Wynton Marsalis on Rap

I ran across this quote of Wynton Marsalis on Rap and Hip-Hop:

"I call it 'ghetto minstrelsy'," he says. "Old school minstrels used to say they were 'real darkies from the real plantation'. Hip-hop substitutes the plantation for the streets. Now you have to say that you're from the streets, you shot some brothers, you went to jail. Rappers have to display the correct pathology. Rap has become a safari for people who get their thrills from watching African-American people debase themselves, men dressing in gold, calling themselves stupid names like Ludacris or 50 Cent, spending money on expensive fluff, using language like 'bitch' and 'ho' and 'nigger'."

I couldn't agree more, and have often wondered why the current black leadership hasn't also pointed this out. Much of rap is a modern minstrel show. Before, black men were portrayed as was dim-witted lazy Step-n-Fetchit types. Now they are misogynist thugs and thieves. This is better? Why is it tolerated?