Monday, May 25, 2009

rap vs. hip hop

"it's all hip hop"
"hip hop is what you are, rap is what you do"

i can do what you do without being who you are. i eat "chinese food" all the fucking time. so do all of my friends. they eat "chinese food" all the fucking time. still not chinese!

can one reasonably argue that "chinese food" doesn't play some part in my culture at this point? still not chinese, and certainly not a relevant part of their culture when i'm not shoe shopping.

cultural exchange took place a long time ago and the eminescrow plopped rap music into the hearts and hard drives of a zillion kids devoid of the social conditions that make up the real elementary ingredients of hip hop. asher roth raps. to listen to asher roth rap, i might have to huff enough krylon to make me seizure into a headspin. that doesn't make us hip hop, and neither does anything else that i'm willing to subject myself to.

rap's a daughter that married off. she'll probably always be a part of hip hop, but she's also on the internet

1 comment:

Chrysovalanti Chrysti Walters said...

Hey Stuck up Kid, this is Chrysti from Platform One Entertainment in Chicago. Not too long ago, I sent you some of P1’s new hip hop/R&B material for some honest feedback, a review, or airplay. I sent you track links to two of our new artists Wordsmith, who had an album release last week called Vintage Experience and Riz who has two new tracks (“Rock the bed” produced by Akon) and “She Loves Me.” Riz also just signed with Ultra records (Pibull, David Guetta, etc) and his album is set to drop this summer! In case you have not received the track links to these artists, Below are the links to Wordsmith’s first singles included in his Vintage Experience album, “The Next Level Experience and Hook Up Hotline” and Riz’s new tracks “Rock the Bed” and “She Loves Me.”

Please let me know if you can hit me back with comments, if you would like bios/pics/etc on Riz or Wordsmith, or if you would like to give any coverage. We would love and appreciate anything you can offer.

Thanks again.

Much peace and love