Root Of Evil said:
his album was better than krits
i didnt say he was a better rapper
only rookie with a better debut was kendrick
Nah I'm gonna have to disagree. LFTU was damn good, very good.
You've called everyone in this thread who disagrees with you a "lame a.ss square." It's a little too late to hop on the high horse. Keep cookin' though, I see you've put a lot of thought into your argument(s).
I feel like that's a whoooooole other story and I don't have the strength to type it all out My point was folks are pointing fingers at the wrong people.
White/Jewish execs are far from the most innocent people in hip hop (or in the world), but you can't blame them for absolutely everything.
fu*k you jack lol I call em how I see em
I like to strike nerves when real topics arise.
lol Btw my seafood dinner was a success
Now I can agree with the last part of your post. I don't blame them when artists are selling themselves short and dumbing their music down while consumers are bootlegging @ an all time high. No, they are soley not to blame.
Hip hop is in a weird space. The audience doesn't reflect the heart of the culture. Make no mistake about it, hip hop is an urban Black male art form at it's heart. From it's inception, it's sole purpose was to give a cultural & artistic voice to the Black male perspective. Nothing else. Once it started to sell outside of it's intended demographic, it was quickly co-opted. And just like every other form of music created by Black Americans (rock/blues/jazz being the most notable), it as been slowly tailored to appeal to a larger, i.e. White audience. But the core audience & artists have allowed the music to go that way. Once "gangsta rap" found a voice, the audience went head first into it. The lesser talented artists figured out very quickly that the peripheral audience will gravitate towards the aesthetics of "gangsta rap" and not towards the music that spoke to the issues that "gangsta rap" was birthed from. As "gangsta rap" gained a stronger foothold on the culture as a whole, a door was opened for the negative aspects of hip hop to prosper. As they prospered, it became evident that FINANCIALLY they were more solvent that their positive counterparts. At the end of the day it is first and foremost a business. As sad as it is, the days of hip hop giving a Black American male perspective are rolling towards extinction. And once it does, I'll stick to 80's/90's hip hop & soul music.
Way too deep way too real for Boxden.