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Originally posted by rebelyes1
What do you think?
Given that this is the "INTRODUCTIONS" thread and the only thing allowed to be posted here is an introduction, all I can say is that you must be Jamel Redrum Simmons.
Hip hop is extremely relevant, and is still growing strongly so it won’t fade away for a long time. There are plenty of people who listen to the original stuff, you just don’t hear about it because it’s not commercial. Stuff like little wayne or whatever isn’t hip hop; it’s a corporate hijacking of rap. It might take a few more decades to get to the stage of oldie rap stations and such but remember 30 years isn’t long in the scheme of things.
Originally posted by notquiteright
You must be the right person to ask... Is rap or hip hop relevant beyond a few months? I remember rap from the mid to early 80s and i don't see anyone listening to or knowing anything about that stuff, yet, I still see people listening to music from earlier periods. Given that rap is more than 30 years old, why are there no "oldie" rap stations? Is "tick-tock ya don't stop, and my name is roxanne and ya know its true and chaka khan let me rock you let me feel for you, all dead? well, a tick, tock it did stop. It's all here today gone tomorrow.
Yeah the original stuff, I know a growing number of people are listening to it now. The old stuff I listen too is like krs one, tribe called quest, grandmaster flash, eric b, rakim, big daddy kane, sugarhill gang, afrika bambaataa, rock steady krew, theres heaps more. Yeah the fat boys were alright.
Seriously? Like the old stuff. What do you consider the old stuff? What do you listen to? The Fat Boys? You dig that stuff? I can promise most people who are hip hop fans know nothing about it's origins. Modern hip hop folks can maybe (and I say maybe) go back to tupac and snoop dogg. Anything before is an embarrassment.Rappin hood and Breakin were great films btw lol
A lot of the new stuff isnt relevant when it comes to the real hip hop, its nothing like it. I know that probably a majority dont listen to the real stuff, but more and more people are. Floyd and Zep have had more time and its different cause it appeals to a lot more people. Wait until we next generation and krs will be the new doors or stones (i hope)
I'm not saying the "new stuff" isn't relevent, I'm just pointing out that I don't see a lot of folks listening to the old stuff. Floyd and Zeppelin are proving to be timeless, as is Sinatra and other greats, but rap seems to be here today, gone tomorrow. Don't feel alone, though. Most music of today is forgettable. It's just that maybe hip hop was ahead of the game in forgettableness. (not a word huh?) Oh well. Rap isn't music either.