posted by January 29 at 10:40 AMon
Kyp Malone is sooo blip.
Over the weekend, the New York Times broke the news that some black people make/listen to indie rock music, not just jazz and hip hop or whatever.
But 40 years after black musicians laid down the foundations of rock, then largely left the genre to white artists and fans, some blacks are again looking to reconnect with the rock music scene.
Ah yes, how noble of them to “leave” the genre to the white man. Given the need for categorizing fans based on race, the NYT rushed to deliver some nomenclature for these musically-inclined race traitors, and the word they came up with is…wait for it…Blipster! As in “Black hipster,” get it?
there is even a new word for black fans of indie rock: “blipster,” which was added to UrbanDictionary.com last summer, defined as “a person who is black and also can be stereotyped by appearance, musical taste, and/or social scene as a hipster.”
Finally! Now when I’m at a show instead of having to say “the black guy” I can just say “that blipster”—anything that keeps me from having to know people of color by their actual given names. Thank you, Urban Dictionary, and thank you tireless geniuses of the New York Times.