Rapping About a Guilty Pleasure

This is hard for me. I've come on the radio to admit a deep, dark secret. And that secret is that I was really feeling VH1's reality series called Ego Trip's The (White) Rapper Show.

The show was a mixture of American Idol, a hip-hop edition of Survivor and a bizarro version of the Biggest Loser.

Richard Purcell teaches at the University of Pittsburgh. He's finishing his doctoral dissertation on writer Ralph Ellison.

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