the state of hip hop

The State of Hip Hop – Is REAL Hip Hop Dead?

Hip Hop has changed throughout time. It has evolved past what it used to be. Hip Hop was called a “Fad”. Something that wasn’t supposed to still be here. Yet, here it is. Now it’s everywhere. Suburban kids love it, and TV shows and film use it to enhance their work creatively.

However, REAL Hip Hop is not heard on the radio. It hardly makes it into the mainstream airwaves, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Underground Hip Hop is meant to be just that… UNDERGROUND.

My issue on this episode of this podcast is that artists like Iggy Azalea and such are being categorized as “Hip Hop”, when in reality, they’re closer to being Pop (Hip Pop, as I like to call it).

Check out this podcast episode and let me know if you agree with me or not. Maybe it’s me. Maybe I’m just stuck in a different era where breakbeats, samples, graffiti and such were an important part of the Hip Hop culture.

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