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Old 07-26-2007, 09:15 AM   #1
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Default Hip Hop is DEcADent

So anyway, I wrote up this piece about all the things that have been bugging me about the state of Hip Hop and just figured I'd put it out there for anyone who gives a ....
I don't think links work now, so you'd have to copy and paste the link

jadedemperor.blogspot.com/2007/07/hip-hop-is-decadent.html

If you dig, cool. If not, oh well...

Would appreciate comments...

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Old 07-26-2007, 09:35 AM   #2
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Default Re: Hip Hop is DEcADent

Hiphop is dead. All popular music is dead.

Todd Rundgren had the right idea.

Quote:
Can't find a little a bit of soul
Cause it's so hip to be a ho
And all the brothers act like crooks
And all the kids in the suburbs write the radio hooks

And if you want to be a star
Just grab your crotch and squeeze it hard
And make your mom and daddy proud
As you dry hump for the crowd
It may be tired and old, but then it's
Your only substitute for soul
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Old 07-26-2007, 09:52 AM   #3
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Default Re: Hip Hop is DEcADent

killer preist said something like

We had herd sheep and cattle, now we battle
Used to pass over Brooks of Qe'ron
Towers of Lebanon, the pool of Gechron
We used to sing songs, upon Mount Hebron
How is gold turned to bronze, and shhh....
How is gold turned to bronze
We was the wisest and the richest, now we turn to snitches
Women turn to b*tches, in the time of harvest
We was the smartest, worshipped Wisdom like the Goddess
Now we act retarded, forsook the Wisdom of the Fathers

We use to have a thousand flagons of wine
In Palestine there would drink Ballentine
And raise up in the violent mind
We used to have a hundred measures of oil, eighty measures
of wheat and barley, we live Godly
Listening to Bob Marley, before the devils robbed me
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Old 07-26-2007, 04:57 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Enigmatism
So anyway, I wrote up this piece about all the things that have been bugging me about the state of Hip Hop and just figured I'd put it out there for anyone who gives a ....
I don't think links work now, so you'd have to copy and paste the link

jadedemperor.blogspot.com/2007/07/hip-hop-is-decadent.html

If you dig, cool. If not, oh well...

Would appreciate comments...

Very impressive, I pretty much wholeheartedly agree.

Great analysis, vocab, and fluency.

SO many thoughts, and hence the organization and fluency isn't great.

Problem is people may skim over it, and the way you speak of it they will automatically get the impression that you don't know much about hiphop, despite the very clever references near the bottom of the page (esp. what consists of the underground scene.)

I say follow up with an article on how you wish or hope hip hop evolves to. LIke offering alternatives or whatnot.

I wish journalists adopted that style.

Damn it's a shame people aren't paying attention, that was some good work.
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Old 07-26-2007, 05:47 PM   #5
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I think you hit it perfectly in the article. I especially agreed with the part about the "conscious artists". Most of the time they get so caught up in trying to start a revolution and sound deep and have comlicated, intricate lyrics that they lose sight of the song and how the listeners will be able to hear it.
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Old 07-27-2007, 08:48 AM   #6
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Thanks for the feedback, a follow up article is a strong possibility. Feel free to share the link or post it other places... thanks again :)
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