This ranks pretty far up there as one of the most asinine controversies I’ve ever heard of. A certain musician and music writer has been accused of being a racist because he said he doesn’t like most hip-hop and that an online list of his favourite songs for each year of the 20th century included only 11 black artists.
I have never met [allegedly racist muscian and music writer] Merritt, and I have no idea whether or not he hates black people. But neither do Sasha Frere-Jones and Jessica Hopper. The evidence on which they base their claims and insinuations