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    Dear Hip Hop, We Hardly Knew Ye (Pt II)

    Several months back I wrote an article called, “Dear Hip Hop we Hardly knew ‘Ye” in which I touched on an era of hip hop where it was truly that – Hip Hop. You could go to any party and dance to the tunes or simply pop them in the tape deck and bump your speakers. There were no 187’s on any muthafcukin’ cops. No derogatory remarks towards women and no swag of any kind. Don’t get me wrong, some gangsta rap was/is popular and successful, but after a while it becomes hackneyed; especially where there is no pure lyrical flow. For example, Big L was a gangsta rapper, but…