Preserving the Culture

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Hardcore hip-hop in it’s purest form, only real b-boys can weather the storm
And I’m a b-boy chillin in my b-boy stance -Visionaries

There’s some funny music out there. On the radio I mean. Funny music that is played by radio stations that proudly proclaim that they are where Hip Hop lives. Unfortunately, not funny ha ha. More like funny ho hum. After listening for a few moments to a track on a “Hot” or “Power” radio station, I was reminded of an article written by Homeboy Sandman for the Huffington Post. The article echoes my thoughts on the music that’s being played to young folks and as I was processing what I was hearing I found myself deeply saddened for these young people. It’s really a great article. I seriously urge you to check it out.

If you go to a supermarket and all that’s being sold is oranges, oranges are going to sell. Today’s mainstream hip hop audience is an underinformed bunch confusing taste with familiarity. -Homeboy Sandman

Anyway, I don’t wanna keep a negative or pessimistic outlook on that situation. What I would instead like to do is share some joints with you that are doing just the opposite. I think I might start a series where I share music that is dedicated to preserving, uplifting and reminds us why we love Hop Hop and and how it is a culture that has a rich history. Check it…

Raashan Ahmad’s ode to those that came before him…

Casual, like myself, is a fiend for Hip Hop…

Large Pro helping the kids out with this one…

Superstar Quamallah taking it back to his old school roots…

Visionaries love Hip Hop…

The Roots said it best…

They say it’s not where you’re from, it’s where you’re at. And this is true. However, right now we’re at a place where we need to look back to see where we’ve been so that we can get back on that path we need to be on. I dedicate this to the preservation of real Hip Hop.

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