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May 3, 2005

Taking the "Versus" Out of "Rap vs. Hip-Hop"

Gangstarr broken up, can anyone confirm or deny?


More evidence that Jay Leno is secretly a lefty: letting Conor Oberst rock that song last night.


My friend Hashim and I disagree often, but I have to side with him and Omar on the Rap vs. Hip-Hop issue.. I can understand the sentiment behind it, but any construct based on "the hip-hop I don't like isn't really hip-hop" just doesn't add up, any more than saying "Condi Rice isn't really Black" or "Republicans aren't really human beings."

The reality is that what you and I might consider vapid commercial rap is a big part of hip-hop culture in 2005, just as Republicans are a big part of American culture.. and we need to be real about that, that they are a part of us, if we hope to address their influence constructively.

(to whatever extent hip-hop can be considered a culture, which is always open for debate)

Posted by jsmooth995 at May 3, 2005 7:09 PM

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