Kendrick Lamar – HiiiPower (video)

As the hip-hop community, and all who love music, reel from the loss of the legendary Gil Scott-Heron, I thought to myself about the messages in his records.  Do today’s artists have the desire and ability to make music that elevates to the levels Gil effortlessly resided in? 

While mass media would certainly tell you otherwise, I think they can.  We certainly need music that offers us escape, but it’s vitally important that we continue to create good music with real purpose.

Shout to Kendrick for doing just that with one of the best songs of 2011 so far.

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2 Responses to “Kendrick Lamar – HiiiPower (video)”

  1. Well, one thing we can do is to stop all of this non-creative trash from playing on the radio. Mainstream rap has gone downhill that all you hear is garbage on the radio. Why can’t mainstream rap be like it was in the 90s to about 2003?

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  2. Hyphen says:

    I think many would argue that mainstream radio started taking a turn for the worse in the mid to late 90’s, but in general, I feel you. Music is in a better shape now than it was a few years ago though, and the internet/blogosphere has been the primary reason for artists like Kendrick having success with no radio support.

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