Our funding campaign wraps up this Tuesday, December 11th. We hope you've enjoyed counting down the Top Ten Songs about Hip Hop! We close out this week with Biggie and Tupac!
As our campaign winds down to a close, we really appreciate the support from you all! Our readership continues to grow, our funding - not so much. As we are a (one-person) startup ANY contribution between now and December 11th is greatly appreciated. Check out this week's #3 below :)
3. Common - I used to love H.E.R.
Reminiscin' when it wasn't all business
If it got where it started
Went from turntables to mp3s
From "Beat Street" to commercials on Mickey D's
I might've failed to mention that this chick was creative
Once the man got to her, he altered her native
Told her if she got an image and a gimmick
That she could make money, and she did it like a dummy
Now I see her in commercials, she's universal
She used to only swing it with the inner-city circle
1. Do you remember the 1st time you heard this song? Did you know this was about hip-hop?
2. Do you agree with Common's sentiment? Does this still ring true today? Why or Why not?
3. Did you know about the beef that resulted after this song was released?
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We're getting close! The Countdown of the Top 10 Hip Hop songs about Hip Hop continues ...check out #4 below:
4. Dead Prez - Hip Hop
Uh, one thing 'bout music, when it hit you feel no pain
I'm sick of that fake thug, R&B-rap scenario, all day on the radio
Same scenes in the video, monotonous material
Y'all don't hear me though, these record labels slang our tapes like dope
You can be next in line and signed and still be writing rhymes and broke
You would rather have a Lexus or justice, a dream or some substance
Welcome Back and TGIF! Continuing our Countdown of the Top 10 Hip Hop songs about Hip Hop ...our #5 spot comes in from the West Coast
5. N.W.A. - Express Yourself
Others say rhymes that fail
To be original.
Or they kill where the hiphop starts,
Yeah, they want reality.
But you won't hear none.
Cause if you wanna start to move up the chart
Then expression is a big part of it.
But wouldn't it be great to go online and access the history & evolution of hip hop's music & culture? Better yet, in an interactive, digital medium??