The point is that it’s possible to be a white rap fan without being an asshole. You can listen to Wiz Khalifa (I mean, if you have to) and Drake and Killer Mike and Kendrick Lamar and any other rap or hip hop artist you want–and should, because there are so many artists out there that you can explore in an instant. But don’t equate your rap fandom with understanding the people who created the music. Don’t fall into the trap that the Rap Genius founders created and think that you “know” or “understand” rap lyrics because you have a fair command of the English language and a layman’s knowledge of the vernacular associated with the music. Remember that while you are a fan of the music, the music is not about you. And please, don’t tout Macklemore or Iggy Azalea as “the best new rappers”, even if they win Grammys. We all know they aren’t.