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originally posted by: stargatetravels
originally posted by: American-philosopher
so lets think of the 5 most influential rappers that are currently alive and still going in our time. kind of the leaders if you will. Jay-z T.I. Lil wayne, Enemien and I guess fill in the blank with your choice and I realize Jay-z is a whole nother topic.
But if we say that some of these artist are the so called standard bearer for rap and hip hop. what are they rapping about?
I mean this is kind of what I meant. T.I. is one of my favorite rappers and I know what most his songs are about.
As I mentioned in an earlier post, there is a reason that political and conscious music - of any kind doesn't get played.
The same reason the real stories don't make the news and the real decent , caring people don't get anywhere in politics.
The game is rigged man.
Anybody who knows can find the good stuff - of course it should be everywhere and every rapper and writer should be speaking out against issues, every reporter and news channel uncovering corruption and bringing us true journalism, but the 6 or so corporations that own ALL OF THE MEDIA now, tv, radio, news stations, papers and websites, do not want or allow this to happen.
It is not because the music isn't out there, its because it's not allowed to be mainstream