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Bad rap

New York Times columnist David Brooks blasts French rap music, but has he ever listened to it?
New York Times columnist David Brooks blasts French rap music, but has he ever listened to it?
By Joshua Glenn
November 20, 2005

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''ONE OF THE striking things about the scenes from France," tsk-tsked David Brooks in his New York Times column of Nov. 10, ''is how thoroughly the rioters have assimilated [American] hip-hop and rap culture." As evidence that poor young Muslim men in French slums are taking lifestyle cues from gangsta rappers, the author of ''Bobos in Paradise" and ''On Paradise ... (Full article: 357 words)

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