posted on Apr, 25 2015 @ 02:58 PM
Hip Hop offers more food for thought than any genre in existence, and I say that as a complete music nerd with diverse taste. Many other genre's are
better with emotions and feelings, but hip hop is thinking music. The wordy nature of hip hop leaves more to work with.
Unfortunately the same part of the media that turned educational TV networks into the redneck celebrations, turned hip hop on the radio into thug
The origins of hip hop were very political, and like any other political movement, it received a political reaction. I tell people all the time,
socially conscious rappers out number the mindless idiots, but the radio gives the same 10-15 artists the majority of their rotation. It just so
happens the most ignorant get those spots. Unfortunately the people who don't listen to hip hop, only get that to judge it from, and it builds to
their racist/classist stereotypes.
Don't blame hip hop though, blame American politics. Some one else is deciding the radio playlists, it's not the hip hop culture choosing.
edit on 04pm02pm302015-04-25T14:58:51-05:0002America/Chicago by mahatche because: (no reason given)