Monday, July 28, 2008

Hip Hop is the new "I LOVE YOU"

To me Hip Hop is a sensitive topic for me personally . I feel Hip Hop is used very fluid like, has no meaning and is in a way misleading of what real Hip Hop is. I find it's attached to everything simple.

I am fully aware that music is universal and everyone has opinions and I am not here to dictate the absolute rock solid definition of what Hip Hop is. This is my blog, my opinion. oh and I love the ignorant ones who read my music section on my myspace page which clearly states the realest in hip hop legacy but because I didn't name 1 OF THEIR FUCKING favorites I am all of a sudden accused of not knowing shit cuz I didnt name them.. shut the fuck up with that shit.

I thought the other day when I was conversing with someone, he hit me up and asked who in Hip Hop I liked and I named a shit load, most he never heard of (granted he's like 21-Im not saying this age demographic doesn't know) so I asked him who he thought was Hip Hop. He named, Lil John, Fergie (that one blew my fucken mind- I love her voice but don't confuse her candy beats as Hip Hop.) and he named 36 Mafia? Lil Wayne! lord help him and Ray J, Chris Brown? HA. AKON- he's a singer to me, Cassidy, .. ok so some may say what I just stated in the paragraph below is contradicting now but it's really not due to these lames.

I am well aware that obviously these dudes on the radio sell Millions upon Millions of their cds (I can't call them albums with a straight face) then again if all these people have not been exposed to other emcee's .. the radio is shoving this shit in their ears. so millions must think they are the shit and thats totally fine. just dont call it Hip Hop.
so yea there is mad money to be made, and the listeners eat it up.

I think 50's mixtapes back in the day before he got on the candy beat shit was aight, I actually liked to dance to it, I wouldn't but it on a cd I was making of Hip Hop to bump in my ride, I think some of his lyrics are coo He's definitly a smart business man. He's not one of the most creative lyrists IN MY OPINION but not up to par of his arrogance, Kanye is annoying and cocky as they come but he has a reason to be)

Game IN MY OPINION is well I don't really have one, I havent listend to anything of his since the documentary and when he did the 100 bars mixtape I believe? so I can't really say much I wonder what other words he would fill if he actually left out N.W.A, 2 PAC, DR. DRE, AFTER MATH, AFTERMATH DYNASTY, LOW RIDERS, WEST COAST, COMPTON. I read some where a magazine counted how many times he sayed that in his first album, it was comedy.


and I don't know who else who the guy I mentioned earlier was talking about cuz I don't listen to the radio. Hip Hop doesn't reside there anymore unless it's a "old school lunch hour music" key word HOUR god forbid they confuse the mindless massive youngsters on what the sound and intelligence of what real Hip Hop is. the horror.

What cracks me and some of my real true B-Girls is when you ask some foo at a club or a bar or whatever who they listen to "2pac", he is the ONLY one ever in the world no one is better then him. Now don't get ME wrong, I LOVE ME SOME 2PAC! but I bet if he heard of Planet Asia, Talib Kweli, my dawg Chino XL, Dilated, shit like that, it would totally blow his fucken mind and ADD on to his list.

Hip Hop to me is not dead. I think people take shit so fucken literal. I understood Nas's name for the album. Hip Hop is not on the radio, nor is it "Dead" it's a fucken culture. Is it dying? No. I assume he did it to make a point and stir up the topic. I think in the younger generation it is Dead. It's a trip cuz the radio back in the day like Mid 90's and before was the only way really you knew what was going on the music world. As soon as you can make your own cds, and the net grew now it's a free for all.

You know what irks me the most about false claims that these idiots are Hip Hop? is when shit like "ay bay baby" or Soulja Boy is proclaimed HIP HOP? or Loli Pop"? WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT? DID THIS FOOS FORGET THE ENGLISH VOCABULARY? HOW FUCKEN LAZY ARE THEY TO ONLY SAY A DUMB ASS "CATCHY" HOOK rather then spit some real shit. you got fucken kids and people doing that shit like it's the Macarena at partys and award shows? and kids eat this up. You can call it whatever you want but don't disrespect and call it Hip Hop. I'm sure it's fun and ain't that serious, just a dance step and that jolli rancher or loli pop or gumball or whatever that fucken song and it's future spin offs are.. give me a fucken break. Thats what gives Hip Hop a bad fucken name.

Do not get me started on "Lean Like A Cholo" Now I have met Kilo, he is very very nice. But I speak my mind and I couldn't listen to it nor watch the video, I called up Chino and asked him what the fuck was he doing in that video? Thats why Psycho Realm or other bald headed emcee's can't get anywhere cuz they take one look at think "CHOLO" it's already bad enough if your brown skinned or have a hispanic/latin/mexican slang name or dressed as it, your already catagorized as a one hit wonder.

Hip Hop isn't about a snare or just cuz you try to flow FAST doesn't make you a emcee motha fucker it just means you can speak fast, Oh and just cuz you can make words ryhme doesn't mean your a god damn poet.. and didnt even know it.

Just cuz Jay-Z did a couple tracks with Beyonce does not make her an honorary by association. I think Beyonce is a wonder, she's is absolutey stunning, she's one of the most talented in the music/acting business period that girl is a born superstar, she is the definition of the triple threat. but to me she is not Hip Hop.

Neither is J-Lo, love the ass jenn, but you don't rap nor sing, respect due of cuorse but you talk through your tracks like P.Diddy ..



