Half of the Hip-Hop community is fighting to maintain its funky-freshness, while the other half of the game is running around throwing up illuminati signs…What part of the game is that? Who knows…but one thing is certain! The game has changed!! Instead of spittin’ for respect and braggin’ rights, now rappers can just ‘say’ they are the best and no one questions it.
Whaaaat? What happened to battling to prove yourself? Hip-Hop use to be about the crew– the squad– having ‘a bunch’ of ‘ill lyricists’ with ‘ill rhymes’ that were on point! And everybody had to be ‘syck-wit-it’ or they’d be kicked out of the crew! Straight-up! DJ’s, Rappers & Breakers all had to battle to gain respect!
Well, with all of these changes in HIP-POP…there are only a few REAL MCs left; who actually do it from the HEART. The ONEs who keep TRUE to the tradition of the culture…that is, they don’t ”sell out.”
One such artist, who is definitely a different breed, is Nas. Another? J-Cole. These artists do not compromise their integrity (almost a loss tradition today) and make music FOR the PEOPLE not TO the PEOPLE.
This is why so much of Hip-Hop’s fan base is reverting back to the ol’ skool!
[NEW YORK CITY SUBWAY]
“Yo, this song is hot, who is this?” asked one girl to the other.
“It’s BIZ-MARKIE! I like his voice, it’s like…NICE!!”
“Yeah! You have more? I like his style!” said the new Biz Markie fan.
Now that was crazy because these girls were only about 15 or 16 years old–at the most! Well– guess you can never be too young to know REAL HIPHOP when you hear it!
Ka’Ja Johnson is a journalist from New York City! While working closely and consistently with COMCAST Media, BET-J, MTV2, JUMPOFF.TV, C.I.N. and now HIPHOPWORLD.com, Ka’Ja has been able to pioneer, hands-on experience with education—making her an ultimate hustler. A woman on the grind, Ka’Ja has interviewed celebrities: singers, athletes, actors, models fashion designers etc.
“I definitely think that Journalists and bloggers alike should have a responsibility to report with integrity! No lies, no hype, just the facts—and the story should pretty much write itself!”
When asked, who her favorite Hip-Hop artists the game right now? Ka’Ja looks like a kid in a candy store, “Tinie Tempah, Tyga, Jay-Z, Swizz BeatZ’, Jadakiss—and YES I STILL LOVE TUPAC! Also too, I’d wish Eve would come out with a new album but I do like some of Nicki Minaj’s stuff!!