posted on Nov, 28 2013 @ 10:50 AM
Man, I'm telling you. The government has subverted the entire underground movement from one pretty bad ideology that might have worked to a really
bad ideology that definitely won't work.
Welcome to my theory. It is wrong.
The Underground Movement was subverted in the early '70s from one pre-dominant ideology, namely "we fight oppression with more oppression" to
another, intrinsically more harmful ideology, "we fight oppression by joining the winning side".
Hip Hop culture, arguably THE music of the underground.... er, sorry, not any more. WAS the music of the underground, was a way of battling the old
style of underground ideology (for example, '80s punk rock) with the ideology of "we fight oppression through compassion", then, of course, was a
different time, with different problems. Young blacks were growing up in single parent homes, usually the mother, which gave a lot of the hip hop
artists of then...usually a more feminine, thus more creative side. Hip hop kept changing, all one has to do is listen to Run DMC and MC Hammer,
switch to the '90s, Wu-Tang with their raw style and engaging lyrics, switch to the Hip Hop of the '00s, glorifying the fame and supposed fortunes
to be found in Hip Hop...and now, as we move to this new era in music, especially in the production sense, we are being musically indoctrinated into
this rather thought provoking ideology, especially in Hip Hop (or rap, whateva) that in order to fight oppression, joining the winning side is the
best and easiest way to do it.
Why do I think that?
Well, for one, I think I need to explain how I interpret and listen to music.
If you heard somebody telling you in a conversation for example "I figured out I went the wrong route, so I got with a sick ass clique and went all
out" you wouldn't remember the words the next hour, let alone the next day. Someone puts it in a song (Wu-Tang Banga) and all of a sudden, not only
do you remember it, but so do other people, and now, this simple message is heard all across the globe. Spoken words are important, but put music
behind it, and all of a sudden you have a message that will be heard and interpreted in a multitude of ways.
So, now if we listen to the 'mainstream underground' music of todays hip hop, it's easy to see that hip hop, if not the entirety of the music
industry is being subverted from ideology to ideology... and we are falling for it, because we don't know any better.
I use hip hop as the prime example because that is basically the music of modern oppression. Without the government there would probably not even
exist such a thing as hip hop, because it is the governments fault that so many black youth were raised in single parent families due to their fathers
being imprisoned, killed, or you know, sometimes daddy just doesn't wanna stick around.
That's my theory.