I think Hip Hop gets a bad name because most people associate "Rappers" with Hip Hop the stereo-type is "Hip Hop rappers are all about bling bling and sexist videos while poppen some liqour of the moment". See, to me Hip Hop is educational, it's about knowledge and a creative way to express their environment. I think if professors, teachers, poli-trick-tions and well cultured business men really listened to the true lyricists I think their whole perception would change and instead of having this puppe sell outs, they would market the real emcee's more and add them to the "Green" campaign, lets clean up the radio industry and go green as in helping get the toxic bullshit off the radio. Music has a massive effect on children and their character a bit. It's like all the drama based young teen shows on T.V that teaches young teens that in order to be in a real relationship you need sex and drama to equal love. thats another topic for another day.

Take KRS-1, WU-TANG, COMMON, the list goes on.. My personal fav for life is Lauryn Hill, personally the only reason I even listen to the score is for her bars, then I skip over Wyclef's hyper.. who doesn't make sense to me. I can't tell what he's saying and what the point in the delivery is? Lauryn Murderd that shit on her solo album, "LOST ONES" thats my jam!

I use to burn and download shit but now because I work closely in marketing and promoting and in some inner circles I won't.. I see why the "underground" is kept "underground" How do you expect your favorite emcees and groups to get anywhere especially if the radio is always turning away everyone because it doesn't fit their mold.

"Underground" already has the racism against it, so the more you burn and download their music the more they loose money on their work, they have to struggle to put albums out and when given the chance to almost get a huge contract that maybe can change the game.. there is no statistics or sound scan numbers to look at, how can you show them what your fan base is, if you can't prove that you can provide quantity, an actual product.. why won't that happen? .. because people download and burn your shit.

Lets take Immortal Technique. Not only does he have the "message and the money" He is actually one of the realest who actually practices what he preaches, and I know first hand. I hope that people are fans not because "it's the trend" or "it's cool" or " I like how he cusses alot" but because you get what he's saying, you get the message that you CAN do something about how things are, how there is a "market" in Hip Hop. Why don't we call radio stations? Mtv and shit like that to play videos? we are the consumers right? just like with the artificial government.. we have the power, we are in the millions as people but we bow down and are mind trained that we have to follow less then 50 people who make decisions for US., and what really goes on in the "The 3rd world" about poverty, instead of talken bout "Bartenders" "she made us drinks, to drink, we drank em" ARE YOU FUCKEN KIDDING ME?

When I first heard tech I was hooked, his tracks made me GOOGLE what he was talking about, I wanted to find out more of shit I didn't even know all the conspiracies, all the lies and cover up.

I know alot of lyricists there aren't many ...granted, but if you really pay attention to what they are saying, that shit is poetry, it's such a creative way to work the words in the vocabulary. Some Smart mother fuckers out there that could possibly change the outcome of the youth or whatever have you.. but are kept "underground"

You don't have to agree with I sayed, this is my opinion, there is no race in hip hop. I have been stereo-typed that I only promote latinos, or I only promote people that sound like Cypress or Psycho Realm. FALSE. I promote for at the current moment, Armenian, Jewish, Italian, Arab.. I am so intrigued by emcee's from other parts of the world, all over the globe. My point is. take alesson from the beginning of Hip Hop .. and compare it to the wack shit on the radio.. the difference shall speak for it self.

Like I stated in one of my other blogs, when I get him up by peeps who tell me 'check out my music and let me know if it's something you would promote" . First off I'm not here to dictacte if your music is good, if you want MY opinion then dope. If I think it fits in to what my "demographic" is then of course I'm not gonna lie to you and take your money. I may not feel your shit but you could be the next big thing, and who am I to cock block. I'm just one person, I'm not the judge of Hip Hop, you could totally disagree but that doesn't mean I don't know shit and the same way vice versa I'm sure. My long ass point is.. HIP HOP IS NOT ON THE RADIO. but is on my Radio show =) shamless plug! and on other radio shows like
HIPHOP PHILOSOPHY.COM .. I fucken love that station big ups to AC! thank god for the real shit on the net who can freely play the "golden" era of hip hop!

1 comment:

SICKMINDED said...

AHAHAHAHA I SAY THE SAME SHIT ABOUT GAME AS WELL.. THE FUCKER JUST TALKS ABOUT EAZY E, PAC, BIGGIE, LIKE THEY ARE GODS.. MAN... JUST LET THEM REST IN PEACE..

HIP HOP AINT DEAD.. PEOPLE'S BRAINCELLS ARE DEAD.. WHY CUZ U PUT A WUTANG SONG AND THEY CAN'T GET WHAT THEY ARE SAYING.. U PUT LIL JOHN.. AND THEY KNOW WHAT "YEAH" MEANS AHAHA..

PLUS IT COMES DOWN TO DANCE MUSIC... ITS ALL POP... IF U DONT MAKE DANCE MUSIC U DONT SELL.. OR CLUB MUSIC WHAT EVER..

ITS FUNNY CUZ I TRY TO GET MY BROTHER AND HIS FRIENDS TO LISTEN TO NOT ONLY THE REALM BUT OTHER RAPPERS AS WELL.. ILL BURN EM A CD FROM MY COLLECTION.. AN TELL EM LISTEN TO IT.. HIGH OR NOT.. JUST LISTEN TO WHAT THEY SAY...

IMMORTAL TECH... IS A GEM TO TODAY'S HIP HOP.. THE DUDE GOT BRAINS AND STREET KNOWNLEDGE.. HIS A FORCE TO RECKON WITH.. MTV AND BET RAPPERS COMBINE WONT LAST A MIN WITH TECH..

HOPEFULLY UR MARKETING SKILLS HELP THIS ARTIST BREAK TROUGH THE BARRIER THAT HAS KEPT GOOD HIP HOP AWAY FROM THE RADIO STATIONS FOR SO LONG FINALLY BE PLAYED..

PEACE
SICKSIDE..