Monday, October 17, 2005

Sub Divisions in Hip-Hop...

So you know what fucks me off?

The fact that there is a sub-genre of hip-hop created every day. It seems like every time some reviewer or exec can't think of anyway to classify something, they invent a new division.

Take emo rap for example. Apparently Atmosphere is emo rap these days. As far as I can tell, anything that deals with any sort of emotion or relationships is 'emo rap'. Now the big problem I have with this is well you can take that to any lengths.

My boy Prop was talking about Wu Tang earlier, now they talk about a whole load of emotions and nobody is calling them emo rap. What about Common, he knows how to get emotional, is he emo?

It's all bullshit man; it's just a way of pretending something isn't hip hop. At the end of the day, the more you put things into sub genres like this, the more you'll end up taking the focus away from dope music. It promotes small minded fans who only listen to shit inside their comfort level. I was chilling the other day and threw some Primo instrumentals on, straightaway my boy says "yo is this jazzy hip hop or emo hip hop?". Why does it matter? It's dope, end of story.

So I can tolerate this defining everything up to a level but it's got to the point where people only stay within those boundaries which is just straight sad and messed up.

Tags: Hip Hop


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