Started by Jack Sparrow, April 27, 2003, 12:43:51 PM
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Quote from: Pubrickhe is however, the most marketable this season.
Quote from: polkabluesI like to look at the positives... every time Kanye is on the radio equals one fewer opportunity to play a 50 Cent or Nelly song.
Quote from: 72teethI think in the fore front of "positive hip hop" were A Tribe Called Quest. I can't remember a much earlier mainstream hip-hop group/artist that preached the "good" word, am I wrong...
Quote from: Pubrickactually hip hop has always been the good word, the question is when it became bullshizzle.
Quote from: Brown WalrusI disagree with your concept of Kanye, pete.Kanye is doing something that really hasn't been done before in rap. Rap now is dominated by hustlers and thug life, which in it of itself makes the African American community appear to be the dregs of society. Kanye is showing a look at the perspective of "you don't have to be gangster, but you don't have to be a scholar." It's not positioning yourself in the middle, but more of being proud of who you are. Kanye's lyrics don't always sync up, he changes his mind a lot. We all do. He's a very relatable, charismatic guy. He's bringing fans to rap and hip hop, people that never thought they'd even try to like it. Kanye's beats are original and catchy and his words are words that such a polarized youth could use.
Quote from: petehave you heard of talib kweli? mos def? blackalicious? mf doom? aesop rock? even dungeon family? they are all rappers who don't offend your middle class sensibilities, but at the same time still cutting edge, with great lyrics, flow, and tracks.
Quote from: killafilmAesop Rock is EMO hip-hop.
Quotetalib kweli? mos def? blackalicious? mf doom? aesop rock? even dungeon family