Non-threatening Hip Hop For Nerds


A curious thing happened around 2004: I started seeing nerdy white and Asian guys get increasingly in to hip-hop.

I’m not referring to hip-hop from Actual Black People (which tend to be rather threatening to nerdy white boys), mind you, nor am I referring to the conscious hip-hop that white hipsters tended to glom on, because it’s “authentic”, and somewhat edgy, but also not threatening. Neither was this part of the (shudder) nerdcore group. Instead, they were listening to this guy named Nujabes.

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