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Jack Harlow Says Racial Protests Have Made It Harder For White Rappers To Feel Welcomed

By Daryl Nelson
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Earlier this year, Jack Harlow talked to HipHopDX about being a respected White rapper in parts of the Black community. He's now talking about race and music again, this time with Yahoo.

"I feel blessed to have a voice in this period because one, I’m not a street artist and two, I’m not Black,” he said. “The only thing keeping me here right now is that level of authenticity, of being myself."

Harlow also said that he feels fortunate to have a voice in rap these days because it seems that some aren't as open as they used to be about accepting music from other races. In fact, it's a subject that he and fellow Kentucky rapper Nemo Achida once discussed.

“[Achida] feels like the country going into these new civil rights moments almost shifted away from, ‘Let’s have the White boy at the party,'" Harlow explained. "It became less about 'Let’s all be diverse together' and turned back into Hip Hop being, ‘It needs to be a Black genre.’ That’s just been the natural transformation of things, I think."

What do you have to say about Harlow's outlook?

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