no disrespect to anyone,
in 2012.... why the fuck would anyone wanna "breakdance"?
When I was a kid, we weren't doin the "mash-potato". We didn't do "the stroll" & "the madison".
I'm not givin those White folks any credit for catchin up on something that Black & Latino kids did waaay back in the '80s.
That was then.
I respect it for what it was, but......
Kids (from hoods all over) are creating new shit (today), but because it ain't like Crush Groove or Beat Street, folks don't show 'em love.
So you don't like any type of rock, blues, painting or sculpture either? People did that stuff long before the 80s came along...
I hear what you are saying. I think what you are talking about occurs when someone posts vids like these and says Yuliaka or whoever "INVENTED" breaking. Definitely not the case. Anyway check out Nadia. The Yak Battles YT page has battles a plenty...
^^^ That was funky, those chicks got style & techs wherever they're from
^^^ I hear you & I'mma keep it real: the best dances I've seen in recent years made by the youth are innovations and moves that come out of B-Boying & Electric Boogeying.
It was more hype than the Bump, Split, or Funky Chicken when I was a pre-teen and stuff today like Krumping & Klowning doesn't impress me as much as Hip Hop rocking, as cool as it is. But that also goes into the fact that Hip Hop dancing hit me when I was an early teen making it more significant to me than other dances.
Yassin Bey(Mos Def) is one dude you can always count on to evolve and stay true to himself. Whether you like it or not. (See "The New Danger" for proof) This is raw right here and hard. Someone had to answer "The Throne" and Yassin was up for the challenge bringing you the ugly truth. So what y'all think?
23 whole days without a reply ? You guys must be busy lol
^^^ damn Fruct, you reeaally those dudes don't you? Hahahaaa
It ain't Protect Ya Neck but they're talented. Tyler's closing verse was dope.
O.F. needs to just get theirs right now and plan hopefully for the future. Everybody, especially Hip Hop artists, needs to read & own the Wu-Tang Manual & Tao of the Wu-Tang; excellent business and philosophy books. Do it together or alone; Wu Tang blazed the path. RZA set up the Wu-Tang Inc. corporation for all of them to get theirs and many got major success and most all got some level of recognition.
RZA knew they were all going split at some point so the corp was to protect his work, investment & interests as well as the groups. Tyler and OF could (or maybe are) do the same with the momentum they have. On the Lil Wayne tip, it was bound to happen and that was a choice by him, Baby & Slim. Juve and the rest can only look out for themselves, can't expect the youngest star to help them.
Frank Ocean seems like he's 'looking at the front door', ha (for ya'll ol' heads). Crystal Ball vision, 2015: "This video and photo shoot was one the last time's the whole crew was together..."
Straight up, the Wu books are great business & inspirational guides. It's wild how real the RZA kept it about his mistkaes and successes, very practical.
I think the whole cash money records issue has more to do with Baby's business practices than Wayne becoming a star in his own right.
On topic man I just like the whole Odd Future movement and to a much larger degree the ability for indy rappers to get their stuff out there.
Only problem with that is for every "good" artist there's a hundred other dudes who aren't even worth listening too, and another 1,000 who shouldn't even be picking up a mic ! lol
I also think Tyler is trying to set up his team to make some cash without being owned by a major. Having your own imprint has to be a move in the right direction.
^^^ I agree that Baby & Slim had shrewd business plans for Wayne and he was ambitious & talented enough to roll with it. I didn't see it going this far since "The Block Is Hot"; he's ran with it from albums, appearances & mixtapes. Also agree that if Tyler with OF having ownership of their brand is the best move for success.
Fruct, I think that Ghostface is doing alright and definitely making the best solo albums out of the Wu consistantly. Method Man is still at it Raekwon has his own unit modelled somewhat after the Yeah I heard about Django. I really ain't hyped because of the reported overly exploitive slavemaster-to-females-slaves scenes in the script, not my thing. The RZA can do him but that flick, probably pass.