Had to change that title because “Drive-By Bloggin” was a bit much. So….I have this friend who feels that hip-hop is dead and will never come back. He feels that every glimmer of hope is just a flash in the pan. For every aspiring release, a wack song or trend snuffs it out. Is that really the case?
Sure, when you think of the momentum rappers like Saigon, Joell Ortiz, and Jay Electronica had…the future was certainly bright. They weren’t able to pop on a level you’d expect because…well…I don’t think the young ladies care for that “type” of hip-hop.
That assessment doesn’t include all ladies, but the females who drive radio playlist across the country. My man would say that dudes like Kendrick Lamar deserve the props but he too will have to conform to the bullsh*t or find himself in mixtape purgatory.
I see his point but I’m no fortune teller. I believe in hip-hop. I believe that pop culture will never have complete control. I believe that for every sideshow they manufacture to represent the face of hip-hop….THE PEOPLE eventually do away with. Just Google all of those 1 hit wonders from about 2004 on. They never survive. But Hip-Hop? Hip-Hop is NEVER DEAD.