Saturday, June 05, 2004

hip hop

hip hop has become too HIP for it's HOP, seems like everyone from AOL to McDonalds is getting into the frey, although it's nothing new, it just adds to the conjexture that it ain't a passing fad, but a fad that all true fans wished went back into the underground, so we don't have to see it basterdized even more than it is. Half a ways into the year and only Ghost Face and Kanye West have blessed us with Albums worthy of a top ten this year. Migth have to look for the top 5 instead.


At 6/05/2004 1:35 PM, Blogger The Rap Pundit said...

I keep waiting for the new underground movement, and was heartened when I was down in Chicago this weekend and tuned into not one but TWO real hip-hop radio stations. It was like I was back in 1994 again.

Queston is, can these stations be supported by advertisers--which is some shit right there to consider. The same advertisers that are pimping the culture (ever since Hammer did KFC and Taco Bell commercials) are the same advertisers *not* supporting the growth of hip-hop. It's like clear-cutting a forest and not planting any new trees--pretty standard corporate practice, so what's new.

The lack of top-ten worthy new releases (I might add Pete Rock to that list) is definitely cause for concern. What's the point of having an underground rap movement if it isn't providing some real dope hip-hop?


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