As I was checking out the latest current events on our website, I came across an interesting article that was recently posted yesterday by Thug Life Army.com. By now, almost every Hip Hopper out there has heard the recent criticism of the new school kid, Soulja Boy, by the old school veteran, Ice T. Me, myself and I have no words for this matter, however a brother by the name of N.Y. Oil had plenty of great words to say on Hip Hop Music as a whole.
MCs, rappers, freestyle rhymers, spitters, lyricists, art of emceeing, battles, crews, and tournaments.
The last time I watched a music award show on television was back in 1984. It was the American Music Awards. I believe on that show Prince performed Purple Rain live on stage. Also at that time, they didn’t have a rap category either. Neither did the Grammies or any other award show, including MTV.
Last night I came across some video footage recorded in 1986 at the dawn of the Golden Age of Hip Hop. What you are about to view are documented interviews from a Dutch televison reporter, Marcel Vanthilt. During this era, Hip Hop culture was making leaps in bounds in Europe as it was in North America. The intrigue in these interviews is quite evident why our culture burst into an international phenomenan. To this very day, Hip Hop Culture is not just fully embraced in Europe, but also in Africa, Asia, Australia, South America, and the Middle East. Where ever there is a creative soul to be liberated on this planet, there is Hip Hop.
I have three questions about today’s rap music videos. After answering them with my views, there is a fourth question left up to you.