posted on Oct, 15 2004 @ 01:35 PM
ok first of all, hip hop started as a medium of escape for poor poor kids living in the bronx, harlem, queens, and really, all the poor neighborhoods
flooded with violence. It started with graffiti arts and breakdanceing. this was one type of contribution to the culture. it was positive. what is
viewed as hip hop (not that i dont like the artists), from artists like nelly (who arent hip hop at all) or ludacris, eminem, g - unit, snoop, who
ever you see as a big shot on mtv.... these are the people taking away from the meaning of hip hop. when you ryhme about being so big, i got the
diamonds, the girls, the money...its all materialistic. people go to great causes for material goods, violent causes sometimes. that was the reason
for hip hop; to stop violence. if you want real hip hop and not braggadocio stuff, look at real artists like mos def, immortal technique, talib kweli,
del the funkee homo sapien. these are artists with a message. again...you cant argue with opinion though.