White people and their sometimes-problematic place in hip-hop culture have been in the news recently. At The New Republic last week Dave Bry mulled Chief Keef and whether it’s ok for white music critics to like violent rap, while we wrote about white entertainers who think they have a pass to say the n-word. Not entirely related but still on-point was our buddy Skinny Friedman’s piece on folks who shouldn’t be writing about rap music in the first place.