With a certain chance of us all dying a horrible death some time during this apocalyptic year, it’s better to focus elsewhere.
& to soothe the soul, what’s better than a few tunes ?
Here’s some Music On Monday…
Hey, welcome to the 4th & final part of this Rap themed Mu On Mo.
Ok kids, this is where it gets complicated.
…because I have no idea how to finish this up.
Simple brief recap: Rap began as a fun party type of thing, got a deeper meaning, changed its look & finally achieved mainstream success.
Then the 90s happened & nothing was ever the same… again.
Because Gangsta Rap reared its (arguably) ugly head & just like those in-laws you hate so much, it never went away.
superficial explicit thangs like pimps, hoes, bitches, guns, benjamins, & (of course) niggas became Thé things to say.
& said they were, over & over & over & over & over again but that’s ok y’all, cuz it b kool, yo !
Weeelllll, I’ve thought about this for some time now & I don’t think I want to go there & yet how can I ignore the 90s period of Rap which has come to define so much ???
Dammit, I just feel so lost now.
I wish there was someone to tell me what to do.
Someone like… rapper Ice-T !!!
“The true origin of Rap is counterculture. The true origin of Rap is say something that they’re not saying on the radio. So when you kind of blend into what popular culture is doing, you’re losing the power of hip hop. We’ve got to keep rocking the boat.”
“If you’re just going to rap about “I got money and we balling” & all that, you’re not doing with it what it was meant to do. It’s meant to rock a party but it was meant to change the world.”
Wait, what’s that you say… counterculture ? Not on the radio ?? & pop culture = loss of hip hop ???
Oh, irony of ironies ! Rap has become exactly that which destroys it, popular culture for the masses on the radio.
So, what Ice-T was telling me is that I need an atypical, alternative 90s Rap song very much like the one that got the following comment on YouTube…
“Where can i find the full video 4 this song? smh”
YouTube doesn’t have it, how is that even possible ??
Oh, well that’s just great, now what am I supposed to do ???
From the 90s on Dailymotion, that was Skee-Lo – I Wish.
See you dawgs another time for mo’ Music On Monday ?
…that’s if we’re still around.