I wanna start off by saying that the fact that hip-hop is the primary way today POC esp youth express ourselves.
The fact that it's dismissed outright is white supremist and racist.
The fact that the only type that's played today is the one primarily consumed by white ppl and owned by them lets call it shit hop.
Also take in the fact taht look how many oppurtunities there are for indie rocc artists in terms of radio, grants, etc.
Hiphop aint got shit and we got 1 hiphop station in the GTA n really it includes RnB as well as the mainstream shit hop.
That's white supremist and racist.
Even the fact that rocc being seen as a white invention and whtie ppl music is white supremist and racist because in fact it aint. Elvis copied chucc berry and various other brothas and was basically a white man singing like a brotha.
The fact that ppl try to degrade hiphop by saying how it all just degrades women, is violent etc shows the racism in that the idea is that POC and colored musicians esp all think, act, and talk a certain way. That all we can put in our music is that and we cant have any other thoughts.
Hiphopz history well I cant find the video but ima quote something remember this it got deep roots.
"In today's society, most are under the impression that Hip Hop is a recent phenomena that began in 1973. In fact, more often then not, people over the age of 50, will say that Hip Hop is what is destroying the minds of Black youth. Are they sure that's not 'rap' doing that? Do most people even know that there is a difference between the two(rap and hip hop)? I doubt it.
No matter where we go, the one thing we never leave behind is our culture. Even in the harshest of situations, it always seems to resurface itself, but in a different form. I know most think that there is little to nothing African about Blacks in America. But on the contrary, there is something very African about them.
Hip Hop has always been here. Its just a matter of recognizing how it manifests itself.
Don't believe me?
Let's see then.......
Ceremonial dancer is today's break dancer
The Ancient drummers are today's DJs
The Priest who led all ceremonial and traditional events is the MC aka Master of Ceremonies
In KMT, we had Hieroglyphs. Today, we have graffiti.
Is this all by coincidence?
One of the most important aspect of Hip Hop that is often overlooked, is its linguistics. The linguistics of Hip Hop is Ebonics. Though considered to be a single language, Ebonics is actually a family of languages(sound familiar?). This family includes, but is not limited to: Creole, Patwa, and African American/Black Vernacular English. The language itself, is actually a carry over from our Ancestral tongues.
The reason why its difficult for us to pronounce certain words is because some of the syllables in those words, are non-existent in our Ancestral tongues.
The connection to our ancestors is amazing isn't? "
Stop dismissing it nigga itz here to stay n it coming out full force hiphop lives in the north the excuses that there arent any "ghettos" in KKKanada or it aint good are just excuses designed to hide the very euro-centric, racist, and whit esupremist ideals behind them.