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NYTimes: Ke$ha is Changing the Face (and Sound) of Rap

NYTimes: Ke$ha is Changing the Face (and Sound) of Rap

Ke$ha was just written up in a huge feature for the New York Times. Here’s what the newspaper had to say about the 22-year-old:

– [Ke$ha] is rangy, with a model’s figure and a Sunset Strip attitude.

– “TiK ToK” is something of a milestone in contemporary pop: the complete and painless assimilation of the white female rapper into pop music… A burgeoning pop star who is primarily a singer, Ke$ha is nevertheless a pioneer.

– It’s all part of the continuing deracination of the act of rapping, which used to be inscribed as a specifically black act, but which has been appropriated so frequently and with such ease that it’s been, in some cases, re-racinated. The very existence of the casually rapping white girl reflects decreasingly stringent ideas about race and gender.

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Earlier this week, “TiK ToK” just hit #1 on the Billboard 100.

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43 Responses to “NYTimes: Ke$ha is Changing the Face (and Sound) of Rap”

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  1. 1
    LaLa Says:


  2. 2
    Laura Says:

    Ke$ha’s not a rapper. She’s just a regular pop singer and wannabe Lady Gaga.

  3. 3
    fdv Says:

    sure jj after one song, big change wtf has this world came to

  4. 4
    aeg Says:

    Trashy singer. (I’m not a hater)

  5. 5
    Sammy Says:

    I LOVE KE$HA!!!!!!
    Met her & saw her live in London.
    DO NOT bash her people that are commenting!!!
    she has pure talent!

  6. 6
    dundies Says:

    no. want to try again?

  7. 7
    sara Says:

    She’s a rapper? IMO, she’s simply a pop singer who can’t sing.

  8. 8
    Jen Says:

    rap singer? LMAO

  9. 9
    meh Says:

    haha this article is hilarious. fergie did the whole “rap” thing way before her.

  10. 10
    ka-blamo Says:

    Girlfriend is high as a kite in that video. That aside, I still don’t know who she is, or why I should care.

  11. 11
    elle Says:

    ugghh this girl is so unbelievably obnoxious

  12. 12
    Paulie Says:

    I agree with others, she is NOT a rapper.

  13. 13
    All Women Stalker Says:

    Who is this Ke$ha and why is she here every day? Time to do some googling then.


  14. 14
    Tyler Says:

    What kind of pretentious person puts a dollar sign in their name? Furthermore, her single has no distinctive sound. She should just change her name to Generic Female Singer #4,376. Please someone give me good reason to support this girl.

  15. 15
    lakers fan in boston Says:

    lmao, when has she been a rapper?
    the only part that’s close 2 rap is i think she did a song with flo-rida i think
    jared, ur obsessed with this chick….
    remember the last check u were obsessed with, that chick from transformers….isabel or something…
    so far ive only liked 1 song, all the others 1 r pretty much junk

  16. 16
    jamie Says:

    i have to agree with the majority of the comments here. she is not aa rapper but just a mediocre pop star. im not a hater but she is a gaga, fergie and Xtina wannabe.

  17. 17
    xxx Says:


    Has anyone bothered to read the lyrics to Tik Tok?
    Freaking TERRIBLE. She is so bad….. seriously……….. eugh.

  18. 18
    Joesph Says:

    The article states that she is rangy, with a model’s figure and a Sunset Strip attitude. I tell you the media loves that crap, she has a models figure, so she is cute to look at and bubbly. Gotta love America, they will try all they can to push these blond zombies with no talent in any music genre. At least let this chick get her feet wet before proclaiming her the female Elvis of rap music.

    Its not like i listen rap anymore anyway, the music died with Tupac.

  19. 19
    t_b Says:

    okay jared, you are not perez hilton and ke$ha (how dumb is the dollar sign by the way? you’re not clever.) is not lady gaga. stop trying to be them and get over it.

  20. 20
    RodneyClint Says:

    Ha, you idiots are, well you’re idiots :P It’s almost as if you haven’t even heard ‘Tik Tok’ and a few you seem to have met this girl and can judge her off that. The song isn’t like anything Lady Gaga has out or any of the other acts you people posted, she’s speaking fast and not really trying to sing, it all rhymes and it’s a song made to jump and down to at a house party or in your car on your way to school or work. Rapping is speaking fast or chanting lyrics and that’s how all her songs are, she never tries to sing. Ashlee Simpson is someone who can’t sing and tried to be a real singer. You guys need to get a clue and stop berating her because she’s blonde, thin, and has pop music. I can’t believe you even compared her music to Gaga, she wouldn’t be caught dead near ‘Tik Tok’.

  21. 21
    tara Says:

    I wonder how much money they paid the New York Times to write that article. Her record company must be paying lots of money to promote this wanna-be artist on all these sites. Why waste all this money, go donate it to the poor or something.

  22. 22
    Toni Says:

    I wonder why is jared reminding me of Perez with his live for Lady GaGa.

  23. 23
    Toni Says:

    Love I mean

  24. 24
    yipee! Says:

    she’s either extremely annoying…..or she’s stoned.

  25. 25
    Mario Says:

    Stupid and ugly girl!

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