Reading jazz pianist Kenny Drew, Jr's recent broadside against rap (not "rap music," puh-leese) on his web site, I couldn't help but be reminded of a letter to the editor of the NYT that I clipped from that paper more than a decade-and-a-half ago.
Don't Confuse 2 Live Crew With Black Culture
To the Editor
New York Times
June 25, 1990
As a black woman, I was appalled to read in Tom Wicker's June 14 column ("Home of the Brave") that the songs of the rap group 2 Live Crew contain "quintessentially black" lyrics. more