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  • #31
    Just walk into your class room and say I made a youtube video song on the topic

    use this
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzeZhCt5PVA


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    • #32
      Originally posted by RaiderNation View Post
      Just walk into your class room and say I made a youtube video song on the topic

      use this
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzeZhCt5PVA
      Unhelpful man

      RIP ST

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      • #33
        Wish this was my topic.... I gotta write a paper about how Toni Morrison victimizes women in the book The Bluest Eye....

        Anyway, I wouldn't say that hip hop doesn't have a message now. It's not as politically charged, as hard-hitting, or as cultural as the message older hip hop artists gave, but regardless, there is still a message.

        I mean, come on, African-Americans can only put forth so many songs showing the plight of young black people. Fact is, the times have changed (not much, but nevertheless). I strongly urge you to remember those hip hop artists who still put forth such a message (The Game, T.I. come to mind).

        Additionally, rappers put out what sells. If it's the club hit that sells, that's what they'll give them. And no club hits generally do not have a message, they are written simply for the money and radio play. Can you blame rappers for this? I blame us.

        Thanks BoneKrusher! The Sig King!

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        • #34
          Originally posted by Byrd430 View Post
          Additionally, rappers put out what sells. If it's the club hit that sells, that's what they'll give them. And no club hits generally do not have a message, they are written simply for the money and radio play. Can you blame rappers for this? I blame us.
          that's a whole paragraph for me to expand on. +rep for you sir.

          edit//soon as i can

          RIP ST

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          • #35
            Originally posted by Shahin
            an opinion essay. the main premise being how modern hip-hop lacks the defining message that embodied the oldschool hip-hop culture.
            For one, the audiences are different generations. Like your post above me says, "I blame us." Not only do we consume what they play, but it's easier for us to do so - more specifically the internet. With resources like that, anyone can put out a song for the public. More rappers and songs, more messages and influences.

            Also, you may wanna delve into the stereotype that rap music is all about sex, drugs, violence, or whatever - as I've seen that assumption. It's something all music does. The line goes, "Sex, drugs, and Rock 'n Roll," not "Sex, drugs, and Hip Hop." I think that has racial/cultural ties, but while it's a touchy subject, it's a lengthy one.

            Either way, good luck to ya. Procrastinators unite!...tomorrow.
            Still Team The Ke$ha!!!

            [@TDWinstead]
            Originally posted by MichaelJordanEberle (sabf)
            Damn Ke$ha is sexy.

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            • #36
              Originally posted by TitanHope View Post
              For one, the audiences are different generations. Like your post above me says, "I blame us." Not only do we consume what they play, but it's easier for us to do so - more specifically the internet. With resources like that, anyone can put out a song for the public. More rappers and songs, more messages and influences.

              Also, you may wanna delve into the stereotype that rap music is all about sex, drugs, violence, or whatever - as I've seen that assumption. It's something all music does. The line goes, "Sex, drugs, and Rock 'n Roll," not "Sex, drugs, and Hip Hop." I think that has racial/cultural ties, but while it's a touchy subject, it's a lengthy one.

              Either way, good luck to ya. Procrastinators unite!...tomorrow.

              thanks man, feel free to add any more insight on the subject as it comes to you.




              cuz i'm still writing the damn thing.

              RIP ST

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              • #37
                Well, I'm no expert on the subject, so when that happens, I try to think outside the box - which is long for "BS" it. :D

                You're being asked to define an entire musical genre. I can go to my Rhapsody account right now, look up an artist, and it will give me a main genre, a sub-genre, and then a sub-sub-genre. Rap/Hip-Hop goes into 14 different sub-genres, ranging from Christian Rap, to East Coast/West Coast/Southern, to Lyrical, to something called "Rapcore." So when you're asked why current Hip-Hop doesn't have a defining message, it's because it has expanded and evolved so much. It's commercial, and when things go commercial, they can lose the basic roots in which they were made. Now, that's not to say Hip-Hop has lost it's history - far from it. But it can be the reason why the message gets lost. Especially when it's going to a mainstream audience from all across the globe...
                Still Team The Ke$ha!!!

                [@TDWinstead]
                Originally posted by MichaelJordanEberle (sabf)
                Damn Ke$ha is sexy.

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                • #38
                  dont forget to mention vanilla ice

                  cred 2 BoneKrusher

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                  • #39
                    Vanilla Ice - Hip-Hop's identity crisis! ;)
                    Still Team The Ke$ha!!!

                    [@TDWinstead]
                    Originally posted by MichaelJordanEberle (sabf)
                    Damn Ke$ha is sexy.

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                    • #40
                      This is the only hip hop yall fools need



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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by kwilk103 View Post
                        dont forget to mention vanilla ice
                        His songs had the greatest message ever.

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by TitanHope View Post
                          Well, I'm no expert on the subject, so when that happens, I try to think outside the box - which is long for "BS" it. :D

                          You're being asked to define an entire musical genre. I can go to my Rhapsody account right now, look up an artist, and it will give me a main genre, a sub-genre, and then a sub-sub-genre. Rap/Hip-Hop goes into 14 different sub-genres, ranging from Christian Rap, to East Coast/West Coast/Southern, to Lyrical, to something called "Rapcore." So when you're asked why current Hip-Hop doesn't have a defining message, it's because it has expanded and evolved so much. It's commercial, and when things go commercial, they can lose the basic roots in which they were made. Now, that's not to say Hip-Hop has lost it's history - far from it. But it can be the reason why the message gets lost. Especially when it's going to a mainstream audience from all across the globe...
                          Gold. Pure GOLD!

                          RIP ST

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by Byrd430 View Post
                            Wish this was my topic.... I gotta write a paper about how Toni Morrison victimizes women in the book The Bluest Eye....

                            Anyway, I wouldn't say that hip hop doesn't have a message now. It's not as politically charged, as hard-hitting, or as cultural as the message older hip hop artists gave, but regardless, there is still a message.

                            I mean, come on, African-Americans can only put forth so many songs showing the plight of young black people. Fact is, the times have changed (not much, but nevertheless). I strongly urge you to remember those hip hop artists who still put forth such a message (The Game, T.I. come to mind).

                            Additionally, rappers put out what sells. If it's the club hit that sells, that's what they'll give them. And no club hits generally do not have a message, they are written simply for the money and radio play. Can you blame rappers for this? I blame us.
                            I can get with that. My beef with the mainstream is lack of variation, and lack of originality. Every song can't be about the same subject matter. To quote my favorite rapper Asheru, "Why don't you talk about your life and all the lessons you learned? You can't always be in the club with money to burn. We're in the last days of time, and it's starting today. I guess your whole plan of action is to party away." That's why I like a guy like Lupe Fiasco. The dude acknowledges that he grew up in a bad neighborhood, but his songs don't reflect the cookie cutter nonsense that most rappers spew out. This guy talks about meeting girls, skateboarding, being a nerd, a little bit of politics, and he even has a song about a guy coming back from the dead zombie style. I wish that most rappers would have that variation instead of doing the same thing that whoever is hot does. But as you pointed out we are the problem. We're the ones that buy it and enable it. It's a good thing that getting access to underground music is easier now. That way we all can have our cake somewhat.
                            "If you have one finger pointing at somebody, you have three pointing towards yourself."
                            ~Nigerian Proverb

                            Da riddum is too much for you.
                            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nKx27QrgO0

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