This thread is proof that Hotnikkels, myself and Madlib are the sole geniuses of the world.
You know you're the man Stalks. I don't even have to say it.
I always sort of edge away from black MC's
Hahaha, wtf? That's the most ignorant post I've ever read, and I've been on the coma for a couple years so that's saying a lot. I would LOVE to hear a few of your reasons for "edging away" from black mc's.
edit: Oh wait, I remember briefly talking to you on soulseek about how you couldn't relate to Saul William's music because he spoke so much about black experience. If that's what you're talking about I can understand you not be incredibly interested in those sorts of songs. But to shy away from all black mc's because you couldn't releate to a couple Saul WIlliams songs is a little silly, don't you think? There's definitely a whole world of black/asian/hispanic/indian/ mc's out there that you would really enjoy. Checkout the first page of the hip-hop thread and download some of the albums listed at the bottom of the opening post. I think you'll dig a lot of those and they're pretty much all black artists.
Concerning Saul: He is, by far in my opinion, the best MC hiphop has, and probably ever will manifest. He is, literally, a "Master of Ceremonies". The creation and art he has brought to the music world, and more specifically the hiphop world is some of the most innovative, forward thinking, true, music anyone can listen to. The man is almost a physical manifestation of truth, justice, love, and freedom. If you understand what he's speaking about and the ideas he holds than you can easily agree.
I think it's ignorant to call someone ignorant for stating that they edge away from a style in a genre of music. The reason I don't dig the vast majority of black mc's is because they create music that I don't think is nesscarily innovative or interesting. Most of the MC's I've heard just speak poetically about being from the streets, and the oppression that has been unjustly cast upon them for being black, and the unjustices the government caused against them. When I hear it, it's like I'm saying, "I know the government created Crack Cocaine to be distributed among minorites to keep them in the prison system, and how that has caused millions of people to suffer, but what's making this song change that." A lot of black MC's music/hiphop is very down to earth and happy, talking about getting out of that system and being able to love and give to their commuity, and that's great, but I just don't dig it, because there's more to music than that in my eyes. To quote Saul:
"This ain't hip hop no more, son, it's bigger than that. This ain't ghetto no more, black, it's bigger than black."