Music is suppose elevate the calm. Get a somber mood into a happy state. Have you feeling good to the point you put a certain track on repeat. Make you memorize the lyrics and mimic harmonies. It’s also suppose to be diverse. Dealing with Hip Hop, hearing the same style, same rhythm, same chorus or even the subject talked about can be very wack.
Hip Hop is the last genre that should be redundant.
For a minute now, all over the Internet, Bloggers and Hip Hop mags, all I hear and read is that the music is dead. Radio ain’t playing the real, BET programs suck ass for being another version of the radio and the outlets for our artists have dried up. Nas said “Hip Hop is dead”. Sorry but I beg to differ. We just stopped listening. What I mean by that is we want the radio and video to be what it used to be in the 90’s. We want to see our artists on tv performing real songs. Problem with that is we as fans stopped supporting our artists. We bootleg instead of buying so on the outside looking in, it seems as though we don’t care. We hate more than giving positve reviews which makes it seem like everything’s a bad choice. Why would a producer book a emcee who seems to not have any fans?
Straight up, for the past 2 years, I purchased 28 projects of Hip Hop! Once I got my iPhone, it was over with cd’s. Shit, I have a load of those as is…peep Federal Ranga’s Vlog to see what I’m talking about. Here’s quick Rundown:
LL Cool J-Exit 13
CL Smooth-Multi Barz of Fury
Large Professor-Main Source
De La Soul-Are you In
Masta Ace & Ed OG-Arts&Entertainment
Blaq Poet-The Blaqprint
Canibus & Keith Murray-(Undergods)
Wu Tang-Chamber Music
Dres-From the Black Pool of Genius
Crooked I- Mr.PigfaceWeaponWaist
Raekwon the Chef – OBFCL2
Q-Tip-Kamaal The Abstract
Joell Ortiz-Covers the Classics
Royce Da 5’9″-StreetHop
KRS-ONE & Buckshot-Survival Skills
The Alchemist-Chemical Warfare
Method Man & Redman-Blackout!2
Joell Ortiz-Road Kill
Freeway & Jake One-The Stimulus Package
Statik Selektah-100 proof (The Hangover)
And that’s so far for 2010! I probably missed a few for 2008 but they are on cd. Now with what I put down here, you see the diversity. You can’t tell me none of these artists are worthy or classic! If you’re looking for a certain artist or just checking for what’s on the radio and video programs, I understand why you wouldn’t care for the majority of these artists. If you’re the type who’s just checking got your GOAT, or favorite producer Dr. Dre, I understand even more that you’s a fool. Let’s be real, Hip Hop in the USA is bland because fans are spoiled rotten. We want our emcees to have a certain style and sound how we want them to sound without taking the music for what it is. We hate our emcee when they beef with our favorites acting like we wasn’t feeling them before the turmoil (Beanie anyone?). Dismiss a emcee who’s not on the charts or not selling as much as they used to. That is the definiton of selling out right? Hate a emcee who’s
on a Indie because they lack marketing but can’t stand a mainstream artists because of their “pop” sound? The majority of these emcees can only go the Independent route because a mainstream will not push them. We as the mainstream fans sort of speak, dictate whats being heard by what’s selling. If we don’t buy, they won’t be heard or pushed. Can’t blame white folks and chicks for that. They jam and buy anything that moves them. What do I know though, I’m just a fan who still enjoys a whole lot of Hip Hop music from our artists.
-Written By Curtis75Black