DJBIGPHILL, on Sep 18 2006, 12:36 AM, said:
thats not what I am saying...look at ultramagnetic mc's backin the day they were different.........but they still had that hip-hop feel and swagger to them. and they were def different from what was out at that time. Kool keith is just on some other shit right now.
I knew most people on this board wouldn't agree with me, but I felt the need to say what i said...I actually buy records, I am out there, I am active in the community, I am in the clubs, I have a presence in my city...and I am going on what I know, not what i think. I put on the dilla benefit shows in my city, I could go on and on but I won't.
but trust me, I don't have a problem with nerds and weirdos, to each his own, but that has nothing to do with being creative...nothing at all. Hip-hop must continue to grow and mature, but once it strays too far from it's roots...it turns into something else.
no disrespect to anyone but its statements like this that kill me
wtf is that suppose to mean? That is a iresponsible statement, and its arrogant statements like that that put people off to the music. This is exactly what I am talking about, that statement could be viewed in a million different ways. so you have to be a dumbas to have jewelery? or you can't understand quas becomes you rock ice, what kind of statement is that. I have to take it for face value, I didn't beat around the bush nor did I make any references to anybody specific in my posts.
Hip hop is doing better than it ever has, it basically runs the music industry. It keeps black people with jobs, creates programs inthe hood....I can go on. There is a powerfull ripple effect that has a ton of positives, as well as negatives. Swagger is flavor....confidence. Little brother is the perfect example of a group who should at least have gold records..they have it all beats, ryhmes, GOOD SONGS...real songs. But they are promoted so bad....that they are not given to the people correctly.
I just feel like hip-hop needs to be taken back......and I will say this, b4 you critizize a certain genre of the music, go to the people that listen to the music learn why they like that style of music, wether it be some backpacker, crunk, bounce whatever....you might learn something. But then again, if you scared to go, I can understand that as well.
Dawg, you have no argument, didn't you learn generalizations don't work (see racism), nerds and weirdos are doing there thing and g's do they thing. Hip-Hop can cater to anybody and that's what's so great about it. I don't listen to all that much underground but I like what I like. And how can you generalize MC's as backpackers w/ lyrical content, or mainstream artists w/ swag. What about Lupe? He's a nerd with swagger to the fullest. There is a rapper out there for everyone, they are all different and you can't say they are either nerd or g's. MF Doom could be considered a nerd but he would fucking break your jaw on the street son. You feel me? You made this topic to make yourself feel cooler by looking down on those you consider "nerds & weirdos", acting like you ain't a dork in here posting on a forum, pshhh, if you try to be cool your not cool son. Nerds > You.