Friday, May 11, 2012
Karmin’s style, it turns out, is reference; if it were to have come out with a wholly original sound, it would have been alienating.

Karmin’s rise also reflects that hip-hop, once something that outsiders had to apply for admission into, is fair game for anyone. The barriers to entry aren’t there anymore. The line between theatrically revising other people’s raps and using the medium seriously, for your own purposes, has been all but eradicated.

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