Definition of ブラコン when discussing musical preferences


A Japanese person told me that they have ブラコン。I looked it up on Wikipedia and it said something like an emotional attachment to one's brother. But they said that it meant something like someone who likes rap music. I couldn't find a definition like this. Is this what it means?

language hacker

Posted 2011-07-07T23:04:44.227

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Which Wikipedia did you check? – Tsuyoshi Ito – 2011-07-08T17:07:46.120



R&B, not rap. Straight from Wikipedia ("black contemporary").

Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams

Posted 2011-07-07T23:04:44.227

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Is there any more to it? Is it racial? – language hacker – 2011-07-08T01:10:52.553

1"Black music" is a common name in Japan for R&B and similar... It is obviously racial and probably would be offensive in any other country, but people are fine with it in Japan. – Dave – 2011-07-08T01:28:54.720

It might not refer to exactly the same genres, but I have found a similar term on the English Wikipedia:

– Nicolas Raoul – 2011-07-08T05:37:04.590