HIP HOP IS ALIVE AND WELL!!!
Creative and innovative hip hop used to be played on commercial radio, but times have changed. Looking for creative hip hop is not as easy as it was in the 80's and 90's. Those who condemn the culture for its focus on materialism and misogynistic views have a duty to support artist who take pride in their art. The spirit of Hip Hop is very much alive and well. A question I pose is - did the hip hop fans of yesterday get lazy? Turning on the radio and hearing good hip hop years ago has become an archaic way of finding out about new and creative artists. Times have changed, as must the medium that feeds us great musical expression. I challenge those who wish to consume what they call good hip hop to seek out local and underground talent. I'm sure there are several artist locally who are creating music that sounds like a breath of fresh air to your ears. Repost their music on your social media networks, buy their CD's and go to their shows. It's a reciprocal relationship, you need their creative art, as they need your support!!
BY RICHARD RAW