Ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-check it out.

Ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-check it out.


Here are A couple of definitions for you to consider…

The expression of the relationship between urban youth and their environment. The art of the streets.”

“A culture and form of ground breaking music and self expression with elements that consisted of the elements of graffiti art, DJing, MCing, and breaking. Today Hip-Hop is considered to be dead in the mainstream because so-called mainstream Hip-Hop doesn’t have the elements of hip-hop and have no meaning. The stuff on MTV and the radio can’t be called Hip-Hop because the lyrics don’t have any meaning or self expression. Wack artists today just rap about their shopping lists and other bullshit. There are no more DJs making a prescence since artists today think they can manage without them. Without a DJ there are no scratches and cuts. No much graffiti art is being shown in videos. Artists such as 50 Cent, Nelly, Chingy, J-Kwon, P. Diddy, Cash Money Millionaries lack the 4 elements since their lyrics are ridiculous (no MCing skills), they don’t have any DJ presence in their tracks (notice that so-called hip-hop today lacks scratches and cuts), and not much graffiti art is being expressed. The point of this defintion is to show that MTV/Radio mainstream Bling Rappers should be categorized as Hip-Pop artists, not Hip-Hop artists.”

A lot of the literature I read discussed how hip-hop has deviated way too far from its poetic roots and is now too manufactured to be considered legit. Personally, I just like donning a hoodie and pretending to be a tru gangsta. “Ladies is pimps too.”

Sounds like? A Tribe Called West and De La Soul are known as hip-hop pioneers. Contemporaries would be Run DMC, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Public Enemy, P. Diddy, Ja Rule, Nelly, Jay-Z.

~Sam Morgenstern, Asst. Web Editor

  1. e-dizzle says:

    who is tribe called west? i thought it was quest.

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