A culture and form of ground breaking music and self expression with elements that consisted of the elements of graffiti art, DJing, MCing, and breaking. Today Hip-Hop is considered to be dead in the mainstream because so-called mainstream Hip-Hop doesn't have the elements of hip-hop and have no meaning.
The stuff on MTV and the radio can't be called Hip-Hop because the lyrics don't have any meaning or self expression. Wack artists today just rap about their shopping lists and other bullshit. There are no more DJs making a prescence since artists today think they can manage without them. Without a DJ there are no scratches and cuts. No much graffiti art is being shown in videos. Artists such as 50 Cent, Nelly, Chingy, J-Kwon, P. Diddy, Cash Money Millionaries lack the 4 elements since their lyrics are ridiculous (no MCing skills), they don't have any DJ presence in their tracks (notice that so-called hip-hop today lacks scratches and cuts), and not much graffiti art is being expressed.
The point of this defintion is to show that MTV/Radio mainstream Bling Rappers should be categorized as Hip-Pop artists, not Hip-Hop artists.
Hip-Hop Music is: Run DMC, A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Gang Starr, Wu-Tang Clan, Pharcyde, Hieroglyphics, Aceyalone, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Public Enemy, Common, Mobb Deep, Nas, Rakim, and many more old school and underground acts.
Hip-Pop Music is: P. Diddy, Ja Rule, Nelly, 50 Cent, G-Unit, Cash Money Millionaries, and other mainstream money making oriented acts.
A real Emcee with mic skills. Has intellectual lyrics and is an example of true hip-hop. Oh yeah, he burned Nelly and his playschool nursery rhymes with his true rhymes.
"You tired of me saying what's real Hip-Hop / Well I'm tired of you biting my *hit to go pop," and "Sales don't make you the authority / It means you sold out to the white majority / What you know about seniority / You ain't major/Your whole album appeals to little second graders."
"Yo Nelly, You ain't for real and you ain't universal/ your whole rap style sounds like a N-SYNC commercial... I'm gonna tell you, let's give hip-hop a lift/ and don't buy Nelly's album on June 25th /That'll send a message back to all those sellouts/House n!gga rappin, your bottom just fell out/You don't even know how/ I told you I wasn't talking about you then, but I'm talking about you now!"
An example of real Hip Hop. Guru on the mic with the sick rhymes and lyrics. Premier with the tight cuts and true beats. As real as they can get, unlike all that 50 Cent, Ja Rule, Puffy, Nelly,all that Down South Garbage, and mainstream Hip Pop.
Check out any Gang Starr album, Step In The Arena, Daily Operation, Full Clip, The Ownerz. They would never come out with something wack.
The Sucker MC is what rules hip-hop today. Today we have Southern idiots, Crunk retards, G-Unit Bling morons, that have weak ridiculous lyrics, wack punch lines, and at the same time call themselves MCs.
Any Hip-Pop artist that is shown on MTV, played on the radio, and in the mainstream.
1.) Infamous technique that lured MC'S into tthe razor sharp blades of solid gold, liquid swords.
2.) A down song by the GZA/Genius and Method Man in the GZA's album Liquid Swords.
I slayed mcs back in the rec room era
My style broke motherf**kin backs like ken patera
Most rap niggaz came loud but unheard
Once I pulled ut, round em off to the nearest third
Check these non visual niggaz, with tapes and a portrait
Flood the seminar, tryin to orbit this corporate
Indsutry, but what them niggaz can't see
Must break through like the Wu, unexpectedly
Protect ya neck, my sword still remain imperial
Before I blast the mic, Rza scratch off the serial
We reign all year round from june to june
While niggaz bite immediately if not soon
Set the lynchin, and form the execution date
As this two thousand beyond slang suffocate
Amplify sample through vacumn tubes compressions
Cause Rza, to charge niggaz twenty Gs' a session
In no order:
Jeru the Damaja
These MCs are an example of real hip-hop music. Listen to KRS-One and not Nelly. Get a Talib Kweli CD to get double the quality and half the price of a Chingy CD.