Is Hip Hop Dead?
I'd like to know what the inhabitants of CD have to say about this...
Is hip hop dead?
This does not literally mean the term 'dead'.
It's more to do with the fact that hip hop has now become commercialised, fake, abused, become fashion etc. moving away from its roots/core/fundamentals.
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Okay, lets see;
You said 50cent, ummm... he's only the 3rd richest musician in the world.
The only two beating him is 'The Rolling Stones'(ranked #1) and 'U2'(ranked#2)
Also, they are both groups, a group should be making more money than a solo artist, shouldn't they?
Also, Lil Wayne made $20million in the last 12 months, even with all of his troubles.
Also, I personally haven't really heard Mimz on the radio, so lets look at someone in hip-hop who has been on the radio, such as Jay Z, how much did he make in the last 12 months?
~Looks like you didn't say enough.
Though there are lots of weak MCs out there, there are still some good ones.
Especially an artist that drops his first CD, they aren't in it for the fame yet. At least not a good rapper.
Kid Cudi had some great lyrics in his first blow up track Day n' Night, Drake is another good artist that hasn't been swallowed by greed yet.
The underground artists are the ones that really keep hip hop alive, mainstream music is shit nowadays.
No the four elements are alive and well, one of the most talked about artists in the world Banksy uses the medium of graffiti. Djs are taking the art of mixing and scratching to new heights check out Eddie Halliwell or the Scratch perverts, Break dancing has prime time TV slots like Randy Jacksons......... MCs are coming up all over the world and not just in America check Roots Manuva, Plan B to name two.
No way is hip-hop dead, it's basically everywhere. For instance, you go to a club, dance or party, who is usually playing the music? a DJ. You go to a school and ask a guy what is in their opinion the best dance style, and what do they say? One or any of the hip-hop styles. Why is it when people hear someone beat-box well, so many people enjoy it or are fascinated?
One thing is for sure, if a guy hears another guy beat-box, the only negative thing they can say is that he is bad, but if a guy sings, there are more negative responses, such as "he's gay," or "he sucks at singing," etc.
I leave you with this; why does it seem like hip-hop is the dance style labeled as 'cool' at schools? And if hip-hop is dead, why does it seem like hip-hop music is around so much, including at dances, on TV and on so many of peoples ipods?