Hip-Hop: Cultural Progression or Regression?
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Video: Kid Cudi Speaks On What Aspect Of Hip Hop Is “Holding Us Back As A ... - Real Talk NY

Video: Kid Cudi Speaks On What Aspect Of Hip Hop Is “Holding Us Back As A ... - Real Talk NY | Hip-Hop: Cultural Progression or Regression? | Scoop.it
Video: Kid Cudi Speaks On What Aspect Of Hip Hop Is “Holding Us Back As A ...
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Cudi also tells Arsenio who's doing it right, and the one reason he makes music. It has nothing to do with sales or money.
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Artist "KiD CuDi" reveals his insight on the state of Hip-Hop, and how it lives through the ears of the youth. He gives a brief description on how artists can change the state of Hip-Hop that exists today, and turn songs into a four minute sound of genuine flavor. He advises rappers on how they can use their talents to uplift and enlighten the listener, rather than boasting and bragging for four minutes straight. He also explains where his music/message comes from which is; loneliness & suicide. He felt that there are kids that deal/dealt with the same pains, and his way into their lives through music would be able to uplift them from that dark place.

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"Evolution of Hip-Hop Dancing" (w/ Jimmy Fallon & Will Smith)

Jimmy and Will Smith take us through the history of hip-hop dances. Subscribe NOW to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: http://bit.ly/1nwT1aN Watch The ...
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I believe sometimes people forget that dance is a great part of Hip-Hop culture, along with fashion, lyrics, etc. Before all of the excess gyrating, and twerking, dancers had to really know how to dance. Now don't get me wrong, if the twerking is done correctly, it is a beautiful sight to see! But, nonetheless, it is not the only aspect of dance to be performed. So, I chose this video because it is just two Hip-Hop heads having fun to some old and new dances.

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The Progression of Hip Hop Culture

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Hip-Hop as an art is undeniably enticing, but the message behind today's artists leaves the listener simple minded, and lusting after imaginary wealth. What is being fed to the younger generations (and sometimes the old) is a lack of self. It has become a system of follow the leader, where the rappers aren't even leading, but instead, pawns in the greater scheme of things. Since the beginning of the 21st Century, Hip-Hop has been dying silently. I say silently because; there's a sense of hope every time a new, up and coming artist comes on to the scene, and people whole heartedly believe that this "person" will change the state Hip-Hop is in. Sadly, they will not. It will take every rapper/artist to stand up for the state of Hip-Hop and say "its time for a change!" But, when will this happen???

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2Pac-Hold us accountable

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This quick 30 second clip of the late great Tupac Shakur is monumental in its own, when speaking about the culture of Hip-Hop. Melle Mel of Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five in "The Message" said:

 

"It’s like a jungle sometimes

It makes me wonder how I keep from going under

 

Broken glass everywhere

People pissin’ on the stairs

You know they just don’t care

I can’t take the smell

Can’t take the noise

Got no money to move out, I guess I got no choice

Rats in the front room

Roaches in the back

Junkies in the alley with the baseball bat

I tried to get away

But I couldn’t get far

Cause a man with a tow truck repossessed my car

 

Don’t push me cause I’m close to the edge

I’m trying not to lose my head"

 

Although, it may be uneasy for some listeners to hear, he gives us a brief overview of his life and the neighborhood he resides. It may be degrading to the ones who are in these situations, but you can sense and feel his anger, frustration, and confusion as if you were walking a mile in his shoes. I believe that is what Tupac is trying to say. You can pickup on the fake and phony's if you actually listen to their words, and take time to analyze the meaning behind their message. But, when you do, every man/woman should be held accountable for their words, because at the end of the day that's all we have. Years after we are dead and gone, all that will be left of us is how we lived and how/what we spoke.

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