As we discuss Miley Cyrus and her appropriation of Hip Hop culture, lets not forget that it is part of a long-standing tradition of white people latching onto what is seen as "black" music and eventually taking over discussion of the genre.

Also, I wanted an excuse to post my favorite Chuck Berry song.He wasn't the first to do what he does, but a lot of white musicians copied him and got tons more credit.Let's hope the Mileys of the world don't mess up an already changed genre and let Hip Hop go the way of Rock, Jazz, and Blues.

Side note: makeup brand aside, isn't Maybelline such a pretty, Southern, name?Love it!