posted on Jan, 7 2011 @ 03:28 AM
Once upon a time, a long time ago in the early days of hip-hop in Britain (early 90's) there was a massive range of hip-hop styles....love ....played
a big part in this music...and the music made people feel GOOD. (e.g. Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy). Then, one day, a middle aged, not quite 'has
been' DJ noticed that no other national radio disc jockeys had picked up the hip hop mantle and thought it would be ‘spiffing wot’ to have his own
hip-hop radio show (it might save his career).
Timmy Westwood being middle aged, and having himself attended boarding school, had to think really really hard about the music and bands the 'uncoof
yoof' he was aiming at would want to listen to....how could he 'connect'? Gangsta Rap - oooooh....that's shocking - very naughty....young people will
love it. He had the only national hip-hop show and he promoted gangsta rap to the exclusion of all else.
Oh yeah - tie that up with the fact that ever since invading Afghanistan and Iraq the UK radio playlists have been heavily censored. We’ll have
none of that love and peace nonsense from the 60's and certainly no contemporary equivalent. 'We don't want popular music to make a social comment.
'Sing about love, sing about lack of love, and sing about crazy, sing about anything apart from the reality of the times.'
edit on 7-1-2011 by christina-66 because: (no reason given)
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