posted on Mar, 31 2013 @ 06:40 AM
reply to post by Theimp
Unfortunately, I do have to agree with you to some extent. The pure intent and following movement of Hip Hop has been decaying since the dawn of the
new millenium, which truly is a shame, because there used to be both wisdom and profound truth about the condition of society within the lyrics and
the music itself, although sampled, channelled the same vibration and message.
Once the mainstream media and the 'industry' conquered the major players of the genre, the decline was innevitable. It began during the 90s, not only
because of the industry's influence but also because of individual greed, arrogance and lust for power rather than desire to change the world.
Once elements of the genre was incorporated into the concept of popular music, new 'scholars' were never taught the pure teachings of the art itself
and once they graduated unto the scene their lack of knowledge and will to change infected the rest of the genre and every generation of 'students'
yet to come.
Fortunately, at least for those who remember or have studied the original artform and movement; there are still some artists and producers who stay
true to the essence of Hip Hop, and they should always be praised, respected, thanked for their efforts and their music should be attempted to be
And this applies to every genre of music.
Music should always be the expression of the soul and mind, not the communication of the desires of the flesh and material things.
31-3-2013 by ABeing because: (no reason given)