Black Poetry : What hip hop?

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  1. YeshuJah

    YeshuJah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I keep asking me self
    how some of this ****
    called hip hop ever gets sold
    goes platinum or
    certified gold.
    Some say its the now-a-days culture,
    but all I see is slicksters
    & hustlers, dressed in the suit
    of a marketers.
    I mean...
    its the same old same
    & most of these cats
    ain't even got game!
    Most of what they call lyrics
    is straight up tame,
    dowright lame
    & yet they lookin' for fame
    and getting it too!
    Making real lyricist blue.
    for some reason most hip hop
    fans ain't got a clue. No mo..
    Used to be hip hop was about something,
    now-a-days its about bumping
    & head nodding
    forget the soul searching,
    the revolutionizing
    the mental re-organizing,
    that hip hop used to be;
    Forget the messages about being free,
    moving forward progressively,
    aggressively!
    I keep looking for some-a
    that old time "******s wid attitudes!"
    but all I'm getting these days
    is "******s wid platitudes!"
    For real... I'm just sick of
    this crop of ignoramuses!
    they depend on video clips
    to make hits,
    drowning out the voices of
    the true artists,
    but still, I don't hate them
    to any level of frustration,
    'cause they're being propped up
    by a clueless hip hip Nation!
     
  2. GQ

    GQ Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Yes,

    I can't say that I feel ya totally on this...but I respect ya on ya opinion of the state of hip hop music as ya see it!!!

    Ya absolutely right that some of it is pure garbage, but then again, there are some artists out there that are bona fide legit!!!

    I ain't mad at ya my brotha!!!

    Peace
    GQ
     
  3. YeshuJah

    YeshuJah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Yo GQ..

    we could disagree in love. Like ya said its just my opinion. But thatks for coming in on it.

    Jah Love.
     
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    blakverb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    All I want ot hear is some "Dear Yvette" or "My Adidas" or "My Philosophy" or "Fire and Earth" or "Planet Rock" or "I know you got soul" or "White Lines" or " Showdown" or "Gas Face" or "Nobody Beats The Biz" something on that line....
    tight work Yet I have one question,
    are they ignoramuses because they call themselves
    ****** or because they wear plaits?

    tight scribe

    one love,blak
     
  5. GA_Sunshyne

    GA_Sunshyne Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    YESHUJAH...

    AMEN!!... i second your emotion...

    Peace&Love...
    Sunshyne~
     
  6. Street So'ja

    Street So'ja Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Public Enemy

    besides KRS at the last rap groups to promote positive lyrics, the "industry" wants to sell bad boy image when a brother like as you know who wants to educate and uplift, my material was laughed at, i can write street had stuff by my heart and soul writes something different so don't blame the people blame

    the dumbing out of america where stupid rules and common sense is absent
     
  7. YeshuJah

    YeshuJah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Re: what hip hip?

    blackverb,
    I feel ya! Naw, they be ignoramuses on account of what comes out of their mouths.

    GA, thank you very much! Love.


    So'ja,
    respect. But the 'industry' can't do a **** thing if hip hop fans don't buy that junk!
    If enough fans stop supporting that ****, it would up and die a slow death.
    Trust me.

    JAH Lives.
     
  8. Desert Storm

    Desert Storm Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Well,some of dat is just gansta rap! People can say what they want but Tupac was 'bout something in my opinion. And is still deeply missed!
    It's all about changes...
    Desert Storm
     
  9. YeshuJah

    YeshuJah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    he was..

    Yo, I agree. Tupac was about something, in some of his stuff anyway.

    YeshuJah*)
     
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    Desert Storm Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Well,lets just say this he was trying to be 'bout something. Too bad it had a tragic end. That wasn't enough time to be bout too much. But he was bout more than most these cats comin out here are. He spoke da truth in every rythme. He was fresh wit whateva he did. And he didn't have to cuss to much to get his point across.
    Desert Storm