Jimi Hendrix is not a black man

A quick look at black aesthetics in music


Obviously, Jimi Hendrix is a black man. The physical facts will always infuriate the fictional naysayer who wants to prove otherwise. It would be more precise to say that black aesthetic does not define Jimi Hendrix as a black man. He does not fit into any of the molds of what black culture is supposed to be which, paradoxically, makes him not a black man. It might seem as if this claim is a bit brazen, but consider the following points:

1) R&B, soul, funk, jazz, blues and hip hop are all genres of music that are considered black forms of art, an art that can only be woven through living a black experience. This line of thinking innately strips away the black authenticity of any black artist who is not creating music within these genres.

Today, hip hop is supposed to be the quintessential genre of the black experience. This…

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