Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Everybody wants to be a DJ, everybody wants to be an MC

Hip hop is in a bad way at the moment. Monsieur Catalogues and myself have been discussing the imaginative poverty--in music and lyrics--of most hip hop these days. I myself can't figure out why a genre that used to be such a fount of creativity has dried up to such a bland, by-the-books racket in recent years. I mean, can you honestly say that there are any hip hop tunes today that approach the richness and freshness of this?

So, why is hip hop so strangled by formula and cliche these days? Replies are welcome...

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