African American men and 50 African American women, all students at a large Midwestern university, to participate in semi-structured interviews. The university was not named in the study and Sullivan declined to provide the name for this story.

The students were all between 18 and 19 years old with complexions ranging from light to dark. Each subject was shown pictures of light, medium and dark-skinned men or women from fashion magazines and asked to rate the images based on attractiveness. In addition, each respondent was asked questions about their mating preferences in terms of skin color and about the value of skin color in the African American community.

One reason for the difference in answers between African American men and African American women, according to the authors, is that women tended to take more characteristics into account, such as lips, hair, eyes, height and style of dress, when determining a man’s attractiveness.

The interviews pointed to slavery and a social stigma attached to darker skin. "I think that people are valued for their light skin," said one student. "You can take this theory way back to the house slave mentality. I think a lot of people, because that was valued, were taught to value light skin. I think it is still an ongoing type of thing, and society really has not lost that altogether."

Both men and women cited media as a driving force in the preference for lighter skin.

"When you talk to a guy, he thinks that he wants a perfect girl he sees on the videos. Usually, the women portrayed in the videos are light-skinned and have long hair," said one respondent.

Still, another participant argued that African Americans don’t divide themselves based on light and dark complexions. Rather, the greater issue is color prejudice in the United States as a whole.

"Black people just see all black people as black no matter if they are light or dark. If you have any black in you, the black community considers you black."

Analysis for the Esmail-Sullivan study took place in 2000. Though it is the most recent on the subject, its results differ dramatically from an earlier study of African American college students conducted in 1997.

Louie E. Ross, then associate professor of sociology at Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, N.C., interviewed 149 African American men and 236 African American women for his study, "Mate Selection Preferences among African American College Students." His research was conducted on the campuses of two historically black institutions in the Southeast; one public and one private.

The Ross study indicated that only 16.4 percent of women would prefer to date a person of a lighter complexion and 16.8 percent of women would want to marry a person with light skin. The study showed that 33.3 percent of men preferred to date a person of a lighter complexion and 38.3 would prefer lighter skin in a marriage partner.

Taken together, the research by Esmail and Sullivan and the earlier research by Ross indicate that colorism does have some impact on the African American community.

Esmail and Sullivan concluded that, "Further research in this area is needed. Clearly, colorism continues to plague the African-American community and we must first accept that claim and begin to find solutions that would ameliorate the superiority of light skin color to dark skin color."

Sullivan said there were plans to expand the research to other schools and to include historically black colleges. One of the issues he and Esmail plan to address is that colorism isn’t unique to the African American community, he said.

The New York Times reported on May 30 that the most popular cosmetic products among modern Indian women are those that lighten the skin. Didier Villanueva, country manager for L’Oreal India, said in the article that "fairness creams" account for half of India’s skin care market.

In the 2005 book "Fair Women, Dark Men: The Forgotten Roots of Color Prejudice," Canadian anthropologist Peter Frost reports that lighter women were preferred in medieval Japan, Aztec Mexico and Moorish Spain, even before there was significant contact with Western ideology.

Sullivan said, "What we sought to uncover in this study is whether or not the preference for lighter skin still exists" in the African American community. "Clearly you could make the connection between the preference for lighter skin and the past, but the deeper question, the question that needs much more observation is the why. Why does the black community self-select? Is this preference a dormant trait, is it something psychological, or is it just that light skin is all we see in the media and that affects our choices? These are the questions that still need answering."

Other studies published by Esmail and Sullivan include: "Black Candidates in Search of Electoral Support: Is Success Dependent on Residential Integration and Social Interaction?" (2003), "Interaction Patterns between Black and White College Students: For Better or Worse?" (2002), and "From Racial Uplift to Personal Economic Security: Declining Idealism in Black Education" (2002).
Kai Beasley is a May graduate of Emory University.

