Filed under: Douche Hammers,The Unkut Opinion,We Don't Rock We Rap,You Mad
Written by: Robbie Ettelson
Since there’s nothing much going on in terms of new music that I give a shit about, I may as well respond to the mock outrage of a comment on the last post:
“I notice here at Unkut, you do not relate to hardcore Hip-Hop vs Rap people as much as you like to play both sides of the fence and confuse the two”
This whole stance has always amused me. If KRS-One had his way, everybody would have subscribed to the theory that ‘rap is something you do, hip-hop is something you live’ and world hunger, war and Auto-Tune would all now be wiped-out. Is refusing to use the word ‘rap’ unless you’re referring to bubble gum music really going to achieve anything? For starters, the word ‘rap’ just sounds better in any conversation you might possibly have at any point in time. Grown Man Rap, Yacht Rap, Blog Rap, Emo Rap…try saying ‘Grown Man Hip-Hop’ and not sounding like a douche-hammer.
It’s also more than likely that those who carry the Hip-Hop Vs. Rap flag believe that every potential rhymer should be spinning on his head while busting out a throw-up on a passing subway car while performing a transformer scratch with his shell-toes feet if he even wants to dare to claim the title of Rapper Dude…sorry, I mean M.C…
Truth be told, hip-hop is a fuckin’ awful word and I do my best to avoid using it all costs. Unkut Dot Com is here to cut through the shit and find new music that doesn’t suck. Failing that, talk about great old music that everyone’s forgotten about. Or just get lazy and post videos like the rest of the rap internet. Using the word ‘rap’ is something I will continue to do, no matter how many times songs like ‘The Elvira Rap’ and ‘The Super Bowl Shuffle’ get released. Hip-hop as a culture can be great. As a word? Not so much.
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