posted on Jan, 3 2009 @ 01:09 PM
i think the main thing is that with any music, there is the mainstream and underground. the mainstream is all about what sells musically and
lyrically. rock fans cant deny the fact that with mainstream new rock you see typical 4 chord progressions, emo lyrics, manufactured image.. aiming
for the lowest commmon denominators, marketed towards the young adult dollar. easy, boring, rehashed playing-it-safe pandering trash pervades the
everything that disgusts anyone with a brain, good taste and artisitc standards.
with rap, you get s i m p l e beats that take literally minutes to produce, easy to move to and are unchallenging.. throw in a video of some hoes,
some fly whips, and some lyrics about the same.. nothing more to say other than Spend Money. but it operates on the base desires and insecurities of
the young and easily influenced. its so obvious that it makes me laugh when i see people take it so seriously.
BUt the underground.. this is where the true music lies, and always will. the best thinkers throughout history were subversive and didnt play to the
game rules set out. the same goes with musicians... you get actual musicianship, challenging lyrics and ideas, and of course in a lot of times they
still manage to make the music fun. It goes for hip hop just the same as with rock, or even electronic music. its just that people who already arent
into the other genre of music, and uninclined to dig for the Real stuff, only get to see the bullsit that the mainstream pumps out.
so it makes sense there are a lot of people who see hip hop (which i see as different from rap but others migh not) as bein ony simple boring beats,
spouting off contrived rhymes about shallow materialism, cuz thats all they see.
i listen to mostly rock, particulary heavy metal, punk, classic rock and blues, but i still have my old public enemy albums. if anyone has any good,
creative, musical hip hop that theyd wish to share please pass it along!