The easiest way to get into the YouTube what is by signing in. I find that one can find more interesting video on YouTube by not signing in. What happens as YouTube uses an algorithm that is like a feedback loop the more you watch something the more of that you will get. It’s a little like the major media who keeps feeding you the same type of news over and over and never giving you the big picture.
But that’s another story and I want to talk about this these videos and the reason I want to talk about these videos, in particular, is because of a reoccurring theme, the theme of being voluntarily force-fed after listening to the video below (two times) not sure whether or not we’re on the same note but if not live very close.
The difference as I see it is that he believes that this was an actual or at least somewhat natural progression well I believe (as does KRS1) it was a corporate takeover. Along with the old saying on the top about a fool there’s another old saying about a rule and that rule is he who has the gold makes the rules. So that the lack of respect was not so much on the Hip Hop artist but on the radio stations that got paid substantially to play those particular Hip Hop artists. When there others putting out songs like this.
Kool Moe Dee : Knowledge Is King
I believe those type of songs would have stayed at curiosity had they not been pushed by the communities radio stations of the day. So when I say it was a corporate takeover you have to think of it like this, there were two major genres at the time there was the light side and there was the dark side. There was Hip Hop and there was a gangster rap.That’s what I’ve always believed but then there are some who believe something else. They believe it’s all one big hot mess.
I remember I stopped listening to Hip-Hop side because I believe like everyone else that it was all one big hot mess. As a matter of fact it was so bad I stop listening to music all together and went to talk radio. Which turned out to be a positive thing for me because this was also the time that the lecture were being held in the community about African History. And would be the basics for my first website [listen.to/africanlecturers] which got me to where we are now and is another story.
But where I was going with this is, I also remember a very old art form that was going on in the community that it was (I.M.O.) was the root of hip-hop. Many don’t know or see the link and many others see but just never put it all together.
That being the root of Hip-Hop is spoken word. So here is how I see it. Call it a conspiratorial look at Hip-Hop! It’s the history of the village historian, wandering minstrel or grio!
Which are all in fact Hip Hop artists. However, it all falls back to what the brother was saying in the first video and that is it’s all about responsibility! And that old saying that goes with it “With great power comes great responsibility!” and ” A fool and water will take the path of least resistance”.
Today is a Killer
The last Poets
Now let see what KSR-1 has to say