Over the years, mainstream media and pop culture created a stigma that looks down upon being intelligent. In today’s society “being cool” is actually the opposite of being intelligent, and essentially certain entertainers “dumb down” their intelligence for ratings and record sales.
Remember on Only Built 4 Cuban Linx when Raekwon and Ghostface suggested to their peers to come original? Sadly sharkbiting is as popular as ever.
As much as we hate to admit it, Rap music is sometimes more about the visual than the lyrical. So much so some of your favorite artists have gone to great lengths to advance their appearance.
Hip-Hop is global now. It is enjoyed throughout multiple countries and even taught at Ivy League institutions. But is it being slowly taken away from us?