I was watching the congressional meetings on Hip-Hop and it angered the shit out of me. First of all we have Master P and David Banner representing hip-hop. Couldn't we get more intellectual rappers like KRS-One, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Common, or Sage Francis?
The other speaker defending hip-hop,Micheal Eric Dyson, was amazing and articulate and followed his points with proof. I am even inclined to read his books because of this.
As far as hip-hop being a race issue, white, spanish and asian rappers have embraced it as a means of artistic expression as well but the discussion totally avoids that point.
Also what's up with blaming hip-hop because Rush Limbaugh said something stupid? Fuck Censorship. Freedom of speech protects what you DON'T want to hear, not the other way around.
And fuck BET! They're having an America vs Hip-Hop special and the 2 rappers they picked were Nelly and T.I. Fuck you BET.
-Gabe "Hip-Hop has died this morning" Pinto