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View Poll Results: Hip Hop-Art or Poison?
Art 23 44.23%
Poison 29 55.77%
Voters: 52. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-22-2013, 07:39 PM
Location: Democratic Peoples Republic of Redneckistan
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I used to laugh at Sir Mix a Lot but although I don't think its really poison,imho it dang sure isn't art nor is it a talent laden industry.
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:52 PM
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Originally Posted by ATTC View Post
The blanket statements are not about any particular artists but the filter of the industry itself. It's not about the artists it's about the record distribution companies.
Then the OP and others need to express that sentiment. Until then...
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Old 04-22-2013, 08:22 PM
Location: Suffolk, Va
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Originally Posted by JaybirdX View Post
In my opinion have a love and hate relationship with hip hop and rap music. I put most of the blame on the radios and the music industry in general for just pumping out the same songs over and over. I remember in the like the 90s you could get a gangsta song, a have fun party song, a "out there" wacky song and songs with a message. I think with the internet people are afforded the ability to find artist outside of the radio and find better artist speaking a good message overall.

Sometimes its annoying because I Don't Like by Chief Keef probably got more play time than Jonylah Forever by Lupe Fiasco.

Lupe Fiasco - Jonylah Forever - YouTube
so sad. what an unbelievably beautiful baby.

Lupe tries doesn't he? His heart is in the right place, but his flow is usually a bit off.
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Old 04-24-2013, 01:16 PM
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interesting results, i bet its mostly old people voting poison tho
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Old 04-24-2013, 03:53 PM
Location: San Antonio
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i think the older hip hop was more of a philosophy that it is these days. now most just speak as victims.

contrast RUN DMC & Grandmaster Flash
" after 12th grade i went straight to college", " drop out of high school... turn stick up kid....."

with the new rappers that glorify becoming a hustler, player, gun slinger. KRS one spoke poetry, Gangstarr, Erik B Rakim, etc.... were philosophers.

F*^& the police is poison
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Old 04-27-2013, 10:48 AM
Location: USA
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Hip Hop fills a void that no other music can. But in its essence, which is more than just music, how can it NOT be art?

Hip Hop Dances (come on!)

It's an art form. Whether you personally like it or not is debateable, but its an art form.
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