Nirvana Frontman offered his opinion on hip-hop in an unearthed interview in September 1991.
Four days before Nirvana released ‘Nevermind’ Cobain claimed that white people shouldn’t rap. “The white man doing rap is just like watching a white man dance.” Roberto LoRusso, a 21-year-old college radio DJ at the time, conducted this interview in Ontario, London. In the interview, Cobain discussed the early-Nineties battle over censorship and the arts and their shift from Sub Pop to Geffen Records. LoRusso asked Cobain to elaborate on a similar statement he made during another interview in which he said that white people shouldn’t rap because “the white man has ripped off the black man long enough.” Cobain, wondering if he was under the influence at the time added, “I’m a fan of rap music but most of it is so misogynist that I can’t even deal with it. I’m really not that much of a fan. I totally respect and love it because it’s one of the only original forms of music that’s been introduced. But the white man doing rap is just like watching a white man dance. We can’t dance, we can’t rap.”
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