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Since the very beginning, hip hop has been edgy and raw. "Bubble gum rappers" were thought of as less authentic and taken less seriously. Indie rappers vary in offensiveness. They don't usually talk about gang activity, but instead explore the cultured vices lyrically. As a platform, it can be difficult to find the balance between representing the messages of the community of artists, while connecting with the community of listeners. Cultural dissonance, swearing, and suggestive themes, need to be there sometimes, but keeping pace with the amount of moderation fans want, requires feedback from your end. Have we gone too far? or is it cheesy?

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