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Originally posted by worldwatcher
Want the honest answer as why there is a bias against hip hop??
Race and social status. Nuff said.
Originally posted by DrumsRfun
Hip hop is the most unintelligent music out there.These people can't seem to wear a hat properly and haven't figured out to buy a belt like the rest of us.I think it glamourizes all the things that are wrong with society but does it in a way to make it look cool...like cappin someones arse with an ak.
I have made ALOT of music in my time and have got to say that sampling a beat is really really easy and takes no skill.
I am not sure if these hip hop dudes play any musical instruments but in my opinion maybe they should try instead of sampling a beat to a nursery rhyme.
Hip hop is the most dumbed down form of music there is.
People that say hip-hip is damaging America are really the same as a lot of ATSrs saying the news is damaging America. The thing about finding true hip-hop is that you have to look past the mainstream, just like the dang news. Everything you hear, actually I wanna just go ahead and say the majority of what you hear on the radio and watch on MTV and BET and other "rap" out there is really contributing to the negative name that comes with hip-hop.
Progressive hip-hop is hardly heard on the radio. People just don't credit hip-hop to music now a days, but the art of sampling and turntablism has everything to do with timing rhythm, and a keen taste in past melodies ranging in funk, jazz, soul, and rock.
Just like looking for "good news" you have to search for the "good hip-hop" and I encourage people to listen to shows like "subsoniq" on XM radio.
Listen to the lyrics and sounds of artist/ hip-hop groups like "the procussions", "Dj spinna", "crown city rockers", "the foreign exchange" , and "People under the stairs" are very different than the mainstream. These guys are a part of the underground and progressive movement of hip-hop, and focus on whats fun, funky and true and not what sells for popularity's sake