This is what today’s Hip-Hop has become? The once proud voice of the inner-city rendered silent by self-centered concerns of corporate America and its increasingly silly suburban influence. MLK’s family is upset at his image and memory being abused in this way-They have every right!
Like Russell Simmons, who thought it was right to depict Harriet Tubman in a sex tape=DISRESPECTFUL, SAD…AND BEYOND FATHOMABLE!!!~Daryl~
Listen too this smooth joint by Spectac&Amiri(I Grew Up. feat Najee) and you will feel the title of this post. No pants hanging down to the ground, no overblown malt-liquor influenced bravado about “hitting it”, no motherfucking slave sized chains hanging around empty necks of ignorance. I realize that I’m pushing 50 real hard, but this song/video is so dope, because it reminds music fans of a time where there were no wars. No East Coast vs. West Coast bullshit. No talk of shoving broomsticks up someones ass. No glocks, no bragging about the size of cocks, no Cristal-Just damn good lyrics that flow in combination with a killer laid back groove. I was in 9th grade when The Sugar Hill Gang opened up the musical genre that would later be labeled as Rap. They expanded the spoken word style of music pioneered by the likes of the brilliant Gill-Scott Heron and the rest remains history. These modern day assclowns posing as legitimate MC’s can’t see the forest of Hip-Hop due to their individual trees of inadequacy. I’m almost 50, but I AM HIP-HOP!!!!!!!!!!~Daryl
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Long before acts like 3rd Bass, Vanilla Ice and Eminem, The Beastie Boys, were fighting for their right for hip-hop legitimacy. Needless to say, unlike one of the previously mentioned, they won that battle long ago. In fact, none of these artists can hold a candle to the longevity of these cats. In their mid/late forties, The Beastie Boys, with this release, prove what the rest of us middle-aged hip-hop fans already know.We were there in the beginning…and we are here now, Because….WE ARE HIP-HOP!!!!!