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Now Firstly let me say that in my opinion the modern-day version of ‘Real Hip-Hop’ that we primarily hear today isn’t’ Hip-Hop at all. It’s simply evolved to the point where those original sample based break beats are very rarely played on radio unless they are seen to be a “Commercial Classic”. Now this isn’t all radio station’s but in the UK where I live it is bigger stations that pump out sub-standard, watered down Hip-Hop ‘Music’. I’m no rap professor and I’m sure every will have their opinion on the newer rappers, but this isn’t about anyone else. I dislike the majority music of released by Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross & the like. Now I would never say these people are not talented or even dedicated however, what I do question is the ridiculously ignorant lyrics that for some reason more people tend not to listen to. These detrimental backward practices take what should be an art and have reduced it to something actually harmful. What I mean by that is it doesn’t benefit the listener in any way other than to create an impossible image which the record company can them sell you through their shit merchandise, some benefit. I honestly feel like my brain rots a little more when I hear the lyrical drivel that now passes for what I think is really one of the greatest art forms, Rap. So what do I think real rap is? Something that is positive, intellectual or even controversial. I like Artists such as Immortal Technique; he is defiantly a more raw kind of artist who I compare to DMX or Canibus in terms of raw energy and passion. I enjoy seeing Mos Def and go at it. I also Rap and I will post my links on the blog amongst all the other subjects. There are some many talented people who should have more credit given to them but because the music business is saturated with ‘filler’ artist that there’s no room for new greats to emerge. I will however post videos of new up and coming rapper’s that I like and hope you do too.  I have a love for Reggae, Soul and Rap I would say equally but I don’t think in their modern form they are equally respected. Anyway it’s just food for thought and leads me to post a few videos of Artists I mentioned above and one of my own. Bless Up

Freestyle Cypher with Mos def, DMX, Mike G, John Forte,Big pun & Canibus

Immortal Technique – Dance With The Devil

Bigga P’s Cypher – Ghetto Dream’s Produced by No ID

Konscious Kin – Energies Of Darkness

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One response to “Rap As An Art Form

  1. Empress ⋅

    Nice page! #Realtalk

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