Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Hip Hope

Reflect upon it and relish in it - the hip hop of our generation is finally back en vogue. Not lying y'all. There's a reason why The Bridge is a featured show on NYCTV and I think it goes beyond the fact that a lot of those dudes are in and around NY and can easily be interviewed.

It's been between 10 and 15 years since our absolute favorites - De La Soul, Digable Planets and Tribe Called Quest - were uberpopular so it's about time for a resurgence. Everything's cyclical and these groups are coming back up to the top of the trend circle.

Mark my words. I don't go to the clubs or the rave parties but if they aren't sampling it a ton yet they very soon will be. If you are of the younger person persuasion and you know what I'm talking about please post ye a comment. If you think I'm off the mark then let me know about that too.


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Mike said...

Hi Caroline, I just found your blog for the first time. I'm unsure about those specific bands coming back, but sampling and remixing are becoming absolutely huge. You can see it in the whole Creative Commons license movement (where any artist licenses their work for use in other creative works in the form of remixes and loops), the growing popularity of remix sites (like Splicemusic.com), radio hits like "Crazy" that are just remixes of older hits. It's all kind of evolving. Anyway... Cheers!