Over the years, several individuals have somehow equated all of hip-hop to “thug music.”
Some commentators believe that hip-hop is limited to bling, expensive cars, lewd dancing, flamboyance, video vixens and profane music that simply add no value.
For a certain segment of this beautiful culture and music, this stereotypical notion is unequivocally true.
But, there are many positive hip-hop artists- though most are “underground”- who actually utilize their studio time to sow conscious and value-adding music to empower the global community.
All hip-hop music is not hardcore and “gangsta” in context. Certain artists over the years have shown the “softer” side of hip-hop music that exhibits love and affection between couples or for a potential mate and that embodies very little or no profanity.