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Hip Hop According to Duug Fresh
Hip Hop According to Duug Fresh
02/26/09 at 02:40 AM by Duug "D" Fresh
Hip Hop According to Duug Fresh

Disclaimer: yes i am white. I dont write grammatically
correct. Im a fan of hip hop with an opinion. This isnt Hip
Hop 101

what up kids?!

Back again finishing out my week of Hip Hop According
to Duug Fresh...2 topics this week...one i think some of you
guys will be more familiar with...Emo Rap. I was reading an
article in the new issue of XXL that made me think....i had
honestly never heard the term "Emo-Rap" before and
couldnt believe some of the names they associated with
it...they brought up Kanye,new comers Charles Hamilton and
Kid Cudi, even Eminem and the untouchable 'Pac....i know
emo stands for emotional but the word emo and rap
shouldn't be associated with each other in my opinion.
'Pac did break the barrier and have introspective songs
like "Dear Mama" and "Changes" even
B.I.G had "Suicidal Thoughts" and they changed
the way rappers looked at rap and the content...every song
didnt have to be about gang bangin and hustlin on the
streets....they could rap about things around them and what
they felt...even Eminem felt he could rap about emotional
stuff due to 'Pac and his
influence...so thank 'Pac for Marshall recording
classics like "Kim" and my personal favorite
"If I Had" from the Slim Shady LP...im all about
hip hop doing something different and some classic tracks
have come from the emotional side of hip hop but please dont
call it "Emo-Rap"....and emo or not emo...listen
to the new charles hamilton mixtape "Now isnt this

Onto other things..."Illmatic" by NaS...one
of the best hip hop records of all time...was made 15 years
ago this april...it blows my mind that its been that long
since it came out...and the influence it still has in the
game today...reading up on the subject its this record that almost used the famous "Juicy" sample for the song "Life's a Bitch" before the obvious hit by
B.I.G...they went with another sample of course and B.I.G
made his masterpiece....NaS "Illmatic" was
recorded when he was just 20 years old and eventhough
commercially didnt do much in its first year..its cult and underground status catapulted it to what it is today..the
standout track to me is "Life's a Bitch"...but
everyone has their favorite..MC Serch of 3rd Bass was the
one who actually signed NaS to his deal and was the
executive producer on "Illmatic"...NaS will always
be remembered for this record and all his other classics and
being an influence to all rappers after
him...yes...even Soulja Boy Tell 'Em...HIP HIP

P.S...i gotta quote of the day: "You see me, Hi
Haters" -Maino

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