Like the Phoenix in ancient Egyptian, Arab, & Greek Mythology of the long-lived bird, Hip Hop music will resurrect. The legend of the Phoenix is a follows, “When it feels its end approaching, it builds a nest with the finest aromatic woods, sets it on fire, and is consumed by the flames. From the pile of ashes, a new Phoenix arises, young and powerful. It then embalms the ashes of its predecessor in an egg of myrrh, and flies to the city of the Sun, Heliopolis, where it deposits the egg on the altar of the Sun God.”
Hip Hop is on the verge of transition and change. What we hear on the radio and what we see on television is not stimulating us anymore. We listen to Hip Hop today and the music we hear on the radio has no content. It is all empty lyrics with no message nor poetry at all. Hip Hop today is nothing but subliminal messages that try to sell you something subconsciously. Whether it is the latest Rolex, Maybach, Ciroc vodka or high end European fashion brands that let’s be honest ¾ of American families can’t afford.
It’s like Hip Hop has turned to an empty Tyler Perry movie making mockery of our culture and our women. I have nothing against our Hip Hop artists by all means more wealth to all of you but please give us something we can call art, don’t sell me products I can’t afford. Instead give us intellectualism, creativity, wordplay and new sounds. I have high hopes that despite what record labels are selling us. I believe there are music artists out there experimenting in a studio working on resurrecting this art.