I’m sick of YG getting hate for being “hood” (eg- Simon and Martina often lampoon YG for the same and then obviously many of their viewers mimic that view). Anyone who’s been around for a while knows that YG as a company goes way back in its involvement in hip-hop, way before amoeba culture and their hip hop artists. If you have a problem with cultural appropriation then apply it to all of kpop and while you’re at it why don’t you just shit on all forms of art in the world? Everyone in the world, including artists in the west indulge in appropriation. Oh and homeboy G-Dragon? He ALONE fills up the same venues where SMTown has to bring together all their artists to pull in that kind of a crowd. Just because you’ve closed your eyes and ears to him doesn’t mean he’s not a huge cultural icon in the east. Every single person (old and young) I’ve ever met from Japan, Korea and other Asian countries know Big Bang, especially G-Dragon, despite not being into kpop themselves.
*To the submitter: I’m sorry! The second picture that you submitted with this would not work.