Saturday, October 6, 2007
Do you still love her?
Yo I love Hip Hop! It speaks to me, it nourishes my soul, it keeps me moving and thanks to the right samples it is always introducing me to different genres of music. Do you feel the same way? Do you watch B.E.T or do you boycott the artists they support and switch the channel right away? Does all of your favorite rappers, emcees and lyricists rap about topics that relate to you and your lifestyle? Do you enjoy the sound of a piano, guitar, saxophone, trumpet, drum, a kick and a snare a scratch from a vinyl or even a female vocalist for that matter? Do you think of hip hop as an art form or is it just something you enjoy because your friends seem to like it? Do you believe Kool Herc is just another name for Hercules or one of the illest hip hop DJ/party thrower the Bronx ever experienced? Is hip hop something you think you will grow out of and never look back on or will you remember that hip hop was there for you, helped you keep cool, inspired you to understand why the world moves on it's axis and why it made you smile every time you heard a new track from your favourtie artist? Did you start out by listening to Souls Of Mischief or did your hip hop experience begin when 50 cent formed G-unot? Did you ever walk 5km to the cd store to support an artist, or did you see a music video for a track you liked and said "Shit..better turn on limewire and download that track, that shit was ill." Did you only bump mix tapes growing up or was it understood that to understand an artists point of view in his raps you needed to listen to the full album!? Is hip hop a hobby, a pass time or just another way to break the silence? Is spray paint only for construction or can it also be used for expression? Is style wars a documentary or something that Paris Hilton and Nicole Ritchie have every time before they get there slut movement on?
So with all of these questions above and with the correct answers whos to say hip hop is dead? If it still runs through your body like water in a boxer it is in fact still alive and well. Perhaps hip hop is dead but does that mean you should just forget about where it originated and why? Jesus Christ him self resurrected and one day so will hip hop.
Mark my words. I used to love her?
I still do!