Hot Topic Thursday: If Hip Hop is Dead…What are They Playing At All the College Parties?

They’re playing these songs that specifically instruct you to dance. You DON’T need instructions to shake your booty. Many of us in our late teens and early twenties recall a time when a great hip hop song was about the rhymthic and lyrical quality – and it was something you could jam to without suffering through ridiculous lyrics and awkward dances.

Does intellectual hip hop – like the stuff Common and Mos Def brought us – even exist anymore? What about the classic MC’s of our time…Nas and Jay-Z? Does their new music reflect the same value?

Hip Hop cultural extraordinaire Ms. Mimi Valdes raises some burning questions in her new blog Listen Up

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