if you ask ME what my thoughts are on the now age-old statement, “HIP-HOP IS DEAD” – i’d say, “HIP-HOP is MORE DEAD than ALIVE”.
what today’s Hip-Hop stands for is blatant EGOISM, DRUG-ABUSE, MATERIALISM, IGNORANCE, & BLACK-ON-BLACK VIOLENCE (to name a FEW).
what Hip-Hop FUNDAMENTALLY stood for was CREATIVITY, ORIGINALITY, UNITY, SELF / COLLECTIVE, and SOCIAL IMPROVEMENT, & LOVE.
Hip-Hop of today isn’t even a SHELL of what it used to be, on a MACRO / MASS / COLLECTIVE scale.
(in other words)
the WORLD-IMAGE of modern Hip-Hop is one of DEVILISHMENT as opposed to one of RIGHTEOUSNESS.