November 26, 2010

Let's Take A Moment to Recognize Some Real Hip-Hop

This is just a very small sampling of that real, unadulterated, straight from the soul hip-hop that you don’t find too much anymore; that music that actually sounds like the artists put some thought into what they were saying before they recorded it. I will love true hip-hop forever and I don’t think she’s dead (you’ll have to excuse me, I like speaking in metaphors). I think hip-hop is in a coma and she’s trying to wake up but the music industry has a pillow over her face, forever trying to stifle her and keep her silent. A good number of these so called "hip-hop" artists running around nowadays are what I like to call "media puppets" because that is their main concern: their image and the way they are portrayed in the media. If they put the same amount of effort they put in their image into their music, then they would be worthy of being called true hip-hop artists. But for now I will just refer to their brand of music as commercial rap...actually that's a little too long for me to write so I'll just abbreviate it as c.rap. Anywho, this is just my humble opinion. As far as I am concerned, as long as there is at least 1 artist still making true hip-hop, hip-hop is alive. Enjoy the music :)

I deal with the real, so if it’s artificial let it be.


  1. Anonymous11/26/2010

    Brilliant post! These are really great songs, a lot of them are favorites of mine. And you are crazy clever for abbreviating commercial rap as c.rap, hopefully everybody else catches on to that little jib you made! Keep up these great posts Miss Good Good ;]

  2. I hadn't heard some of these in a minute! I got my playlist for the weekend, thank you!!!

  3. Anonymous11/27/2010

    It's in a way a relief when I see that someone shares my passion for true hip-hop. I've come to see that people are conforming to this new style of the so called hip-hop that's spreading like a virus. Its nice to see that someone is posting and sharing and reminding us of what real hip-hop was all about. Poetry and a nice beat. Let's bring that back.

  4. That is such an amazing post! Totally love your passion:) Have a great weekend,sweetie

  5. you can write your ASS off, woman! you should get in contact with some magazines or something and i'm being completely serious. we need people like you in the media so you can speak that good good word and spread the truth.

  6. @Anonymous, thank you so much! I'm glad you caught that too lol, hopefully I wasn't being too harsh

    @M1dn1tE.STunN3R, you're welcome! Glad you liked the songs :)

    @Z, thank you boo! lol I miss our music listening sessions in our dorm last year :( We both have such a strong passion for real hip-hop!

    @Diana Mieczan, thank you so much!!! You have a great weekend as well :)

    @Tayo.O., oh my goodness, you don't know how happy what you said makes me! I would love to write for a magazine someday :) Thank you for that great compliment!

  7. Anonymous11/27/2010

    NICE! I feel the same way. You made some valid points and your writing really is good, I agree with Tayo.O lol =)

  8. Anonymous11/27/2010

    And great songs of course!!!!

  9. Awesome post brought back some memories!visit me again soon.

    xoxo Monroe

    Fashion Steele NYC

  10. So many amazing songs in this post and a couple I had never heard before! Thank you Dee!

  11. Hi girl,
    I have been visiting your blog for a couple of weeks now and I adore it, no wait I love it!!.
    Your are what I call ''a dream jail girl'' a person who exactly just has the same thoughts as I do! -- Grear job.

    And your post about Hip- Hop is so true!! You said everything I think about now so called ''hip hop'' -- I miss the old Hip Hop :(
    Do you girl.

    Patricia Serwaah.

  12. Nice pics. Memories!

  13. @Anonymous, thank you :)!!!

    @Monroe Steele, I'm glad I could bring back some old memories lol

    @Sade Jaye, You're welcome! I'm glad you liked the songs and that I put you on to some new ones :)

    @lady_angel-p, thank you so so so so so much! I'm so happy that our thoughts match lol :) I know exactly what you are talking about too, I come across a bunch of bloggers like that as well! I miss old hip hop too :/

    @Sing, thanks for stopping by! Glad you like it :)

    @Temi, oh Temi, you and your weirdness lol

  14. Your homage to REAL hip hop is the truth. Keep passing it around.

    Just say NO to Bubble GUM!

  15. absolutely love the pharcyde and common. awesome choices. x


  16. I love oldskool music.. hiphop and r&b!
    What happend to the music nowadays?

    Talib Kweli is one of my favorites from these music.
    I love his track called "Listen" and ofcourse Hi tek - Music for life!

  17. Real Hip hop... Maybe someday we'll get BACK to that...

    Check out my blog!
    Confessions Of A City Girl

  18. LOVE your music picks! I agree with all of them.

  19. looooool i played the 1st common and bilal track and my guy friend just went "oooooooh! U really DO know your hihop!! how comes you never played this?"....thanks for adding to my street cred LOL

  20. I love a tribe called quest!
    and that other song with erykah Badu!! reminds me of younger time! as if i was too old!!!! good hip hop! real music! u never get tired of it! not like the "c.rap ur talkin about! which is actually really silly! u listen to it 10 times and u're done! actually i have this new coup de coeu i upload on my blog! an artist i would say from 'c.rap'' but with a really good song actually talking about real music. Jessi J's 'Price tag



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