Kotaku just posted this article about "Geeks" and "Gamers" in Hip Hop. Here's a small excerpt:
Acts like Lupe Fiasco resemble Peter Parker, embody the stereotype of the geek, the nerd. We're typically portrayed as the sensitive types, the outliers who are searching for acceptance.
The paradox with the Peter Parker type is to be at once meek and still be able to don a costume for heroics.
Players: stereotypically reserved, shy until we pick up a controller, until it's time to save the world. Should the apocalypse ever occur, or if a zombie outbreak happens, the assumption is that we'd thrive, yeah? Backpack rappers, meanwhile, have an eye for the things that are wrong with society. They carry in their chest an idealism that wants to change the world."
Read the full article HERE