Why is everyone always stealing black music?

For centuries, black music, forged in bondage, has been the sound of complete artistic freedom.  The purity that separation struggles to maintain? This country’s music is an advertisement for 400 years of the opposite: centuries of “amalgamation” and “miscegenation” as they long ago called it, of all manner of interracial collaboration conducted with dismaying ranges of consent.o wonder everybody is always stealing it.