The year was 1996, I was a Junior in high school, I was mesmerized by not only hip hop music, but the entire culture influenced my every move! From the beats, to the lyrics in the songs, to the style of dress, the way I spoke… Hip Hop just wasn’t some “young people’s fad”, it became a lifestyle and is today a huge part of the “American Culture”! It’s not just a “black thing” anymore. Young White’s throughout the entire country are heavily influenced by this phenomenon we call “Hip Hop”… Me personally, as I “changed” over the years, so has my taste in music. I’m not a fan anymore of the current Hip Hop culture/lifestyle. Those days are long gone! Am I still influenced by it, I’m sure I am in some ways. Hip Hop is such a huge part of our culture today, I’m sure all of us are indirectly influenced to some extent.
Do you remember when Hip Hop consisted of some cool cat rhyming to a beat, making the crowd move and groove! In its early days, hip hop was family friendly. The Sugar Hill Gang, and Curtis Blow had everybody dancing! Or do you remember the “Gangsta Rap Era” of the late eighties and early nineties? Those songs gave those of us in the hood a voice!! They were telling the truth from our perspective!
All of those days are long gone it seems… The bee-bop scooby doo lyrics have been replaced with much deeper concepts, on top of strange beats. Every where you turn you hear about hip hop artist blatantly worshiping satan, or being apart of the Illuminati. Some of the artist have even gone as far as rapping about it in their lyrics! Some argue that it’s just a conspiracy theory. I’d like to let the music speak for itself… Check out the lyrics to one of the Super Stars of Hip Hop, This is Kanye West freestyle at his protege Kid Kudi’s concert:
“I sold my soul to the devil! / I know it’s a crappy deal, it came with a few toys like a happy meal / I’m spaced out God, I be on that moon talk, I wonder if God ask Mike how to moon walk…”
Kanye said “he sold his soul to the Devil,” now is he meaning metaphorically, and the devil he’s referring to is Hip Hop, or the Record Labels?? I don’t know what he meant, all we have is what was said. Kanye West is one of the many Hip Hop artist suspected of writing lyrics, promoting symbols on clothing or in videos that glorify satan to some extent, So again I ask the question, “Is Hip Hop of the Devil??” What do you say? I need to hear from YOU!! Holla back!