RawAce wrote: »
The Chronic is what happened
No medallions, dreadlocks, or black fists
It's just that
With gangster raps
That gangster shit
Disciplined InSight wrote: »
When White executives, A&R who are mountain climbers playing electric guitars started to get involve and made Hip Hop more commercialize the knowledge of self got stomped down..but co-sign the posts @usmarin3, @moedays and @Dharmic X.
usmarin3 wrote: »
There are plenty of rappers out there who spit that shit, the problem with a lot of backpack/conscious rappers are they don't know how to disguise the medicine in the food. Meaning their message come off as preachy and not entertaining, that's what made Pac one of the goats to me, he knew how to make entertaining music with a message. It's what a lot of dudes like Talib, Mos, Immortal Technique,etc lack imo, don't nobody want to get beat over the head with a message on dry ass beats.
At the ene of the day this shit is entertainment and if it ain't entertaining then i ain't listening. More of these so call conscious rappers need to do a better job of balancing their music, it's not only about lyrics but the total package.
HyenaKilla wrote: »
Internal factors includes Indifference, Apathy, & Greed. External factors are Crack-Cocaine, Fast Money, Hoes.
Gen. Stasia wrote: »
Great thread. Knowledge of Self isnt embraced because there's no one teaching it to the younger generation. I think ppl don't realize how bad the Crack Era messed up the black family structure in America. And the basis of all stability is family. The Black family has been ripped apart and without a stable home the fundamentals of knowing your family history and knowing ur cultural history is not a major factor.
This is Bigger than Music but that's why I started my Kings and Qweens movement
Gen. Stasia wrote: »
@WildSelf Crack fucked up the parents of this generation which essentially fucked up this generation. But I do have to admit that the New generation (My Generation) deserves some credit even tho our music is shitty (even tho we are not making it for the most part) I hear a lot more of my peers talk about college than lets say my older siblings peers (Late 80s babies)