Some random thoughts on the current state of Hip-Hop ….
Seems like the current state of Hip-Hop is bleek – I’m sorry to say. I honestly thought that maybe Hip-Hop was making a move towards a positive direction; led by Chicago’s Lupe Fiasco, who brought actual lyrical content to his songs — in comparison to the current shit on the airwaves.
However, despite the solid album and maybe a combination of the album being leaked on the Internet several months earlier, only 80,000 people have purchased the album.
Thus, the ‘movement’ I had wished is dormant – absent of a solid, legitimate figurhead — beaten for the public’s desire for ‘Chicken Noodle Soup’, and songs of that nature.
Where to begin, if ‘Chicken Noodle Soup’ is New York’s attempt to try & regain the crown in hip-hop, then the 5 borough’s are in some serious trouble. No one likes a biter — East, West, South Coast it doesn’t matter. Emulating what is popular WILL not restore the East back to prominence. The South has brought the ‘fun’ back to hip-hop with basically, creating songs about dances. The East doesn’t or shouldn’t mimic the same formula. The ‘Chicken Noodle Soup’ song/dance just looks like NYC’s desperate appeal for attention, but it is catchy though ….. and let it rain
P.S. I anticipate some ‘hate’ but come with some legitimate arguments please.