From: t-bird (djtbird1_at_yahoo.com)
Date: 2004-01-22 11:31:28
--- Edwin Portillo <pma_at_xfader.com> wrote:
> 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
i disagree. it IS hiphop. it however is not the
TOTALITY of what's happening w/hiphop music. they are
made w/different agendas (commercial hiphop music is
made to sell many copies, underground is made to
approach the form as an art).
> for some reason the media likes to focus on the
> negative and not the
> positive...form your own theories as to why that is.
network news focuses on attention getting
items--spouses killing their mates in horrific ways,
celebrity marital infidelity, potentially offensive
music. good or happy news rarely gets people to stay
in front of their tvs.
> to find positive hip-hop you have to turn the radio
> and TV off and
> do some digging...
true. just like with other things, you have to
pre-chew art & entertainment for your children.
> some examples have been citied like de la, uglyd,
> check labels like stones throw for quality music as
while there's the occasional issue w/language, the
subject matter of these groups are usually above
> DJ projects from Kid Koala, the xecutioners, dj
> shadow stuff are also great.
generally great, but becareful of some of the solo
endeavors by roc raida...
> check new artists like pigeon john and old and new
> stuff from the
> heiroglyphics crew and freestyle fellowship.
once again on point...
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