 Bobby And The Debarge Family Legacy

By Chance Kelsey,

The Debarge family was one of the most successful R&B groups of the 1980s. Debarge consisted of brothers El, Randy, James, Mark, and sister Bunny. Even before the Debarge came out in the 1980s they had two older brothers named Bobby and Tommy who were members in a music group named switch. Bobby was the oldest of the Debarge children and Tommy was the second oldest. Bobby was the lead singer in the R&B group switch before he left the group. Bobby had a beautiful falsetto voice, and it was his voice that made switch so popular. El Debarge has a beautiful falsetto voice also, with his voice he helped make Debarge famous. Continue Reading »

Update: Hip Hop artist rapper Kanye West broke down into tears on Saturday, November 17, 2007 on stage at a concert in Paris, France while attempting to perform (sing) the song "Hey Mama." The fans starting chanting Kanye, Kanye, and some (certain) members of his came to console him. West eventually left the stage and returned soon to perform the song "Stronger" and the audience started yelling their support. West is expected to return to the United States (America) for his mother’s funeral, which will take place Tuesday in Oklahoma city. Dr. Jan Adams under investigation (regarding the death of Donda west) By Chance kelsey, Chance: Dr. Jan Adams is in serious trouble after his patient Donda West died one day later after receiving cosmetic surgery from him. Donda West was the mother of Hip hop artist Kanye West. The surgery was done on November 9, 2007 and Donda died the next day on November 10, 2007.

Dr. Andre Aboolian of Beverly Hills, California said that Donda West came to him and wanted him to do cosmetic surgery but he refused because she had a medical condition that could lead to a heart attack. Abolian told her to go and get medical clearance (approval) from another Doctor, and then come back and see him. Donda never came back to see him. We now know she got the cosmetic surgery done by Dr. Jan Adams. Some of the comments I have seen and read on the Internet blogs, and websites are very interesting. Some people ask was Donda West pursuing Vanity?


Dr Jan Adams is not even board certified to practice and perform plastic surgery according to the Medical board. According to records Jan Adams has been sued twice, Some new organizations say Adams has been arrested twice on on DUI’s — but the website says that Adams has been arrested three times for DUI (driving under the influence).


DR. Jan Adams is a very handsome Caramel brown skin black, with a deep voice, aura of confidence, friendly personality, and comes across as very intelligent. So it is easy to see why people would trust.


Julie Coleman is a young female in her late 30s, and she went to DR Jan Adams for cosmetic surgery. The end result was she ended up physically scared for life around the breast and waist areas of her body. Julie did an interview with, and she said that because of the scars her husband would not look at her for 9 months, and it almost caused a divorced.


Also Jan Adams has his personal website advertising his cosmetic surgery. He also, has another website that sells skin bleaching creme to lighten the skin tones for women of color.   and 

 Jan Adams career as a Doctor is over, and it is sad to see that Miss Donda west lost her life she died at the age of 58 years old.



















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Floyd Sneed And Chance


By Chance Kelsey,  


Chance: I remember back in 1993 in Hollywood, California I was sitting at the barber shop waiting to get my done and hair cut, and in walks a black man with a white T-shirt, white baseball cap, and blue shorts and his face was clean shaven. He sat in a chair right next too me. We began talking with each other, and he introduced himself. He said his name was Floyd Sneed. He also talked with other people in the shop too.



He was telling the owner of the barber shop (Nolan) that he had a show to do soon. When Floyd and I started talking again we talked about his Drumming career. He mentioned that he was a drummer and that he was the drummer for the group Three Dog Night back in the 1960s and 1970s. Floyd had a very friendly and youthful energy about him. His personality was easy going. A year earlier I had seen an television interview Chuck Negron the lead singer of Three Dogs Night. In the interview Chuck said that he ended up homeless and on drugs for a while.


So I decided to ask Floyd what it was like working with Chuck, Floyd said he liked it a lot. He said he enjoyed the years that he was with the group. Floyd said that did opening acts for other groups to. I asked Floyd does the music industry give out royalties to the former members of the group Three Dogs Night. He said yes.   


Floyd got his hair cut, and when he got ready to leave he gave me his card. We spoke some more, and he left. It was a pleasant encountered with music history.   


