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Old 02-18-2011, 04:21 PM   #11 (permalink)
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You'll never completely eradicate the stereotypes in rap music, because they are already way too ingrained in our minds, and you'll always have some rappers that do rap about guns and hos. The way I see it, lyrical content will be cyclical - we have had a long time now that has been majorly about the 'gangsta' lifestyle, with the guns and hos stuff.

But I wonder what happens in another 10 years? What happens when every rapper thats coming out wants to be like Mos Def, Common, Lupe Fiasco? I am almost certain that there will be a rapper who comes out, talking majorly about the guns and hoes, and the world will proclaim it as 'the re-birth of gangsta rap'.
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Old 02-18-2011, 04:36 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I think those topics are more common in mainstream than underground, but I do agree that both forms of hip hop incorporate them into its music (it just varies from artist to artist). Early Eminem, back when he was considered "underground," would rap about those type of things in his music. But Public Enemy and Common (both mainstream hip hop artists) tend to tackle "better" subjects. I don't know. I'm not the most educated person when it comes to hip hop music, so I won't pretend that I know 100% about what I am talking about.
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Old 02-18-2011, 08:44 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Apart from the fact there's a difference from 'hos' and 'hoes', well put.
OMG...really?? Were critiquing the spelling of slang now?.... I dont see the problem with the content of rap. Most the content is the same as any music just more direct and offensive to some. Did Hendrix in his song "Hey Joe" not talk about having a gun and shooting his ol lady? Its in every music there is just about just in different forms. The only problem I have somewhat is the front some put on in what they rap about. Kind of like my preffered genre the Blues. How can you sing or write about it if youve never lived? Just doesnt seem near as genuine to me if I cant find any real relation between the rappers music and his lifestyle. One of the reasons I like Pac and Biggie. They stuck so close to what they rapped about it cost them their lives. I dont know there was always something going on that they were caught up in back when these two, and a lot of others from death row were getting big. Always some arrest story or casino fight or someone getting hung out the window of a 20 story building. Then you would hear about it in their music taunting and threating the other one about something that went down. What happened to that or am I just in the dark now a days? Or maybe they just dont get the publicity Biggie and Pac and several others got back then.
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OMG...really?? Were critiquing the spelling of slang now?.... I dont see the problem with the content of rap. Most the content is the same as any music just more direct and offensive to some. Did Hendrix in his song "Hey Joe" not talk about having a gun and shooting his ol lady? Its in every music there is just about just in different forms. The only problem I have somewhat is the front some put on in what they rap about. Kind of like my preffered genre the Blues. How can you sing or write about it if youve never lived? Just doesnt seem near as genuine to me if I cant find any real relation between the rappers music and his lifestyle. One of the reasons I like Pac and Biggie. They stuck so close to what they rapped about it cost them their lives. I dont know there was always something going on that they were caught up in back when these two, and a lot of others from death row were getting big. Always some arrest story or casino fight or someone getting hung out the window of a 20 story building. Then you would hear about it in their music taunting and threating the other one about something that went down. What happened to that or am I just in the dark now a days? Or maybe they just dont get the publicity Biggie and Pac and several others got back then.
Ha ha, easily. In a second I would rap about anything that people wanted to hear even if it had nothing to do with my lifestyle. I wouldn't put it under my name, I would use some ****ty pseudonym and slap 'lil' or 'Dr' in front, make a few million, then 'fall off' the mainstream when I had enough money to live comfortably. I would then sit in my beach house and create music that is meaningful to me. 90% of the people listening to rap aren't performing background checks to see if slim shady actually murdered his guinea pig and stuck him in the microwave.
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Apart from the fact there's a difference from 'hos' and 'hoes', well put.
Thanks.

And, I actually meant the garden tool. Literally.
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i find it really funny when Public Enemy first appeared on the scene and music writers were saying how rap developed a social consciousness

wasn't the founding father of rap, Gil-Scott Heron and his troubadours, The Last Poets, mainly rapping about society, especially black empowerment?
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Thanks.

And, I actually meant the garden tool. Literally.
There needs to be a midwestern conservative rapper who sings about guns, and hoes.

A) because he firmly believes against gun control. 'Cuz America was built on Freedom.

B) His wife needs hoes to remove weeds from her garden.
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There needs to be a midwestern conservative rapper who sings about guns, and hoes.

A) because he firmly believes against gun control. 'Cuz America was built on Freedom.

B) His wife needs hoes to remove weeds from her garden.
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There needs to be a midwestern conservative rapper who sings about guns, and hoes.

A) because he firmly believes against gun control. 'Cuz America was built on Freedom.

B) His wife needs hoes to remove weeds from her garden.
I actually laughed out loud at this. I'm surprised Weird Al hasn't done something like it yet.
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