I came across this article at Global Grind and it goes right along with my homie Eddie Meeks' new "Stop Rappin'" Campaign. Lupe Fiasco and Talib Kweli are both dead on. People have been screaming we need balance in Hiphop for years. My question is how do we achieve it?
Click on the link below to read the debate:
Lupe Fiasco And Talib Kweli Debate Over Violence In Hip Hop (DETAILS) | Global Grind
I heard comedian Joe Claire say in his stand-up act that the Old School Rap is not coming back and it may not but that doesn't mean that we as more "seasoned" artists should try to emulate what the younger artists are doing. That's a recipe for disaster.
Keep doin' yo thang!
I believe if you keep making the music you like and your fans like then you will always be successful and respected. Once you switch, its hard to get those true fans back. To take a quote from the movie The 5 Heartbeats, "A crossover ain't nuthin' but a double cross!"
Don't shoot yourself in the foot. Keep making music that is true to you and what you believe and you'll be ok.
Let's Make It Happen!!!