From: Edwin Portillo (pma_at_xfader.com)
Date: 2004-01-22 06:33:54
this is my opinion:
i think hip-hop will always be misinterpreted by people...especially since
what is on the radio and played on the video channels IS NOT hip-hop.
it's pop music
for some reason the media likes to focus on the negative and not the
positive...form your own theories as to why that is.
i understand the frustrations of censoring your children especially since
they can watch people get shot and watch things get blown up on
television...even cartoon characters beat each other up.
to find positive hip-hop you have to turn the radio and TV off and
do some digging...
i suggest starting here
a lot of artists allow sandbox to post long clips of their music and albums.
it's up to you as a parent to decide if you want them to listen to the
abstract stuff...or the soulful stuff...or the super scientifical stuff...or
the jazzy stuff...the reggae influenced stuff...the turntablist stuff...
the list goes on and on as how many sub genres have been created now.
some examples have been citied like de la, uglyd, quannum...
check labels like stones throw for quality music as well.
DJ projects from Kid Koala, the xecutioners, dj shadow stuff are also great.
check new artists like pigeon john and old and new stuff from the
heiroglyphics crew and freestyle fellowship.
king selector pma