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Music Critic/ Criticism Catch-All
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Here's a neat little article on a particular niche of Rush fans:

Just Like Hendrix

Rush -- quite possibly the whitest band on earth -- has a surprising number of black fans

by Craig D. Lindsey
July 21, 2004

https://m.riverfronttimes.com/stlouis/ju...id=2462099


"It all began late one Friday evening at the Houston radio station KTSU, during a broadcast of the popular rap show Kidz Jamm. Stevie C. and his crew were in the booth spinning choice cuts while a couple ladies struck up a conversation in the lobby.
As the time approached midnight, many a Dirty South rapper had ridden the airwaves during the past two hours. But then, suddenly, a rock song broke through.

"What is that?" one girl asked the other as the tune blasted out of the overhead speakers. And she didn't sound intrigued, either -- she sounded pissed that a hard-rock tune was hogging radio time that another crunk Lil Jon joint could've easily filled.

Another guy in the lobby (let's call him, um, me) walked into the booth to ask who and what the hell was playing.

"Rush," answered the DJ working the turntables. "'Tom Sawyer. '"

"Tom Sawyer"? Rush? On a rap show?

"I usually start off my mixes with that," the DJ replied.

And that's how my search began for black people who like Rush. Since then I've heard quite a few people of color go off about what would seem an anomalous love for the wildly polarizing band. "

"Got concrete rhymes, been rappin' for ten years and

Even when I'm braggin', I'm bein' sincere"



"Teenage angst has paid off well/ Now I'm bored and old"


"Drunk as hell, but no throwin' up

Half way home and my pager still blowin' up"


"I'm tired of living all alone
yeah, nobody ever calls me on the phone
But when things start getting bad
I just play my music louder"





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