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Rolling Stone is in Hot Water for White Washing Dancehall Music + SPIN Calls Them Out on It

The tweet that kicked it all off.



People on Twitter were not pleased with RS for misidentifying Dancehall as "tropical house"


















- Calls out music critic Jody Rosen for attributing the musical style of Work to some singles off of Justin Bieber's album Purpose.

- Mentions that Sorry has more similarities with music you would hear in Jamaica in the 1970s than "Trop-house"

- Stresses that founders of dancehall and current artists from the West Indies need to be acknowledged and credited when speaking of the popular songs they influenced.

- Argues that the issue is that critics are contributing to the white washing of dance music's roots in black, queer, latin communities.



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Tags: justin bieber, music / musician (pop), race / racism, rihanna
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