Who Is The Most Conscious Rapper In Hip

This content is available through Read Online (Free) program, which relies on page scans. Shad still has a long road and has developed in his years active, Even though his discography isn't as bulky as the rest on this list, the conscious density is pretty hard so that's what has made me put him 2nd. Don't get me wrong, I love conscious rap like Common, Mos def, Lupe but like other posters I agree, not every time I want to listen to some meaningful music I just want to chill.

While only the most delusional white suburban kid could pretend to relate to the poverty and discrimination described Positive Rap Music by socially conscious rappers like Public Enemy, even the Brady Bunch could pretend to understand the gangsta scene. Now I don't put rap as the sole blame but even if these conscious rappers are exaggerating I feel better listening to them in comparison to the other types of rappers.

There is simply sex and we are all a part of it. Pop music has replicated relationships to such an extent that we've already experienced all there is a thousand times over before we can accept a hug, hold a hand, or share a kiss. Rock Dis Funky Joint is Poor Righteous Teacher's first and last hit single, and an extremely influential song in paving the way for future conscious rappers. It is linguistic imperialism, or, in the case of music and art, cultural imperialism.

If Ini Kamoze's music interests you, try to find his debut album from 1984, Ini Kamoze, which is (criminally) still available only in vinyl, or pick up Debut, his double CD compilation album which features re-recordings of his early hits, and listen im tic!. Before rap was the huge worldwide phenomenon that it is today, it developed a social conscience relatively quickly.

When looking at the misogyny in rap music, …it is useful to think of misogyny as a field that must be labored in and maintained both to sustain patriarchy but also to serve as an ideological anti-feminist backlash. Part of me wonders if the constant mention of violent rap music is just that stereotype about blacks being violent. As my environment changed because of crack cocaine, so did my relationship to Hip Hop music.

I'm not suggesting that we demonize unconscious music as there is certainly a place for it but just that there is rather too much of it. To understand how to recognize it helps us to be more discerning about what we listen to - rather like switching from a junk food diet to fine dining. Conspiracies thrive on the unexplained, but there are plenty of obvious explanations for the record labels' interest in gangster rap. Quite frankly, an extreme degree of woman-hatred in music always turns me off, regardless of the genre.

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