Friday, January 29, 2016

Don't believe the hype

A propos of the fact that rapper BoB has declared his belief that the earth is flat, here's an article Andrew Mueller wrote for the Guardian back in 2011 about musicians and their extraordinary predilection for crackpot conspiracy theories, in which he argued that this predilection should come as no surprise: "the field is disproportionately populated by people who are overendowed with spare time, money, hallucinogenic drugs and delusions of grandeur, and/or correspondingly underequipped with common sense". I love Jay Z's response to accusations made by several fellow rappers that he's a member of the Illuminati: "I can't even get into a golf club in Palm Springs"...

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