Read This Post Or I'll Murder You...
What the hell is this infatuation with murder in hip-hop? Everything is murder this murder that. I've been listening to hip-hop since the early 80's and it seems like then it was party music, and now a lot of it (not all) is about crime and murder. I can respect Mobb Deep being on some thug shit cause they are real. Or even Pac on some shit like that, but what I'm talking about is heads like Ja Rule having "Murder Inc." or having a group called The Murderers. What about Funkmaster Flex's drop on Jamn 94.5? I remember when they wouldn't play r&b versions that had rap in them on Jamn and now they have Flex saying that he's got 2 suburbans and a hearse out front cause he and Coby are officially murdering you. We laugh it off and clown Flex for being corny, but do little kids think this is cool shit. What happens is that everything is so predictable because it's so repetitive. Tell me one Lox song that they don't talk about their coke. I don't know about all of you but wasn't it kind of disturbing when Beanie Sigel said "put one in your wig, baby crying, put 2 in the crib". That shit isn't hip-hop. So many emcees today say the same shit...I got so much money that I wipe my ass with it, I'm a thug, I'll murder your wife and kids and the judge will let me off with community service. Am I the only one that thinks that hip-hop is getting ridiculous? Think about it next time you listen to your clue tapes. How many references to murder are there? I'm just venting cause it makes the non-hip-hop people in our society (Adults!)generalize all hip-hop to be rap and to be negative.
My bad SPIN.. I didn't read that you agreed this was creative. So yes if its creative its great. Peace
That would be eminem from Murder, murder I think. It wouldn't start another argument. It just shows that eminem writes shit to get people whiled up. I think that is great. He has alot of creativity in there. He is showing that is daughter needs to be supported but he don't have shit to support her with. So he'll do what it takes, cause jobs ain't paying enough. Then at the same time, says exactly what your complaining about. Hip hop gets classified because of this........SPIN 350 ENT..."it wasn't me it was the gangster rap and peppermint schnapps"
Just don't take shit so serious. We need light humor. So fuck it. Good point though Peace
speaking of creativity, I see your point. Just check these rymes below. They are hard, but since they are clever they have a different effect. If you know the song, you know the artist, if not I'm not saying who cause that will start another argument about this post
"Left the keys in the van, with a gat in each hand
Went up in Eastland and shot a policeman
Fuck a peace plan, if a citizen bystands
the shit is in my hands, here's yo' lifespan
And for what yo' life's worth, this money is twice than
Grab a couple grand and lamp in Iceland
See I'm a nice man but money turned me to Satan
I'm thirsty for this green so bad I'm dehydratin
Hurry up with the cash bitch, I got a ride waitin
Shot a man twice in the back when he tried skatin
I want the whole pie, I won't be denied nathan
Maybe I need my head inside straightened
Brain contemplatin, clean out the register
Dip before somebody catches ya
or gets your description and sketches ya
The connection was the prime suspect
But I ain't set to flee the scene of the crime just yet
Cause I got a daughter to feed
And $200 ain't enough to water the seed
The best thing would be for me to leave Taco Bell and hit up Chess King
And have the lady at the desk bring
money from the safe in the back, stepped in wavin the Mac
Cooperate, and we can operate, and save an attack
This bitch tried escapin the jack
Grabbed her by the throat, it's murder she wrote
You barely heard a word as she choked
It wasn't nuttin for her to be smoked
But I slammed her on her back til her vertebrae broke
Just then the pigs bust in yellin "Freeze"
But I'm already wanted for sellin ki's
And bunch of other felonies from A to Z like spellin bees
So before I dropped to the ground and fell on knees
I bust shots, they bust back
Hit be square in the chest, wasn't wearin a vest
Left the house, pullin out the drive backin out
Blew the back end out this lady's Jag, started blackin out
Pulled the Mac-10 out, stuck it in her face
Shut your yackin mouth, 'fore I blow the brain from out the back ya scalp
Drug her by her hair, smacked her up
Thinkin fuck it, mug her while you're there, jacked her up
Stole her car, made a profit
Grabbed the tape from out the deck and offed it out the window
Like the girl in "Set It Off" did
Jetted off kid, stole the whip, now I'm a criminal
Drove it through somebody's yard, dove into they swimmin pool
Climbed out and collapsed on the patio
I made it out alive but I'm injured badly though
Parents screamin: "Son, go in and call the police
Tell em there's a crazy man disturbing all of the peace!"
Tried to stall him at least long enough to let me leap up
Run in they crib and at least leave with some little cheap stuff
Actin like they never seen nobody hit a ;ick before
Smashed the window, grabbed the Nintendo 64
When they sell out in stores the price triples
I ran up the block jumpin kids on tricycles
and collided with an 80-year old lady with groceries
There goes cheese, eggs, milk and Post Toasties
Stood up and started to see stars
Too many siren sounds, it seemed like a thousand police cars
Barely escaped, must-a been some dumb luck
Jumped up and climbed the back of a movin dump truck
But I think somebody seen me maybe
Plus I lost the damn Nintendo and I musta dropped the Beanie Baby
Fuck it I give up, I'm surrounded in blue suits
Came out with a white flag hollerin "TRUCE TRUCE"
and surrendered my weapon to cops
Wasn't me! It was the gangster rap and the peppermint Schnapps"
I feel you. But personally, i only have a problem with it when it's done without a SHRED OF CREATIVITY, or flavor. It's like, ridiculously violent rhymes can be pulled off when a dope artist says them. For example, there are a ton of Prodigy rhymes that are so fucking dark and threatening, but he's an incredible writer when he wants to be. Like listen to Shook Ones--fucking poetic, ominous shit--it's incredible. Or when Pac was ranting at the end of "Hit Em Up" like he was REALLY gonna kill Big and anyone else who popped shit about him--i mean, he wasn't even rhyming, but the intensity of the whole thing had me like "Damn, Pac's going off." Shit, these aren't even good examples and i don't feel like sitting here and thinking of any, but what it boils down to (for me) is that most of these guys today are just saying, in so many words, "I'll fucking kill you. I'm real, so believe that I will kill you." And they may be telling the truth. But there's one problem--they ain't dope.
That's what I'm saying---a lack of creativity or skill makes the "murder murder" shit that much more irritating and bland. I'm all about some thugged shit when it's done properly.
And i'll DEFINITELY take Prodigy talking about how many bodies he's caught over some underground purist "MC" talking about how many mics he's incinerated, or any of that corny shit.
we living this til the day that we die
just as many people say that as say "yo yo lyrical this...metaphysical that"
"i'm hip hop, watch me suck the dick of the 4 elements"
To answer the question...i believe the infatuation with murder in hip hop is for people attempting to prove who is more manly or stronger than the next...survival of the fit type of shit...only with words. Just my guess.
your soft as hell