posted on Dec, 14 2004 @ 10:27 AM
Originally posted by rancid1
I don't think it's so much the music that is criticized but the image it portrays. The impressionable teens watch the videos and are so pre-occupied
by the $120k Hummer, girls asses hanging out of their shorts, and enough silver around the "artists" neck to choke a horse, .
[edit on 14-12-2004 by rancid1]
True, but might I add...Nelly isnt Hip-Hop. I might also add that he copied the first line of the song inserted (na na na na) from 2pac. A true RAP
I would just love to clarify...Rap is all bling bling, money aint a thing...like Snoop, Nelly, JD, 50-cent etc.
Hip-Hop is the guys you like never see on MTV. And I hate it when at the music awards they put Will Smith in the same category as rap, or worse
hip-hop. (Dont know what to call his brand)
For example, do a search for lyrics for a true legend like Big-L or NAS or Gangstarr. In fact check out the lyrics for the track ebonics-Big L. It
describes every ebonics word used in slang, in song. Its amazing, and thats an example of the thought and process that goes into making a song and its
not all "
ive got my finger on the trigger" nonsense.
In fact, alot of lyrics for Hip-Hop actually look like poems and in-fact are to an extent. If i recall correctly, a rapper was awarded a pulitzer
prize for his lyrical content. (I will attach the name once i confirm that it was the rapper I had in mind.)
And, also there is a stereo-type that Hip-hip is just for black people but that is another stereo-type that must be quelled and is being.