Floyd also has a brother named Bernie Sneed who is also a musician. Floyd Sneed is the uncle of actress Rae Dawn Chong, Rae’s mother and Floyd are brother and sister. Floyd is from Canada.


get my done and hair cut, and in walks a black man with a white T-shirt, white baseball cap, and blue


shorts and his face was clean shaven. He sat in a chair right next too me. We began talking with each other, and he introduced himself. He said his name was Floyd Sneed. He also talked with other people in the shop too.


By Chance Kelsey,

R&B singer Keke Wyatt has generated some controversy regarding her comments to essence magazine ( Keke said that her white mother frequently used the word nigger towards her and her brother. Keke also acknowledges that she is biracial, many blacks are angry that Keke views herself only as part black but not fully.

Many Blacks all over the Internet at various website forums, and blogs are saying that Keke is simply black. So therefore, this means that blacks are putting the ODR (one drop rule) on Keke, this the one drop blood rule that says if you have one drop of black blood in you then you are black is still a problem in America.  In 1967 the Supreme court removed the one drop blood rule from the law books. Keke is not black, Keke is mixed race and bi racial.

K.W.: People always say I look really different in person and ask, “What are you mixed with?” Then when I tell them they say, “I thought you were all Black!” I get that a lot because my mother is Caucasian and my father is Indian and Black. Do you identify as a Black woman?

 K.W.: I am a woman. I ain’t like Tiger Woods. The truth is I’m 25 percent Black. I claim to be Black, Indian and I claim to be White. I’m all of it. If you ask me, “What are you?” I’m going to say, “I’m a woman.” I stand up for all women. I don’t care if you’re Black, White, Chinese, whatever. I don’t know what my mama put on my birth certificate…. (Laughs) So did your mom ever discuss race with you?

K.W.: I know when I was a little girl she would never let me and my brother watch movies that criticized Black people or where White people treated Black people really disgusting, like Roots. She didn’t want us to see how White people treated Black people because she probably thought we might start hating White people. Was she afraid of how you and your brothers might perceive her?

 K.W.: I used to tell her we’re not blind to the fact because we’re sitting there listening to people call her a “n—– lover” or accusing my daddy of being a “sell out” because he’s with a White chick. I told her she didn’t have to hide that stuff from us because we did see and hear about it, and kids did treat us differently. Did she ever talk to you about the N-word?

 K.W.: My mom was raised around African-American people all her life. She can cornrow and everything. All she knows is the African-American way of living, because her stepfather was Black and she was raised by his family. She will use the N-word like it’s going out of style. I say, “Mama you can’t just go around using the N-word,” and she’s like, “I don’t give a damn. I say what I want to say. N—a ain’t no color, it’s an ignorant person.” But that word is still synonymous with Black folk. So you couldn’t watch Roots, but she used the N-word around you and your siblings?

K.W.: No, she doesn’t say “n—er,” she says “n—a” and says it in front of everybody, every day. She has always said it since I was a little girl. Hell, I thought my name was “n—er” for a long time. We never thought about it being a bad word. Wow. So she didn’t want you to watch Roots, but she referred to you and your brother with the N-word? Do you think it’s time for her to stop using it?

 K.W.: People should feel free to say what they want to say as long as they don’t use it to hurt other people. I don’t think “n—a” is a bad word. I don’t think it’s directed toward people of color. Now, the word “n—er,” if you call me that, I will kick your a– because now you’re trying to be nasty and hurt my feelings. It depends on how you’re using it. But do you really think it’s enough of a distinction between the two to make exceptions?

 K.W.: Yes, because back in the day they were saying it with the “er” on the end. I think it’s just like saying Negro, because the word in the dictionary it means “ignorant person.” Yes, and many people still believe that “ignorant people” equals “Black people.”

K.W.: At the end of the day, you’re the one who is ignorant. I don’t think people should use the word so much. I hate how everyone thinks that Black people are beneath them, even Asians, Whites and …Mexicans. No, I’m not all Black, but I definitely stand up for the Black people. They’ve had it rough, they can’t help the fact that they’re skin is dark, or that their nose is a lil’ wider or that the curls in their hair might be tighter than yours. I don’t think that it’s fair for people who look like me with the light skin, pointy nose and the pretty hair to think that dark-complected people are any less than them. Who am I?

