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No one killed Hip Hop

Aug 6, 2008
People thought rap music was just a fad. Than with it still stuck around, people started paying a little more attention.This is when people started realizing that their is more to rap music than just a beat and some angry black guy screaming his lungs off. People started paying attention and more so to the lyrics.This is when grandmaster flash, Rakim and all the real old school guys started coming into the scene.

No one in hip hop history especially the artist ever wanted to be a gangster rapper or labeled as one but the media really had the time of their lives talking about it. They made sure that all the negativity that was going on in America especially within the black youth should be blamed on nothing but rap music. Not realizing that rap music was nothing short of or simply just a reflection of the situation of the black youth. However, rap music became such a powerful force that it invaded all the suburbs and pretty much touched all the youth in America regardless their race or gender.

Soon rap became a force to reckon with. With guys like LL Cool J bringing it to the mainstream with full force and building an almost New Kids On the Block like fan base. Yes rap music was not just a fad anymore, but it was a full fledged music genre. It seemed like rap music was reaching it's tipping point but than came in two rappers that have effected and helped this genre more in their deaths than while being alive.

They took over the USA while they were alive but in death they took over the entire globe. The names I'm obviously talking about are 2pac and Biggie. 2pac was from the west coast, Biggie from the east, and both were dubbed 'gangster rappers' by the media. Not knowing, that label only made them cooler and more out there.

Don't listen to what people say about rap music or hip hop being dead, it's just going to morph into something. I don't know if you've noticed it but it is already turning into more electronic than rap or kind of mixed. These are just record companies who do it but their is going to be someone who is going to start a trend. Let's just hope that person is ready because rap has chosen him.
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