The Needed Resurrection of True Hip-Hop…Derailment’s Exposed

Why is it Russell Simon seems to always get his face in front of grassroots movements? Like always he has an exploitative motive I’m assured it is the case. Can anyone think “Rush Card.”Russell_Simons_at it again-10375033_10152589501921482_3933019650114927379_n

Russel Simon and Run DMC are responsible for selling out the Hip-Hop Renaissance in the 1980’s.

Why would you say that Muhammad?

I was there living on the East Coast at the birth of the Hip-Hop Renaissance (1980 to 1989) managing a few young inspired Hip-Hop artist and groups. I had a few notable meetings with then newly formed hip-hop record companies. I also partnered in promoting local Hip-Hop concerts in Hartford CT.

Run DMC was the first Hip-Hop group to commercialize the movement with the hit album “Raising Hell,” featuring a song rapping about “Adidas Sneakers.” 

They got paid, but Hip-Hop lyrical songs rapping cultural awareness took a back seat in music industry distribution and now is underground almost non-existent. 

Now our youth and the public at large are exposed to lyrical content that is derogatory, demeaning, and morally degenerative to young Black souls under the guise of real Hip-Hop. 

Today’s rap music culture is not hip. 

In the context of true Hip-Hop: Hip implies self-assurance and self-awareness of destructive elements in one’s environment. 

Hop, implies developing the mental ability to avoid the pitfalls / traps and bad behavior examples lurking in many social environments. 

True “Hip-Hop,” is a message tuned to music inspiring things like self-respect, respect for and attainment of proper education; knowledge of self and others, love for one’s fellow human being, etc, etc.

Now that’s Hip-Hop. That’s what Russell Simon played a role in derailing.

What you have today is not, I say is not…HIP-HOP. 

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