Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Day 273: What people think about Hip-Hop stereotypes (Video)

Video by  i am OTHER

Some good (some irrelevant) points discussed by the different types of people interviewed to say the least, but everybody is entitled to their opinion and experiences with Hip-Hop.

My thoughts: There's so much good Hip-Hop out there right now, but you have to be open-minded and research artists who do express true meaning & real-life experiences with their music. Also, pay attention to the ones who treat their music as a form of art & style; those are people with real passion for music and are truly talented.

Yes, the majority of Hip-Hop/Rap you hear on the radio is that loud/non-sense stuff but don't take it so literally as that's just music people party to (I'll be honest, I like some of that stuff). And yes again, a majority of those "real" Hip-Hop artists do have occasional 'b*tches & h*es' type songs (probably to make $ or are forced by their labels). If you don't like it and can filter those out, you'll see that these artists do have deeper meanings and art with their other songs.

I feel like so many rappers out there give Hip-Hop a such bad rep, which enables mainstream audiences to easily tune it out. If you can give it a chance and dig a bit deeper for artists with true passion then you'll see & hear the 'feel good' side of Hip-Hop. At the end of the day, don't let the bad apples discourage you from checking out the good apples. Trust me, there are a lot of good ones out there.

Will Hip-Hop ever get to a point of empowering people with helpful street knowledge and regain the title of being the #1 genre again (like back in the 80s-90s)? We'll see, but in the meantime I still believe.

Saw the video here first: Hypebeast.com

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