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Re: “Is Hip-Hop Too Materialistic?

I am agreeing with Nas when he stated "Hip Hop is Dead". I think every genre from "bling" to "politics" has been covered by hundreds of mc's and dj's. Suburban kids aren't fooled anymore and quite frankly do not care about street cred or how much "platinum" chains you have, because Generation Y seems to be more motivated about the environment or technology. Mc's have to be more creative or just be themselves. Hip Hop needs to go back to its roots and stay underground in order for it to survive. House took a brief hiatus ever since the club anthems of the early 90's and now is coming back rawer than ever. With the popularity of the series "the Wire" I hear B-more club tracks are infilitrating the West Coast. Quite frankly the radio stations that have been bought by the giants, close our ears to a lot of other different formats of "urban music" that we haven't heard yet. I remember when both Cormega and Big L ripped mics on the Wakeup Show and they played Cocoa Brovas "Black Trump" on CMC. Wild 94.9 used to have St. John's House Nation or Thump Radio, but those shows are gone as well. Henceforth, the radio stations need underground programming tafter 12 midnight again to help promote good hip hop artists such as the Grouch, Living Legends,Little Brother, Jr Writer , Binary Star, Papoose or 9th Wonder.

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Posted by undersword on 06/06/2008 at 8:37 PM

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