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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Bristle while you twerk

Stop the insanity!Is it too much to ask that the trend of country-fried, niggnorant rap die a fiery, merciless death? Between the toxic spawns of "Yung/Young's", "Lil's" and "Boyz" polluting radio airwaves 'round the clock, I can't take the shit anymore. The ear rape better known as Bammas 'R Us has to be a potent brain cell degenerate by the BPM, but everybody's too busy polishing their new grillz to a chrome finish to pay attention. The trend has always been to remain a few steps behind once the Mason-Dixon line is crossed, (ex. quality of public school education, evangelical bible thumpers, the Bush mafia, sweeping red-state endorsements of Dumbya's re-election) ... but, it really shows in the music.

It's almost as if making joints that birds love to squawk to is an innate gift. While it's a given that true originality doesn't exist in the industry, is it too much to ask that the conventional and expected content that people have come to expect for so long and seem to love with an unwavering passion evolve past its primitive appeal? From pimp fetishes to the slurred dialect, it's almost as if the affirmation of deep-rooted stereotypes are relished with pride. And don't even get me started on that trash christened snap music. It never should have been allowed to escape beyond its region of origin. It's like some deep, twisted family secret that should've never come to the light. Right up there with marrying your second cousin.

There are certainly exceptions to every rule and this is not a sweeping indictment of all things sprouting from the Dirty South. My loathing of bullshit like Dem Franchise Boyz, Mike Jones, Chamillionaire & the diarrhea anthem of it all, Laffy Taffy doesn't negate the props I give acts like 'Kast, Cunninlynguists, Little Brother, Goodie Mob, Scarface, Supastition, Luda, etc. However, if being branded "a hater" because I don't like something and mention it in public, then fuck it, I'll be that... but it is what it is.

You can chop it, screw it or bounce it, but I'd rather light my pubic hairs on fire than to sit through a Rap City countdown with the illiterati's greatest hits making up positions 20-1. I'm all crunked out and am dialing 911 in need of detox.

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link | Shot from the lip by TriniPrincess at 12:03 AM |

Blogger Michael commented at 5/01/2006 09:50:00 PM~  

(ex. quality of public school education)

*Twang in full force* Hold on, nah. You are in Brooklyn, aren't you? The public school system in New York isn't exactly a bastion of excellence either. And as far as celebrating age old stereotypes go, I'm not that impressed with watching a bunch of black men parade around in suits pretending to be the Don. That or they're busy trying to create a hybrid of Biggie and 2 Pac. Most hip hop in general is ignorant, or niggnorant as you put it. It's just some sound like Yokels, while other scream fake ass Tony Montana. Never fear, dear. Soon the sound will go back to being regional.

*Snaps my fingers, does my step*

Blogger TriniPrincess commented at 5/03/2006 01:54:00 PM~  

Mike, I knew when I hit publish in the library, you were gonna be diametrically opposed to my East Coast elitist snobbery. ctfu...

First things first, there's a huge disparity between having a public school system that's ranked in the top 10 nationwide and out of the 14 Southern states (give or take MD's in/exclusion) six of them are bringing up the rear in the bottom 10. I'd say Gotham's doing pretty well, Board of Ed be damned. And what?! ;oP

I'm not overly impressed with the state of mainstream NY hip-hop either, so it's not like I'm going to bat for the G-Unit's of the world.

With that said, you're still my favorite bumpkin....but you can put that crunk shit where? Waaaaaaaaay back there. *blows you a smooch*

Blogger Supa commented at 5/09/2006 04:53:00 PM~  

Oooh, Trini! Me cant take the ear rape either!

I'm straight up old-school! Rakim is my fantasy husband!!

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