ok Frummage i see ur point and though i am not a huge "rap" fan i can argue for it.Originally Posted by FRuMMaGe
First off the lyrics u post there is "rap" which is pure garbage...look at the real side of it "Hip Hop" which is not a genre of music. Its a culture or a belief system that was birthed out of a desire to manifest one's self in a society that was deemed unfair to African-American's in the early 1970's.
I myself being "white" and having grown up in Brooklyn NY, home to A LOT of hip hop artists, i grew fond of the art growing up.
Hip-Hop taught the youth, and still teaches indirectly, that you can be who you want to be in the sense of not being what people want you to be. That has a certain truth to it, but if taken the wrong way, it turns into rebellion against basic laws and truths that govern our society as a whole (which is why so many kids think today "rap" is all about packin heat and sellin drugs and pimpin hoes). Hip-Hop began to change the very appearance of its followers by creating a look, a way of governing yourself, and a language that should be spoken. What this created was a subculture of our American culture, and it caused our youth to go against the basic pattern of society and manifest their own will regardless of what it cost them socially and spiritually. It is basically the samething as you a "hardcore" person is. You have ur own way of dressing, acting and beliefs.
Believe it or not Hip Hop is an art, a Poem, a drawing on a wall, the way someone dresses.
In my honest opinon, i would choose hip hop over hardcore that you listen to. cuz first off i can understand what the artist is saying and second i can relate to it better even though i am white, because i grew up in Brooklyn, NY. People are quick to judge the face of it all, but if you actually take the time to get to know the "culture" it is a wonderful thing.