In the World, Hip Hop represents the minority more than the mainstream majority. Whether that minority is a racial group or an underground ideology, the voice of the voiceless is magnified in Hip Hop. Only in recent years has hip-hop music brazenly disrespected its true Hip Hop roots for something more mainstream. Some of us haven’t forgotten where this all came from though. In fact, with so much uncertainty on the horizon after the stunning US election of wealthy dickhead Donald Trump, Hiphoppas must use what we know to get what we need.
Let me remind you that Hip Hop created a multi-billion-dollar industry of products, services and techniques out of blood, sweat, tears, garbage and concrete. Although our public rap image has sunk lower than it ever was, it may be time to reassert who we really are. We’re Hip Hop!
We created something out of nothing! We prospered when others thought we wouldn’t, shouldn’t or couldn’t do it. We pulled diamonds out of the dirt and wore those gems for the World to see and recognize. We started with nothing and made it into something. We showed and proved that we could not only ‘keep it real’, but we could ‘civilize the uncivilized’. Hip Hop already proved what it’s capable of and reveals new techniques each year. That’s why now we don’t have start over. We already have the tools and knowledge to recreate our past successes. It will take some concentration and even debate but we can ‘Make Hip Hop Great Again!’