Thursday, February 7, 2008

So about hip hop being dead.....(let's see how this goes)

I decided to address the hip hop is dead post. I got a million text opinions etc…
Since this is my soap box screw it.

My opinion…

*Kicks off Nikes leans back in chair and daydreams……. *


Is hip hop dead? I don’t know, the love and respect for the culture just may be. Remember when everything you did or said was hip hop?? When you dressed like a B-boy or B-girl, your shoes had phat fly laces….you used the word “fly…” Battling on the mic was like the Superbowl… breakdancing in the middle of the street at night was fresh… When Common Used to love her, Tribe Called Quest-Left their Wallet in the El Segundo, LONS (leaders of the new school), had a Scenario and Busta was his most animated? When all people wanted was…to be heard?

Flava Flav was on some other shit…not some “other shit like Briget Nielsen other shit..” BUT SOME OTHER SHIT OTHER SHIT…some fight the power, get off your ass type shit…

Every other topic wasn’t about killin’ or money because the essence of the whole culture was beyond that?! So what if I am broke with no car I am on the bus with a dollar, a record, and a damn dream.

I know this Dj, he’s been dj’ing longer than I’ve been on the planet. He tells me amazing stories about how when he lived in the Bronx, they used to plug their equipment into a light pole get on a roof and just party. Do that now and someone is liable to get killed…

Is hip hop dead?? I doubt it…but it may be on serious life support.. will my mixtape influence any of that? I don't know...but I am on the marta, with a dollar, a cd, and a damn dream and I just want to be heard.




*drops mic*

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Been a minute since I came by and checked you out...good post. Honest I likes...love the pic at the end to. Abstract.

P said...

Brought back some good memories in this post. But don't u think times are changing so the music changes.. I mean right now relevancy seems to be money cars and women...

Daz said...

She’s back! I missed your daily rambles. I appreciate the humbleness…by the way I like the pic-so hip hop lol.

JustMeWriting said...

GIRL... I truely LOVED this post. I'm very nostalgic so this actually "did" something to me. Just get it done lady...they are millions of people out here waiting for you and what you're about to bring back, so please BRING IT.

Honey-Libra said...

Hey home skillet just stopped by to catch up

T.C. said...

damn right!!!!!
its about so much more...so much more...
glad you were back, now get back here again!