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Originally Posted by MARKBNLV
Dude the game is dead as **** right now,people who think it is not did not grow up in the 90s era of hiphop,its funny cause i remember listening to ditc,gravediggaz,kool keith etc and thinking how can they get better then this,i guess the answer all along was they could not.The true death for hiphop came over ten years ago,when Rock and Roll and Jazz Funk artists etc started suing for people sampling, before that it was a free for all just imagine all the Bootsy,James Brown,Parliment **** that was sampled,now if you want those samples you have to pay bank.
Originally Posted by Cuauhtémoc1502
Hip Hop is NOT dead, it's just right back where it was, underground.
When Hip Hop started in the 70's in the Bronxs NYC, it was made by young black and Latino MC's and DJ's and the mainstream didn't know anything about it. White people in the suburbs didn't know what rap was, they had no clue.
Years later, groups like RUN DMC and Kurtis Blow made the mainstream. They were carry overs of the respected Hip Hop scene even though they were very commercialized. There were a lot of groups like that, what you see nowadays is people that have no talent, no connection to the Hip Hop culture and are doing what they are doing for one purpose and one purpose only..........to make money.
The REAL MC's and DJ's are underground, still making great music just not benefiting from the mainstream but that's a good thing. Because Hip Hop was made for us by us, and the real art form has come back home, with us.
Let these fools have this s.hit and let them eat it up. As for me, I will stick to listening to Mos Def, Talib Qwali, The Roots, Dilated Peoples, People Under The Stairs, Cannibal Ox and the many other great MC's out there that most have never heard of.
The thing about it fellas is the market is saturated right now. Anybody and they mama can make a cd nowadays. But you have to remember Hip Hop(real
Hip Hop) is about what is relatable to you, not just how they construct their bars. As a southerner, most people are shocked when I quote some Biggie word for word, or tell them that Jay-Z aint been ***** since Reasonable Doubt. Or talk about Black Moon, or tell them I remember Nas on Main Source's Live at the BBQ, before the Zebrahead soundtrack, or Ras Kass, or some good old Jayo Felony, Souls of Mischief, or how underrated Del the Funky Homosapien was. The point I'm tryin to make is good music is good music no matter where its from, and as long as we keep that in mind and display it the youth are gonna have no choice but to follow us.