What Ever Happened to Hip Hop?

It began with the beat of the drum. With the beat, came a voice for those without one. From this voice, came a movement. Overcoming the odds, the originators of hip hop took their music from block parties of New York City streets to world wide radio waves. During the early years, the music and message reached new heights by exploring humanity, politics, and street life, while keeping it real and having fun. But what ever happened to hip hop? Currently the most pervasive music worldwide, its roots have been forgotten, its message perverted. With hip hop in the spotlight, it’s time to put it back on track. This documentary presents views from hip hop founders, contributors, and artists in an attempt to return its audience to the four principles: Peace, Love, Unity, and Having Fun

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  • pwndecaf

    Nobody really asked that question, did they?

    • Lord Flaterbloust (III)

      ah na ya dint jus tell dat. me an sheqillialshaba be talken bout this ax you sayd.

  • James Mccrae

    What ever happened to hip hop? A question I have asked many a time recently. It sucks nowadays, it has lost any message it once had. All it ‘says’ now is a hollow boast about how much money and how many hos and cars the rapper in question has. It is pathetic.

    • It might not be on the same tv channels or radio stations, but there’s a abundance of great hip hop out there.

    • KeepUinCheck

      YES THERE IS DRUE IS RIGHT!? sorry about the caps, but seriously check out Rhymesayers, Doomtree, and just about anything that’s not on the radio right now. There is a whole underground movement that touches issues from racial injustices, to the American oligarchy.

    • KeepUinCheck

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLC4xqPUkLs There is a link to one of the best albums to come out in… well forever imo. But seriously the link is not some pirated version, it is seriously put up by Rhymesayers because the message behind Brother Ali’s – Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color, is far too great to not be available for free. If you do not have the time just listen to the first song please, and tell me it does not resonate with you. As far as what happened to hip hop, it went underground to start a movement because our system hates anything non-white people like.

  • adeen mckenzie-kennedy

    Yes I have been wondering what happened to Hip Hop. I stopped listening to Rap music when Nicki Minaj, Drake, 2 Chainz came along because I didn’t like their music and I feel that Young Money is the epitome of the demise of Hip Hop.
    These days I listen to ol’ school Hip Hop.

  • It started off positive then it took a wrong turn im disappointed in today’s music

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  • It all started to go wrong when Eminem disappeared. Without Him, there was no one left to set the standard for good hip hop, so idiots like Lil Wayne and Kanye West became the centre of people’s increasingly short attention spans. By the time Eminem came back? He made songs with these idiots! He could have slain these fake ass ‘rappers’ instead.