posted on Aug, 27 2004 @ 04:26 AM
sad sad sad....
i did not read the whole thread, but i have to put my 2 cents in.
i agree that the 'rap' culture is degrading to society, but what isnt. ibonics is not a language but a dialect that shouldnt be brushed off as
stupid. sure its not proper language, but it has everything to do with the african american and his/her roll throughout history in the USA. it is not
an act. it is cultural. degrading? yes sometimes. Americans are ignorant in general. Its not just the 'rappers' either. Everytime i visit, i am
disgusted by the blatant lack of freethinking. of course its not all americans, but too many people are brainwashed by their televisions. that is
why we have all these wannabe thugs. mainstream 'rap' is a branch of the larger tree called 'pop.' its about money. i have a love and hate
relationship with rap music. some of my favorite albums have been classified as 'rap' but they are more artistic and inspiring than many a 'singer
with guitar' to me. i hate how mainstream 'rappers' exploit the artform. every genre has them. there IS quality music available that falls under
the 'rap' genre, but you wont find it in any 'gangsters' ride, or on MTV2 for that matter. i live in europe, and the hiphop scene here is real.
here its about creativity, inovation, and fellowship. i can go to a jam and totally connect with other mC's Dj's Bboys and Grafheads. lT IS
PEACEFULL. Unfortunatley, those qualities in hiphop have dissapeared from the USA. i know you guys just hear garbage, but i stand by hip hop, for
what it was and could be. what does it matter, this thread is dead anyways.