I’m not better than you. I breathe the same air and I bleed the same blood. Nobody is better than anybody else. We are all in this struggle called life. I think brown skin is beautiful because people like me have to lay out in the sun to try and look like you. My best friends are Black—Black-Black—and I think that’s so beautiful. I think that’s why I decided to make my children Black. I could have married a White dude or got with a White man and my kids probably would have looked completely White. That’s not what I wanted. Now, they can go outside and get a for-real tan (laughs). I think Black is beautiful. I stand for the African-American people until the day I die.

Hip Hop And Slavery

By Chance Kelsey,

 Chance: During the time period of slavery in America many black slaves would sing songs. Some of these songs were religious, other songs were about a variety of things like relationships or love, and other songs expressed how many blacks felt about being in bondage. In general most slave songs typically consisted of four-line stanzas that alternated with four-line choruses, and within that structure, solo verses alternated with refrains. The majority of stanzas most often took the aaab form (three repeated lines and a refrain) or aaba form (two repeated lines, one new line, then a repeat of the first line). Occurring less frequently was the abcd form (no repetition of text).
Music allows the soul to express how it feels on the inside, and music and sex are the only two things that come close to expressing the inexpressible.

Black people are what I call the music race, the way they express how they feel through a variety of musical styles has inspired even many other ethnic groups throughout the world. The blues is a form of black music that originated during slavery — and during the Jim Crow area of racial segregation the blues became more popular among black Americans. Blacks added more styles and instruments such as the guitar and harmonica to the blues during the era of racial segregation.

Just like music helped give blacks a form of emotional and mental expression during slavery, Hip hop culture gives many young blacks a voice to express how they feel about society today. Hip hop is a culture and rap music is a part of that culture. There are many forms of rap music both positive and negative. It all depends upon what social views and experiences in life the rapper has gone through. Gangster (gangsta) is just one form of rap music — there is religious rap, social conscious rap, political rap and many other forms. But gangsta (gangster) rap is the most popular form of rap currently because of the ruff urban life experiences that many young Hip Hop artists who are gangsta rappers have gone through in life. 

 Chance: So whether one agree or disagree rap music in its various forms express how many young people feel about various issues. Some young people just enjoy the music even though they have never experienced the life style the rapper is speaking about. Just like the black slaves sung songs based upon how they felt while in bondage. Gangsta rap is a form of the blues, white parents in the 1950s and 1960s would criticize the black music of their time. They did not want their children to listen to it. But many whites both young and old started to enjoy the same black music forms they once criticized. Then came Elvis Presley a white man singing black music and whites loved him and the rest is history.

Hip hop music is the music of choice that many blacks and members of other ethnic groups choose to express how they feel whether positive or negative. Will gangsta rap ever become unpopular yes, when life gets better for millions of young urban blacks who suffer from poverty, lack of education, police brutality, lack of love, violence, ghettoes, drug infested neighborhoods, high out of wed lock births, etc decrease to a very low percentage. Just like when slavery ended blacks stopped singing certain songs. Until then gangsta rap and hip hop culture will be an outlet of expression for millions of young black people.

By Chance (Chancellor)

Written during the 21st century by Chance

Chance writes: The words nigger and nigga are like father and son they are forever linked. Hear one you think of the other.

Nigga And Nigger

(The Origins Of The N Word)

By Chance, Chancellorfiles

Chance: The word nigga is a word that many black Americans use publicly and in private when speaking with fellow blacks. Sometimes blacks use the word nigga as a way of greeting each other. Example what’s up nigga is a way of saying hello, but if two blacks are arguing what’s up nigga can be a challenge to a fight. The word nigger spelled with the er at the end is the word that was used by whites during the time of black slavery in America. Whites used the word nigger as a way of degrading, humiliating, and embarrassing black slaves. So blacks during the time of slavery were constantly referred to by whites as niggers. Nigger with the er at the end is a derogatory term and a racial epithet to describe a black person. It is a term used to insult a black person anywhere on this planet.

