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It's understandable and wise to endorse authentic hip hop artists, but just because you embody the hood as an artist doesn't mean you can ignore how your culture is perceived by other cultures in your music.

RapIndie is a blog and on average, blog readers are not living a drill music compatible lifestyle. Turning your back on drill artists isn't fair to the rappers that don't have privilege, while endorsing too many drill artists is like cosigning their behavior.

Intellectuals (well-educated) artists don't always make better music, but that's why quality control isn't a corrupt measuring tool.

The point is, we do our best to select rappers that enhance the culture, bring cultures together, and make people feel seen. Although sometimes it's hard to do that fairly, we are trying.

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