This is a new video from GSUS FAM. It is a commissioned collaboration for the clothing company GSUS (based out of the Netherlands) as part of a promotional audio compilation entitled, “GSUS Affair Compilation.” The track features some top-notch, Toronto-based talent such as PTRJON (of Let’s Go To War), Captain Hooks, Curtis Santiago, CYLENZ and the beautiful Ivana Santilli singing the hook. The video was also shot by Toronto-based director, Patrick Hepburn.
Another clip of 1da with RealTalkNY as he elaborates on the Kanye tweet thing, which went on to inspire another F*ck That! commentary from Req.
1da points to a pretty valid irony in hip-hop. Problem is too many producers use that irony as a crutch to justify their lack of creativity. I think both emulating previous styles AND calling out those that blatantly take from another artist’s style (no matter how good or bad they do it) are part of the natural balance and checks of the hip-hop culture. If you didn’t have emulation, there’d be no creative progression; but if you didn’t have the fear of being called out for biting, there’d be even more stagnancy in the genre.
Ty Harper | Audio,Music | Monday, October 18th, 2010
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Some newness from Element called “Courtney Love”. Originally entitled “Kat Stacks”, the name was changed after the kid received a nice little seize and desist order from the lady herself. Let’s see if Mrs. Kobain gets the legal itch. Personally I got nothing but love for the ‘name-the-song-after-a-female-that-has-little-to-do-with- the-lyrics’ trend but I say keep it CanCon. Why not call it “Serena Ryder” or “Melyssa Ford”, lol.
1da weighs in with RealTalkNY on BET’s Top 10 list. I feel him on the politics of being an upcoming producer who has to worry about how his opinion will affect his b.i., but that’s exactly why lists like this coming from the traditional and current powers-that-be are always suspect.
I always say, if we gave hip-hop the same love and due diligence we gave the sports we follow, the genre and culture would be sooo much better. There’s no way anyone can tell me the average hip-hop fan is as educated on hip-hop, as the average basketball fan is on basketball.
I mean can you even fathom someone arguing for one ball player’s greatness over another based on anything BUT their overall skills? Why should hip-hop be any different?