The Origins Of The Word Nigger

The word nigger comes from the Latin language in Latin it is spelled niger with one g. The word niger in latin means black. When Spain started shipping black slaves from Africa to South America the Spaniards referred to blacks as negros. When American whites started using the word negro to describe a black slave. White Americans got the word negro from the Spaniards because Spain had black slaves in South America.  As time went on the White Americans living in the southern slaves states started to mispronunciation the word negro. They started pronouncing it niggero as time went on they started saying nigger. So blacks were called niggers from that point forward. 

The Origin Of The Word Nigga

The word nigga is a mispronunciation of the word nigger, whites in the southern states did not allow black slaves to learn how to read and write. It was illegal to teach a slave how to read and write in Southern states. White slave masters knew that an educated person can cause problems if they disagree with you. So therefore, black slaves were not allowed to learn how to read and write. A white person caught teaching a black slave how to read and write was punished by law. Now, because black slaves could not read and write so they would mispronounce words nigger became nigga, poor became poo, fool became foo, master became massa, brother became brotha, sister became sista, mother became motha, father became fatha, etc.

So the word nigga ending with the letter A is the mispronounced form of the word nigger which ends with er.

Hip hop Culture

The Hip hop culture and rap music has made the word nigga more popular than the word nigger many young people whom are kids, teenagers, young adults in their 20s and 30s use the word nigga. When speaking with each other and these young people come from all racial groups, hip hop is international and universal and goes pass all racial and ethnic lines. So hip hop has helped to some degree the word nigger take upon a less offensive meaning. By many people using the word nigga in hip hop instead of nigger. Hip hopsters know that nigger is derogatory and a racial slur. And they know that nigga is an expression of friendship and affection.


Chance: Blacks must understand also that when they use the word nigga in public other ethnic groups also hear them. And yes, these other ethnic groups understand in which context blacks mean and use the word nigga. They know blacks use it as a term of affection and friendship. But at the sametime it still reminds people of the word nigger, the two words nigga and nigger can really never ever be separated why? Because the word nigger is the father of the word nigga. The two word travel together because nigger gave birth to nigga and they will forever be linked. If blacks use the word nigga then certain people from other ethnic groups will want to use the word nigger to insult a black person. This is true and sometime people from other ethnic group use the word nigger to insult blacks. So remember nigger is the father of nigga and the two will always be linked forever when one disappears the other will die also.   

By Chance Kelsey (Chancellor)

Written during the 21st century by Chance            





M.C. Hammer Is Not A Gangsta Rapper

By Chance, Chancellorfiles


Chance:  M.C. Hammer in a song titled full blast, dissed rappers Busta Rhymes and Eminem, seriously he has called them out and criticizing them.M.C. Hammer released the song Full Blast in 2004, M.C Hammer has said that he went no where and he was just sitting on the sidelines watching all the so called rappers.



M.C. Hammer (Photo)


Personally I don’t think he can hang with this new gangsta rap culture because M.C. Hammer is not that type of Rapper, he is an entertainer and dancer.

But not a gangster (gangsta) rapper – M.C. Hammer is setting himself up to get humiliated and embarrassed. He understands that gangsta style is what many people prefer in a rapper. That type of music sells so Hammer is trying to move in that direction of Gangsta rapper, he is not a gangsta rapper.


This will be his third comeback and I think if he keeps pursuing the gangsta rapper role and starting beefs (starting problems with other people, in this case rappers).

He is going to get humiliated because those rappers he is attacking will start talking about he washed up and belongs in the past with rappers of the 80s and early 90s.



Hammer is trying to be something (gangsta rapper) that he is not and it has shown that he is not a gangsta rapper or gangsta. I am sadden too that Hammer decided that he needed to start a verbal fight with two other rapper/hip hop performers so he could get some attention.

This proves that negativity is strong and it sells. Does this mean that Hammer sold out because he was a clean hip hop performer with no violent rapper lyrics? And now, he is imitating the behavior of those gangsta rappers.



