It was actually 1979 when Hip hopper’s Delight was introduced into the airwaves marking, what most people call, beginning of Hip hop era. Unfortunately for me personally, I wasn’t born yet thus I have no nostalgic memories of listening to it if it came out. At the first try I heard Hip hopper’s Delight is at 1997 and it also was sung by Erick Sermon, Keith Murray & Redman. I found myself about 12 years of age and ignorant to the reality that it wasn’t an original song. I remember my older brother calling me dumb for not realizing it was a re-make, like he knew everything in the world… He wasn’t born when it first premiered either.
Today, Hip-Hop music is criticized over and over again from straying thus far from its origins. We have to admit I have done some criticizing myself but being a part of the generation of hip hop I think that I will defend the songs for some reason.
Firstly Hip-Hop is just not dead, it’s significantly Hip Hop Vibe. The phrase Hip-Hop is often refers to the music of Hip-Hop. But Hip-Hop is not music, it’s a culture and also the culture of Hip-Hop is alive worldwide. Hip hop will be the music of Hip-Hop. Then when people say, Hip-Hop is dead (Naps), they probably mean Hip-Hop music is dead or Hip hop is dead. Whether they’re speaking about Hip-Hop or Hip-Hop music, I think that they are both alive and well although it has changed in the times of the Sugar Hill Gang.
Imagine in case the Hip hoppers of 2007 sounded such as the Hip hoppers of 1987, that shit can be played out. In this sort of music you would like hear diversity and witness creativity. That is what we have today. The diversity we certainly have in Hip hop today is really remarkable.
In the south there is the crankiness of Lil John but there is also the ecliptic sounds of Outcast. Then there’s the lyricalness of Ludicrous and Lil’ Wayne, also repine’ the south. Within the west there’s the smooth gnats sounds of Snoop Dog, the coolness of E-40 (going dumb regarding his stunner shades), as well as the Game’s gnats Hip hop. From the mid-west there’s the lyrical, conscience, and comedic styling’s of Lupe Fiasco, Common, and Kane West (respectively). In the east you might have Jay-Z with his veteran flows, the intellectual thinness of Naps, as well as the smoothness of Fabulous. Of course there are a handful of names and styles I neglected, they are the ones that arrived at my head first. I also want to bring that not all people out at this time is great or perhaps good, but there’s enough diversity where you can pick your favorites.