What Happened to Hip Hop?
I got freelance assignment to interview A HIP-HOP ARTIST
I use the term loosely; the last time I saw this group peform it was a lot of rapping with a chorus at the end of each VERSE. The lyrics were cliche at best. I sat and watched, trying not to show my disgust. Actually, I’m fairly indifferent when it comes to groups that SUCK.
I am not indicting (If you are a member of the group and you are reading this, it is pronounced indite-ing not indicked-ing) these guys; they are following a simple formula they have seen a million times on BET and MTV where the scientific product placement and music marketing gurus make their good LIVINGS.
Lyricists are a thing of the past . I know a few good ones but they rap about BULLSHIT. Everyone from D-block (The Lox – Sheik Louch) has made me cringe and laugh at their brilliance, but they need to stop telling the feds how we apply the real science out here.
Except for J-Hood
“The cops got apartments in the hood with binoculars- but they know- that we know -that they know- that they watchin us”
It is none of their business. Stop making it hard for real gangsters. Stop snitching (stop rapping). The streets take care of themselves, rap about the dreams the dirty money fulfills instead of rapping about the dirty money.
Real hustlers, back in the day, when brothers could not even vote, got real jobs or went to the library, tried to dress up, aspired too live up to a standard that was denied to them. Suits, houses, and big cars. We can get that. Its no secret.
Now, lets buy some property ( with cash while its real cheap).
I long for the generation of wordsmiths that reject the whole gangster vibe. That shit is old, and it’s time for something new. I know guys out there who talk about the real pain out here in these streets and their lives.
They should be platinum.
Where you at Bennie Slums?