White characters in rap videos aren't so much of a big deal now. But this wasn't always the case. It used to be that if you saw a Caucasian in the visual for what's a predominantly black artform, you had to pay attention. Something important was happening. Whether that white person was personifying the struggle against "the man," racial profiling, or on a more positive note, the weakening of racial barriers, the looks given to white people in the history of hip-hop videos is worth discussion. If you were to rely on just rap to learn just what they're all about, here's what you'd discover.
Don't trust them when they're reporting the news.
They're all about the racial profiling.
Is it a gun? Nope, Trick's just pulling out some cash, lady. Chill
Pamela Anderson is the premier white girl to bag after you "get on."
They make for sleazy record execs.
Straight cash solves everything:
They're sloppy drunks.
They killed Nas.
Still, your video needs a white woman.
Especially if she can do this:
But don't forget that whites can't dance.
But at the end of the day...
They will always give in and get crunk. And that's the most important thing.
Written by Frazier Tharpe (@The_SummerMan)