Your reading skills are not up to par. If someone says that they're not going to listen to hip hop anymore because the beats are wack, wouldn't that imply that beats are the only reason they're listening? I don't think beat programmers had anything to do with the birth of this culture, pick up a book. I think theres disconnect between what hip hop is and what rap music is with some of you cats. Shakey how does one stop listening to hip hop? Hip hop is a culture. I don't think you understand my comments, because it appears you don't even understand the culture I'm talking about. You sound like a bandwagon hip hopper.
Projexion, I'm most disappionted in your statements because you've PRESENTED yourself as a dj. Those are beats programmers you've listed, not producers first off. They're only a part of the culture. How the fuck does emceeing and beats making go hand in hand. Just cause its been presented that way and you ate it up, doesn't make it true. Where were the beat makers during the block parties and events that birthed rap music!? Beatboxing is the only element of hip hop that has senority like emceeing. Before ASRs, MPCs, DAT tapes or any of that shit, it was djs, breaks, beatboxers!. I have advice for you, Style Wars, Wild Style, Beat Street! Let me know when you see a beat programmer or producer in anyone of those representations of authentic hip hop.....hahaha
I just hope I don't find myself at one of your dj sets!!!
see most of us knowlagable cats were talking from our main influence from teh 90's and up. See we know of that Block Party era, but its not our main influence, like it is yours, see I thought I was an old (new)skool (90's) advocate, your obvioulsy much older because you take your main influence fromlike 78.
Wow man, what was it like?
were you there?
did you meet Herc?
Man I take everything bad I ever thought about you, your actually the wisest of all of us. You have my sicerest apologies.