03/22/02 - 01:37:55
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Even though I'm just a white guy from the burbs, I have a pretty good understanding of the hows and whys of Rap music and its cultural impact. Be it from South Central L.A. or Brooklyn N.Y. I understand that blacks needed an outlet for their problems and unjustices that have been dealt to them. |
But the way Rap music has been marketed and promoted in the last decade..it's become virtually the antithesis of it's origins. a farce really. Any integrity that it claims to have is gone...No thanks to MTV, The big record companies and Puff Daddy or is it P Diddy? (either way sounds like breakfast cereal) himself...and Ice T who had a song called "Cop Killer" now plays one on TV (and he's a better actor than a rapper)
As a music form Rap is completely devoid of any real musical aptitude. As for that pairing of Page & Daddy/Diddy...they also demolished a version of Kashmir as well..if I recall correctly.
They've done nothing to erase the stereotypes that has been put upon them..only adding more fuel to the fires that are already burning.
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