The media controlled by the 5% of the people in the world that have 95% of the money want us to believe what they want us to believe. Obviously they didn't end up having most of the money in the world and the world being in such chaos as it is by being honest, upstanding, real people who care about the rest of the world. But that's a whole other "blog" and my opinion.
So here are some examples of different hip hop that is not made "mainstream" or played on the radio because of its content and society would deem "socially unacceptable"
The way the media has portrayed hip hop in the last 10 years is false and an insult to the real hip hop community and culture. It dates back to the late 1960's and in 1970's upon the arrival of a one Dj Kool Herc and ever since then hip hop culture has evolved.It has been a way of life for people all over the world. Now a day’s artists like Tpain and Little Wayne are the faces of hip hop according to what the media broadcasts but the old school and underground community, still exists and have a strong presence on the web and throughout the world.
Apathy for a short while was signed to Atlantic Records and he produced Eastern Philosophy which he released March 2006 on Baby grande Records. The underground hip-hop world has treated this hip hop connoisseur who started back in 1994 with much more respect and open minds then when he was signed to Atlantic Records. With the help of Vinnie Paz who created Army of Pharoes that he was involved with and the rest of the Demigodz crew this controversial Emcee and crew has made a name for themselves in hip hop history.
George Caroll, born 1977 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States, and better known as SLAINE, is an Irish-American hip hop MC and actor. Affiliated with the Infamous hip hop crew "La Coka Nostra" which consists of Ill Bill, Everlast, Dannyboy of House of Pain and Dj lethal?
This collaboration of artists in 2005 took the world by storm at the same time he came out with “The White Man Is The Devil Vol. 1" (2005, CD mix tape on Leeds Edutainment) By 2008 when La Coka signed to Suburban Noize Records, Slaine had already released:
"Rich Man, Poor Man" (2006, 12" vinyl single on Commonwealth Records)
"The White Man Is The Devil Vol. 2: Citizen Caine" (2006, CD mix tape on Leedz Entertainment)
-Stereotypes, with Special Teamz (2007, CD album on Duck Down Records)
-"Rich Man, Poor Man" (2006, 12" vinyl single on Commonwealth Records)
Causing an uproar with his hard hitting lyrics and raw sound, there would be a cold day in hell before anyone in control of the media would allowed someone as rugged and raw as Slaine to be broadcast through the radio waves or daytime television. Just recently in the last few years however he has released-
-The Devil Never Dies" (2010, downloadable mix tape on Suburban Noise Records)
-A World with No Skies (2011, CD album on Suburban Noize Records)
-State of Grace (2011, with Statik Selektah)
He also has appeared in a number of Hollywood Productions and is being featured in “Cogan’s Trade,’’ in March 2012 with Brad Pitt.
The fame and success of this Boston native and father of a 3 year old boy, whom he mentions a numerous amount of times in different articles and social networks is "the reason he keeps working hard towards his goals" Along with his relentless and persistent attitude is an amazing, talented, hard working and real artists that needs to be recognized and the younger generation of musicians/artists/actors could definately learn from watching this man.
He is one of hip hop's rising stars and even though he has been touring and his fan base and following all over the world has grown and is growing at an alarming rate, he has a hard time seeing himself changing to "conform" to how society thinks he should be.
After all his success and his attitude in regards to this has just made me like him even more. He was honest from the start and real just like his lyrics and music. That's why so many people can relate to him and his music or don't want to hear it because of its sometimes the truth hurts.
I have seen Slaine live and just like most musicians, it's all about the live shows because an artist can have the dopest and most well put together album. All said and done and when it comes down to it, you know if an artist is really talented when he peforms live and is better at his show.
Slaine exceeded my expectations and was everything I expected and more. Being a huge fan of his and seeing him live for the first time w heas an amazing experience. I would do it whenever possible if he lived in my area. He played alongside of Ill Bill and Dj Lethal (La Coka Nostra) and owned the show.
I definitely want to say that he is the real deal and one of the best hip hop artists/shows ever. His high energy,clever lines and dope beats make him stand out and you truly see how he dominated a distorted lost scene of people who dont even care about the music they just want what they think comes along with it.
I highly recommend listening, attending shows and purchasing anything Slaine has done musically or is involved with.
Matt Maddox is an emcee from Hawaii of Moroccan/Russian-Polish heritage. Former member of the hip hop group Guerrilla War Tactix, Matt Maddox has increased an online support base, and teamed with RedPhone Records to release his anticipated solo album Asylum Artistry in July 2010.He first came out in 2006 and his controversial lyrics and artists collabs made the media and politicians want nothing more to see Matt Maddox stay underground and not be heard. Featured on his last album: Canibus, Sadat X, Sabac Red, Lord Lhus, Beast1333, Just-1, Swann, LA Dog, and with production by six different producers: Ganjak, Nohokai, Nevahmind, Nakmuay, Darkiitect, and Desmond Martin. This collaboration of influential artists teamed together is a forced to be reckoned with, even against the media's mighty influence.
Keep in mind all you hip hop heads this article is just a small piece of hip-hop history. I know all about how much talent and aspects of the hip hop culture there is. Its unfortunate how under credited they are, especially now a days. I plan on writing many articles in the future on Canadian Hip Hop. Old School, Rhymesayers Crew, Skribble Jam, DMC’s and much more so keep checking my blog and spread the word and get real hip hop heard.