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im a photographer from los angeles and now in the bay. the things i say arent personal, they just need to be said.
jupiter jones, moonsluts
First, your writing abilities are great I enjoyed your article.
I wanted to know what this meant> Sure, Common is a much safer rapper than Biggie Smalls. But it's quite clear, to any avid hip-hop consumer, who is the better artist.<
Common isn't a "safe rapper", to most liberal americans, he's an angry black man. Speaking up for black culture and how it was raped and discredited. He speaks about his Muslim beliefs and calls white america out. Any "avid" hiphop listener/consumer would& should pay attention to the message being told by the rapper. Biggie rapped about his past, his lifestyle and his future of death. Just because Common wasn't rapping about "bitches and blow" doesn't make him less of a rapper, or make Biggie a better rapper. They're both great emcee's with the ability to write poetry. With that statement, you took away from hiphop.
I believe this is the problem with rap and hiphop. We credit people like chippy (whose photograph is featured in the print article) who is an awful lyricist and a joke for hiphop music. For some reason people give in to her shit show because she's willing to show her ass on stage and "twerk"? Emcees like Rocky Rivera don't get shine? Come on Bay Area, get your life!
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