Originally posted by ParasuvO
reply to post by asinapi1
Rap music is just about ego money and power...wait that is what those pesky secret societies are all about too !!
And correct me if i'm wrong, but pretty much most rap songs are about killing...taking people down..blowing away everyone who gets in their way.
yep you are wrong. Most rap songs they talk about in the media are about that, and that's the image people who don't listen have. That's the part of
hip hop that's easy to sensationalize, but the gangsta rap era for the most part dead. Even then there was plenty of others artists like De La Soul, A
Tribe Called Quest and Leaders of The New School who made fun music.
I've been listening to hip hop for nearly 30 years, my collection is huge, but If I include all the albums I brought during the gangsta rap era i'd
still say the percentage of songs I listen to that make up that type of content are in the 20% MAYBE 30%
Many of them are socially conscious thoughtful songs. some are egotistical but not about money, they are egotistical about their ability as a rappers,
but hip hop was born on dj and rappers battling so that's only natural. Many rap about the street life, but not all of the are glorifying it, they are
warning people and reporting on reality of their environment. anyone who says "hip hop is mostly" doesn't know hip hop. hip hop is diverse.
This is the type of hip hop that makes up the majority of my collection. Please give these a listen. These aren't rare examples either, I could go on
Or there's a lot of hip hop like this, where emcees just show off their skills with rhyme patterns, punchlines, metaphors, similes, and wordplay to
stake their claim as the best rapper. Some of the content may be "inappropriate" but that's also part of getting the reaction out of people like "yea
I went there"
Some are story tracks
Sometimes rappers get creative and rap from different perspectives like imagining they are fetuses
Sometimes they rap about vats of urine.
Sometimes they rap about picking boogers
Sometimes they do alphabet aerobics
I could go on and on, but i realize this post is getting very long so I'll stop.
edit on 21-12-2012 by mahatche because: (no reason
edit on 21-12-2012 by mahatche because: (no reason given)