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cokebottleag
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Justin Timberlake rebranding as a "White Man"
Because the outdoors and nature is white culcha

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A powerline stretches across a backdrop of golden fields. A stem of grain cuts through the sun shining in an empty forest. Justin Timberlake is cold and alone in the woods, staring at something we can’t see. Now he is kneeling in a snowy field, lost in thought and then a second later arms stretched up toward the heavens. Now he is walking fully-clothed through a quiet stream. He is gazing out at some snowy mountains. Next he is on a cliff gazing out over an autumnal wilderness scene. Something is weighing on Justin Timberlake’s mind, but what could it be?


Nothing says white power like a wheatfield.
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White colonialist fantasies aside, there’s something very familiar about this pivot in Timberlake’s style. We saw it from Miley Cyrus in her hasty rebranding around her 2017 pop country album Younger Now, as well as from Lady Gaga who took to wearing cowboy hats with the release of her 2016 album Joanne. Authenticity is quite marketable now, and for white pop stars that means shifting away from the hip-hop and R&B-influenced sounds that made them famous, and toward the sounds of Southern and country rock. For Timberlake, the pivot should be sonically natural: Originally hailing from Tennessee, Timberlake has never been shy about celebrating his Southern origins. And considering Pharrell and Timbaland are both producers on the album, Man of the Woods is likely to retain some familiar influences.

But with his insistence in the video that this album will be his most personal yet, Timberlake is indulging in the inexplicably popular fallacy that music with heavy country influences is somehow more profound or emotionally acute than music that is electronic, lyrics that are rapped, or songs that inspire listeners to shake their asses. Most recently, hip-hop artist Post Malone pushed this narrative in an interview where he said, “If you’re looking for lyrics, if you’re looking to cry, if you’re looking to think about life, don’t listen to Hip Hop.”


Time to get mad at JT for being white, because only whites can perform different genres of music. It's just science:

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The success of his second studio album FutureSex/LoveSounds was in no small part due to hip-hop producers like Timbaland and Rick Rubin. There’s nothing wrong with a white artist expressing black influences in his music; still, the ease with which Timberlake can pivot to and away from blackness certainly raises some questions. Pop music is about reinvention, but only white artists are allowed the freedom to leap between racialized identities, depending on the whims of the market


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Ace Midnight
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only whites can perform different genres of music. It's just science:



Ray Charles, from the grave, laughs at most white recording artists.


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Pop music is about reinvention, but only white artists are allowed the freedom to leap between racialized identities, depending on the whims of the market

I think my man Hootie would disagree with that.


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TerryDawg03
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Pop music is about reinvention, but only white artists are allowed the freedom to leap between racialized identities, depending on the whims of the market


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Rebel
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re: Justin Timberlake rebranding as a "White Man"
Kid Rock turned white Long before JT did.


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SG_Geaux
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re: Justin Timberlake rebranding as a "White Man"
Who dat girl is?


Wtodd
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re: Justin Timberlake rebranding as a "White Man"
OK what? I have no idea what he's doing but I feel triggered


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Salmon
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re: Justin Timberlake rebranding as a "White Man"
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He’ll only have to live with himself for pandering to a whiter America.




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AUstar
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He’ll only have to live with himself for pandering to a whiter America.


A whiter America? America is the least white it's been since 1605. Whites will completely die out in a century or so and I am sure the country will be a much better place. It will be a utopia just as it was before whites came.


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cokebottleag
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Who dat girl is?



I don't know, but I'd charge across no-man's land in the Somme 1916 just to suffocate in her muddy footprints.


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upgrayedd
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re: Justin Timberlake rebranding as a "White Man"
So, it's cultural appropriation for a white guy to embrace/profit from black music/culture but it's white supremacy and a celebration of colonialism if he embraces his own music/culture and it's white privilege that he can go back and forth between genres.


I love when leftists load the dice to make seemingly nice people like JT look like monsters.


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BlackPawnMartyr
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re: Justin Timberlake rebranding as a "White Man"
Here is Timberlake at a KKK rally getting influence.


YOUTUBE LINK


upgrayedd
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Here is Timberlake at a KKK rally getting influence.

Singing a song originally performed by David Allan Coe.
Literally HITLER!


TheHarahanian
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re: Justin Timberlake rebranding as a "White Man"
I see you're all surprised that he's rebranding as white.

I'm surprised he's rebranding as a man.


MAGA
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re: Justin Timberlake rebranding as a "White Man"
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I'm surprised he's rebranding as a man.


Boom.


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TH03
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re: Justin Timberlake rebranding as a "White Man"
Darius Rucker sang 90s rock and now pivoted to country music. Lajon Witherspoon has been singing for Sevendust for 23+ years. Lesser known, but Tosin Abasi has been playing ridiculous guitar for prog rock Animals As Leaders for 10+ years.

But I guess those doesn’t count since it goes against their narrative.


kingbob
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re: Justin Timberlake rebranding as a "White Man"
Don’t forget Cowboy Troy, or Myles Davis pivoting from cool jazz to funk.
Cee-Lo-Green pivots all over the damn place. Randy Jackson was in Zebra, Jessica Simpson can’t rap, I want ANSWERS!


TH03
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re: Justin Timberlake rebranding as a "White Man"
It’s not the 1920s anymore. Music is accessible and open to everyone. There isn’t a racial identity tied to certain genres.

Where’s the outrage for T Swift going from country to pop with some rapping on her newest album?
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Salmon
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re: Justin Timberlake rebranding as a "White Man"
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Where’s the outrage for T Swift going from country to pop with some rapping on her newest album?


Um. Look harder



TH03
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re: Justin Timberlake rebranding as a "White Man"
Well they can go frick themselves. That album is fire.


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