In case you are worried that River will be one of those rhythmlesshalf-black kids, or one hard-core gangsta half white kids, James and I are ensuring that he is learning about both his cultures (yes, white folks have culture too!).
Our main way of doing this is through music. River is already a fan of some Kanye (he has a lullaby CD that's Kanye tunes) and he is becoming a fan of Lil Wayne more and more each day. And of course i'm teaching him to love some classic R&B such as Luther, Al Green and the likes. This past weekend i was impressed that daddy too was using music to pass on some culture to his baby boy.
James performed this jam (complete with air guitar and head banging) to our son:
Yes, "Paradise City." Of course i had no clue who sang this (James was appalled when i asked if it was Aerosmith).
Guns N' Roses is the perfect band for River. They are rock AND Slash is a mixie kid just like River!
So have no fear, River will be the most well-rounded mixie kid on the block. I can't wait to see what his iPod43 will have on it. I'm sure it'll be a mix of some classics: Dr. Dre, Montley Crue, Jodeci, and some Guns N' Roses.