Thursday, August 10, 2006

Be honest about yourself about how your shit sounds....

Sometimes I wonder whether at the grand old age of 22 I've lost touch with this thing we call Hip-Hop. The reason I say this is not because I don't enjoy it anymore, or even that my tastes are evolvingor any shit like that. The sole reason is there are just way too fucking many average mc's around right now. When thinking about this I was in a hotel in South France and there was a car outside which was blasting out Lupe Fiasco. Now don't get me wrong, Lupe is not a bad mc, shit he's better than a lot of dudes out there. The problem is just that though, the fact that he's better than most dudes out there without being anything special. I'm not going to waste my time listing average mcs in this post, but there are more than enough.

Right now I don't seem to recognise half of he mc's that seem to pop up in charts and lists, but before that was no major problem due to blogs. Hip-Hop audioblogs have fast become the place to get some hot new shit, along with dope communities like RMHH which played a huge part in me becoming so obsessed by hip-hop in tthe first place. The problem is right now a lot of the audioblogs seem to be pushing some very average music (no names mentioned as some of these are dope blogs normally). So many spots on the net seem to be obsessed by the new Game joint which for me is an fairly average track by a fucking average mc. Shit, we expect this from the charts but not the heads who normally drive forward hip-hop cimmunities.

It's possible I'm taking this shit too far, and it's possible that maybe my tastes are different to my online peers now, who knows.

Oh and one final note; this is not a "hip-hop is dead" post, just an observation that right now I seem to have to dig deeper to find the dope shit that is out there.

The following joints have been round for a minute but are getting some rotation for me right now:

Little Brother - Step Off

Ghostface & AG - Crunchtime

Outkast - Hollywood Divorce (Ft Lil Wayne & Snoop Dogg)

The Roots - In The Music

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