HIPHOP IS DEAD AT THE COAST

artists at the coast have given in to commercialism and abandoned their roots (hiphop) where they started before submitting their souls to the pop world..damn!but i cant blame them coz what else can a man do if he cant win bread in any other way from that?

give me your thoughts and opinions people>>>shed some light

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    edited December 2009
    Hiphop still lives amongst us, check this out: http://www.reverbnation.com/angazetu

    Will get to this topic later in details.
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    edited January 2010
    mwanangu research kabla uongee
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    edited January 2010
    Like I had said earlier...Hiphop lives very much in Mombasa but due to a simple reason that those who are supposed to make our local talent rise to limelight have turned their backs on us...its like a total eclipse!!!...there are a few parties here who are major obstacles to our local Hiphop talent and hence the reason that some as you (MC Qham) say have resulted to moving to other towns to exercise their talents there;

    1. Production studios - Most of our local production studios simply aren't ready to work with any artist spitting consciousness over a real deal Hiphop beat cuz all they eyes are fixed to the money and they got the notion that Hiphop doesn't sell, yet they go around making crunk music and then call that shit hiphop?!!!...that shit really gets into my nerves.

    2. Radio stations - I jus' don't know the reasons but its really hard for a local hiphop artist to get their songs air played in the local FM stations, yet it takes snapping of fingers to play any bongo flava even if its as shitty as it was made in the toilet...this puzzles me!!!

    3. Appreciation - We got loads of Hiphop heads (fans) here in Mombasa, but organize an Hiphop concert and tell me how many shows up. There is jus' this silly believe by most of the local population that only real Kenyan Hiphop is made in Nairobi, so they got all their focus a far and fail to see wuts right next to them...

    There are many more other factors hindering local hiphop talent...those are jus a few...

    Note: I don't make music but I got most of the facts by doing research...
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    edited January 2010
    [quote name="MC Qham"]artists at the coast have given in to commercialism and abandoned their roots (hiphop) where they started before submitting their souls to the pop world..damn!but i cant blame them coz what else can a man do if he cant win bread in any other way from that?

    give me your thoughts and opinions people>>>shed some light[/quote]

    there is one thing you got to know about hiphop, its not for sale and not done for the sake of bread. it is a culture and away of life, its not just the music alone....so i think there is some great misunderstanding when hiphop is talked about. its not all about music. and i know hip hop is alive down at the coast and Mizani and Cuz can confirm that to you....
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    edited March 2010
    hiphop is much alive...doesnt matter where you are it is how you live,how you perceive life, how you live with and fit in the society by being yourself, respecting others irrespective of their various inadequacies...remember also none is perfect bt our only Creator before whom all human-beings are equal...will finish next time if need be!!! but for now look deep into yourself and tap from within your soul...then think again!!!
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    edited March 2010
    Although rap is an element of Hiphop as a culture...Hiphop is not jus' all about rap music!...Hiphop is an artform...Hiphop is like my friend Fikrah has already pointed above a way of Life!!!

    So...even if u' don't hear the kind of rap u' would associate with Hiphop on the radio...and u' don't see any Hiphop concerts / activities or any poetry sessions here in Mombasa...that doesn't mean that Hiphop is "dead"...its only that something has to be done bout' all that...n' I'm sure that some ill cats will emerge outta tha' woods n' I aint talkin bout' a "Tiger"!!!
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