OK that I’ve got your attention I want to make something clear: I love hip-hop music. I love djing and mcing, and I think that Hip Hop is one of the greatest art forms there is.
However, I also must talk about things that I really hate: closemindedness. I honestly cannot stand people who are closeminded about stuff (ex: All preachers are bad people, all women are bitches, all white people are racists). Its something that irks the living hell out of me.
So What is my point? Well over the years I’ve heard plenty of people who were vehemently anti-hip-hop. OK that wouldn’t be a problem, if its weren’t for the reasons WHY these cats hate hip hop. These people seem to believe that ALL HIP-HOP is misogynistic, violent, materialistic, and encourages negative behavior. Whenever, I heard this I would just clench my lips together and try to explain to them that not all hip-hop music was like this, and of course get absolutely horrible results. Yet I still continued the good fight and hoping to change people’s minds. Until today.
I heard some response on a message board in which the person basically said:
“I hate Hip-Hop. These rappers are a menace out here damaging the youth and glorifying tales of murder and violence against women. This is why Hip-Hop should be taken off the radio!”
At that moment I decided to respond by saying the most eloquent response available: “Good Sir; FUCK YOU!”
“Look I know that alot of Hip-Hop is filled with violence and negativity, but to use a broad brush and PAINT all hip-hop as such is retarded. But you know what? I can’t even accept what you are saying because your response is just plain childish and weak-minded. How can an allegedly “intelligent adult” have the lack of forsight to at least hypothesize the very possiblity that just because you hear a song with a flow, delivery, and no melody that it at least may be positive? I shouldn’t need to defend an art-form because you shouldn’t be the dickhead that you are, and see that hip-hop isn’t one thing! Young Jeezy and the Game are assholes, but your comments and shoddy worldview show to me that you are every bit as screwed up as they are. So jabroni, why don’t you do yourself a favor and sit down and keep you candy ass mouth shut. Punk BITCH!”
Yes the response was crude, however, I honestly feel this way. If I must go out of my way to at least explain the possibilty that hip-hop can be positive then it’s proof that this person needs to check themselves and question their personality. It’s absolutely baffling that people can be so foolish and prejudiced. Is the world they live in so black and white? I’m sorry for the rant, but I’m so tired of hearing the stupidity these dudes spew and I know that other people on this board feels the same way too.