Underground vs. Commercial Rappers

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Marlita Key
Dr. Butts
Eng. 101-10:30
Underground Vs. Commercial
Most of us started listening to hip-hop at some point, whether it was by mistake or at a young age. All I have to say is if it wasn’t for the underground, which weren’t mainstream back in the days, artist that are now would’nt even exist. You see the trouble is with the omission of a few, the commercial hip hop artists is rare. Gangsta rap has really become the main stream. But in the underground world, as far as the lyrical artists like Cunning Lynguists Tonedeff and some of those who he’s affiliated with. Nevertheless Imaginations tree trunk they are trying to refurbish hip hop and shift it towards mainstream as it once was. Which if you were to ask my opinion, exactly what the industry needs. The talented mainstream artists is varied apperently, but its the lyrical content that is missing. That’s why a majority would say the underground is a better field. When we grow a bore of the same things we hear on the radio they look for more resources. I reflect back to listening to the radio shows I’d wake up to, and got hooked to it. Now kids find the new they want and place it on their iPod, and they find out that at times the underground has better music.

Some people would say they don’t like rap music period. Others who argue that they don’t like either the commercial artist or underground artist. The first thing I ask when I hear either argument is why? The most common answer I hear is “it’s horrible!” However anyone who says rap is horrible has only heard the horrible music they over play on the radio and MTV. If you ever heard anyone rap that actually has lyrical skills, you quickly begin to see the poetry behind us not that I’m not a fan of any of the famous rappers like Lil Wayne, T.I, Gucci Mane, Notourious B.I.G, Tupac, etc. It’s simply because I relate, and tend to show respect to those that rap about other issues other than what sells. I’d rather listen to things that are...
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