Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Post Recession Commercial Hiphop

So has anyone else considered that the very pointed, very damming, very...elitist critiques that folks (yeah yeah me too) have been leveling at hip hop artist for being overly capitalistic, self-aggrandizing, greedy, putting acquiring of assets before community, not being concerned role models focused on education, hard work, etc but hustling pimpin' and the like to increase wealth to the detriment of the community were simply reflections,

a microcosm even,

of a larger communal (read: american) value.

One that was revealed to be on such a large scale that its greed has brought the world to a standstill?!? Well now we know why the largest percentage of hip hop purchasers are white suburban folks - see we thought they were trying to be "hip" but what was really going on was this: the values within the music spoke to something that they felt quite at home with... So one group gets maligned for doing (or rather faking) in public what others are doing in private. I smell a bait and switch, fog machine and spin machine somewhere in here...

Now we know who fifty and puffy were hanging out with in all those club scenes...

Here's my favorite quote if you are in a rush:
As for how he and his fellow Wall Streeters could still afford such afternoons,
he said: “We all made so much money in the past five years, it doesn’t matter.”

Angry yet?

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