If you think that if it's not happening in Memphis, then it doesn't matter, think again.
Many places in the world, dictates what we do in the states. From fashion, to vacations, outside of the United States is where it's at. A true artist creates music for everyone not for his boys in the hood only. There are billions of people on the planet, but only a few hundred thousand (about 650,000) in Memphis. If you want to be locally successful that's fine, but for some they want to be known globally. Inorder to grow, we have to expand our horizons and minds to accept differences and learn from other cultures and not laugh at them.