Hip Hop isn't that political after all.
You may think that its political, but guess what? It's just music.
Those of us who ARE into "political" hip hop are not learning
anything new from the music that we listen to. If anything
it affirms what we already know. It's confirms our existence
by reminding us that, while we aren't the most mainstream of cats,
there are folks, artist, that think like us as well.
In fact, hip hop is so apolitical that Kanye saying
"George Bush doesn't care about Black people"
constitutes BEING political.
How can that be?
Yes, he was speaking from his heart.
Yes, he had a lot to loose.
But BEING political.
The Montgomery Bus Boycotts were political.
The Freedom Rides were political.
The Abolition Movement was politcal.
Hip Hop, while it has ton's of potential,
while it has a global impact, while it allows people
to unite who would never
be in the same room together is, as we stand today,
is JUST music.
I mentioned this idea a week or so ago
to Filthy and promised that I would write
So, here we go.