I remember in the early 1990s when M.C. Hammer was so popular that even certain Gangsta (Gangster) rappers. Started calling him names and criticized him because Hammer was so famous. Those certain Gangsta rappers were famous also, but Hammer was more famous. But now 15 years later, it is Hammer, who has moved into the Gangsta rapper style of music and starting problems by name calling and insulting other rappers.



Life is strange is not how we end up becoming like the people we once disliked because of their negative behavior. I hope Hammer gets out of this Gangsta image thing because someone can get hurt or killed in gangsta rap life just look at tupac and biggie smalls. Both dead in behind name calling and insults (beefing). M.C. Hammer, you can do better by being yourself and you can create some new way of combining hip hop music and dancing.



Just look at Kayne west he combined hip hop music with R&B music and clothing fashion. And look how popular Kayne west is, also look at the Hip Hop group Outkast look at how they combined hip hop music with R&B and clothing Fashion. Hammer go do the same thing because this Gangsta image is not you. You have your own unique style, so Hammer go and polish your unique style and present it to the world of Music and Fans because you are unique.


Chance, Reflecting on Hip Hop Culture and Music





By Chance (Chancellor)

Written during the 21st century by Chance

Chance writes: Baggy clothes and Hip Hop are united like husband and wife before you criticize the baggy clothes style. You should first try to find out the origins this is what the thoughtful one’s do

The Origin Of Baggy Clothes In Hip-Hop And Gang Culture

By Chance, The Chancellorfiles

Chance: The baggy clothes style was started by black American crip and blood gang members.
It all started in the 1970’s at the Los Angeles county jail in Los Angeles, California.
When people got arrested by the Los Angeles Police Department and once they arrived at the Los Angeles County jail. The Los Angeles county sheriffs would take the inmates belts and shoe laces away. The reason for this procedure was because some inmates would use their belts and shoe laces to kill themselves. There were inmates who didn’t want to do time in jail or prison so they would commit suicide. So the Los Angeles County Sheriffs started taking belts and shoe laces away from all inmates.

Now some of the Black inmates were gang-members these black gang members were Crips and Bloods. When these black Crip and Blood gang-members were released from the Los Angeles County Jail and from the California prison system.

They remembered the way their pants would fall down because the sheriffs took away their belts; and their shoes were loose because of no shoe laces. Also, they remembered how they where given white-t shirts that were too big for some of them to wear. So these black gang-members kept the style that they got from jail and prison.

Example a black gang-member in Los Angeles who wore a 34inch waist in pants would buy a size 40 inch waist in pants. Also he might be a size large in shirt but he would buy 3x large t-shirt (triple x large). Because he remembered being locked up in jail and prison having no choice but to wear white-t-shirts and other shirts that were too big for him.

Chance: Also Hispanics Americans (Latinos) in California have been wearing white-t-shirts since the 1940s. These Hispanic Americans were called Chicanos (Hispanic of Mexican descent). The Hispanic gangs of California back in the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s were called Pachucos. The Pachucos had their own neat and clean pants, shoes, zoot suits and shirts, Pachucos would sometimes wear white-t-shirts and white tank top t-shirts also. The Pachucos dressed very clean and neat – and they were Hispanic gang-members.

But the reason you see black gang-members wearing white-t-shirts is because a white-t-shirt was one of the shirts they were given to wear in jail and prison. When people saw black rappers on television, music videos, and album covers wearing baggy clothes.

That’s when people from all ethnic-groups started wearing baggy clothes. Baggy clothes are no long the sign of a GANG-MEMBER because people who enjoy HIP-HOP – and those who don’t like HIP-HOP wear BAGGY CLOTHES for fashion, not because they’re in gangs.

Also the fashion industry has been influenced by baggy clothes just look at some of the designs of the latest fashion clothing. Even today jails and prisons still give inmates white-t-shirts to wear as an under-shirt.


