• Tupac Shakur - Hip Hop - OpinionatedMale.com blog

    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…

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    Dear Hip Hop, We Hardly Knew Ye

    “Damn….those were the days”. “I remember this song…wow”. These are some of the things people might say when they listen to certain songs that send them back into that nostalgic era of positive rap music and good vibes. Back when there was little misogynistic lyrics of women, no mentions of  “1-8-7’s”, etc. You know,…you felt good and somewhat up lifted after hearing the song. Some songs you found yourself actually dancing to (Go ahead break out the Roger Rabbit one time…I’ll wait). And I don’t mean bob your head, but actually DANCE. Even some of the gangsta rappers developed some sense for a few minutes to do some decent songs…