Thursday, January 11, 2018

Kansas City Rap Battle Legacy Endures

Like it or not, hip-hop culture has impacted our Kansas City discourse, history and social norms beyond demographic considerations . . . Here's an amazingly well-written examination of a local music tradition:

Sympathetic Vibrations | Voice of a Forgotten Art

If you turn on commercial radio or check the pop Billboard charts, you'll see any number of performers who represent themselves as hip-hop artists. But many of them offer only a carefully-crafted street image and a few stanzas mumbled over (usually poorly produced) beats.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

People that listen to hip hop and rap are total dumb asses

Anonymous said...

It’s not real music, regardless it’s total crap

Anonymous said...

Now that Hitler could bust a rhyme!

Anonymous said...


Mindless and should be outlawed for it's impact on rape, cop killing, and violence.

Oh and lets call it racist too, it's backlash time!

Anonymous said...

Fuck rapper scum.

Go live in Haiti, or, an African shithole.

Anonymous said...

Please

Anonymous said...

Call me when they have a Set a Rapper on fire night! I'd probably go to that.

Anonymous said...

Any women that gives rap any attention is a fool.