California Started The Baggy Clothes Style In General


Baggy clothes did not originate in New York cities Hip-Hop community, baggy clothes was introduced to Hip-Hop culture and gang life by Blacks from California. Also, Latinos who were called Pachucos wore their double pleated baggy dress pants back in the 1920s all the way to the late 1960s. And, in Califonia’s subculture Blacks and Hispanics were already wearing double pleated cottlers, Parachute pants, and lock pants.

The first New Yorkers to start wearing baggy clothes were the freestyle dances and Webo dancers this is how New York break dancers started wearing baggy clothes. Freestyle and webo dancers were New York break dancers. And then by the late 1980’s baggy clothes became more popular at hip Hop events in New York and the entire East coast.

The California and the West coast already had the baggy clothes style before the East coast. Black California gang members who became Hip Hop gangster rappers (gangsta) then started making video’s and more and more people of all ages saw the baggy clothes look that black gang members got from California’s jail’s and prison system.

So New York created the Hip Hop culture and California created the baggy clothes style and the two merged and united and came together to form one Hip Hop community.

Through Hip Hop and baggy fashion clothes (the baggy clothes) the East coast and West coast united young people of all racial groups and ethnic back grounds.
Hip Hop culture has done what politics and religion sometimes have a hard time doing and that is uniting people of all ethnicities, political, and religious back grounds.

Hip Hop is a culture

What is a culture made of?

1. Politics
2. Religion
3. Economics
4. Music
5. Clothes
6. Literature – books, poetry, educational and books on any subject.
7. Heritage
8. common experiences
9. Relationships – family, friends, casual acquaintances, husband and wife, boyfriend and girl friend, co-workers, etc.
10. Psychology
11. Language – a language can be a dialect or in metaphors or slang.
12. Ideas – Opinions and thoughts on any subject, situation and circumstance that many members of a particular culture find important to the members of their culture.
13. Foods
14. Written and unwritten – rules and codes of conduct on what to say and do and what not to say and do.
15. Philosophy- opinions about certain situations and circumstances in life also – opinions about certain intellectual, political, educational, and religious topics.
Also there are many other things that can make up culture but these are the major ones.

Hip Hop is the culture and music is a part of the Hip Hop culture, rap music is not culture rap music is a part of the Hip hop culture. And rap expresses the cultural and personal experiences of the rapper.


Eric Eazy-E wright is the God-Father And Founder Of Gangster Rap He Is The One Who Started It


Look at Gangsta rap (Gangster rap) it is the most popular music among all ethnic-group also rap music especially Gangsta Rap music is the most widely sold music on the planet. Now not all Rap music is Gangsta rap, some rap music is about relationships between male and female, some about life, some rap songs are about being aware of your culture, some rap music is about being intelligent and some rap music is about the gangsta life.

In the late 1970’s and up to the mid 1980s your Hip-Hop rappers like Run-Dmc, Ll Cool J, Dougie Fresh, Whodini, and many others were not gangsta rappers. They were Hip-Hop performers, entertainers and rappers but not gangsta rappers (Gangster rappers). Yes other music categories like Rock ‘n’ Roll, Classical, Country, and all the other musical categories sell millions of albums also. But Generally Hip-Hop Music and Gangsta Rap Music sell more albums than any-other musical category.

So as previously stated rap music currently is the number one most sold music on the planet and numbers don’t lie.
There are many reasons why rap music is the most WIDELY SOLD music in music store Retail and the most internet DOWNLOADED music on earth.

One of the major reasons is that people from all ethnic and racial groups buy it more people from all ethnic-groups also buy Rock’n’ Roll, Country, Classical, and all other musical categories. But they buy Rap music more than any-other. The Hip-Hop culture is open to all ethnic and racial groups. Also, people from other ethnic groups don’t feel like it’s a Black American cultural thing only.

Why? Because black people welcome all people from every ethnic background to their culture there-fore it becomes humanities culture. Someday the whole world will be united just like the Hip-Hop community is united by all ethnic groups. All ethnic groups united, representing one international-humanity just like the Hip-Hop community.

By chance Kelsey (Chancellor)

Written during the 21st century by Chance.