From: M Elliot-Knight (fmcmurry_at_hotmail.com)
Date: 2004-01-22 18:52:40
I have to disagree - if you live in the states, most of the crap that is on
the radio and video channels is not hip-hop. Hip-hop is not only rapping -
it's turntablism, it's b-boy/b-girl (otherwise known as "breaking" lol),
it's graffiti art, AND rhyming. If you forget those things than you've
either forgotten or never knew what hip-hop is.
like Q-bert said - that's rap, that's not us - we're on a completely
>From: t-bird <djtbird1_at_yahoo.com>
>To: acid-jazz <acid-jazz_at_ucsd.edu>
>Subject: re: kid friendly hip-hop
>Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2004 02:31:28 -0800 (PST)
>--- Edwin Portillo <pma_at_xfader.com> wrote:
> > this is my opinion:
> > personally,
> > 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,
> > quannum...
> > check labels like stones throw for quality music as
> > well.
>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.
> > peace
>once again on point...
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