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fed up of the title "hip hop"

Postby vice verses on Sat Sep 26, 2009 12:48 pm

okay peeps..

so this might seem a bit of a rant... and yes it is...

When being brought up on "rap music" i was always led to believe that the term hip hop was the lifestyle... krs one said it with.. "rap is something you do.. hip hop is something you live"
So Hip hop being the elements of the culture... ie: graffiti, mcing,djing,break dancing, (and err is the last one fashion??)
Well my issue is that way too many people are throwing this whole.. "that aint hip hop" at music.. well absolutely right... its RAP. Very few performers these days encapsulate the elements of hip hop... and it makes my heart skip a beat to hear a scratch in a record these days.

When will everyone realise that Hip Hop is the culture. and not the music

AAARgggh, sorry ill stop ranting now, but is anyone with me on this? lol


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Postby repo136 on Sat Oct 31, 2009 10:30 pm

I hear that. Makes me mad when the music is labelled as 'hip hop and rap'.
If you're gonna call it that then at least tell me what you think the difference is!!

And while I'm on my soapbox, another thing that grinds my gears is when people talk about 'old skool' hip hop and then proceed to mention Snoop Dog, Dilated People, De La Soul, 3rd Bass, Diamond D...etc...
WTF??! Old school is 1983 and before IMO.
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Postby vonnpit on Wed Nov 18, 2009 7:52 pm

wu tang clan - hip hop
young jeezy - rap
common - hip hop
soldier boy - cRap
nas - hip hop
kanye - idk wtf he is
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Postby josht711 on Thu Nov 19, 2009 9:19 am

Music is a part of hip hop. So in an essence hip hop is the music. Just saying.
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Postby illmatic940 on Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:51 am

vonnpit wrote:wu tang clan - hip hop
young jeezy - rap
common - hip hop
soldier boy - cRap
nas - hip hop
kanye - idk wtf he is


Kayne is mad nice. Wtf r u talkin bout?
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Re: fed up of the title "hip hop"

Postby phenomenon on Mon Jul 05, 2010 3:56 pm

we will never agree on a concrete definition of hip hop. just enjoy music.
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Re: fed up of the title "hip hop"

Postby estaloca311 on Wed Oct 27, 2010 3:35 pm

Well I agree that hip-hop is supposed to be the culture that includes "rap music". Rap isn't a culture , it's a format. You can say that rap is a way of vocalising. All these Lil's and Slims and Gz (pick your own flavour and grammar) and whatnot are obviously rapping (as in rhythmically chanting their bs in a spoken word format , not in singing) but I can't see how can they be "hip-hop". How much does lil bow wow or whoever represent a b-boy or a graffiti artist? And I agree with vice verses on the scratch issue. To hear scratching you either need to buy "turntablist" music (most of which is way too much scratching imo) or go back in time and listen to some real ish from the 90s and 80s.
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Re: fed up of the title "hip hop"

Postby backdraftproductions on Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:44 pm

i look at it like "Hip Hop" implies "Hip Hop Music" ie "Rap"
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Re: fed up of the title "hip hop"

Postby micv_tunezz123 on Sun Oct 11, 2015 4:38 am

"hip'" is the knowledge
"hop" is the movement
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