The SoJones Debate: How Is Hip Hop Aging?

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We’re almost into summer (that was fast) and reader, something is changing in the entertainment scene. YouTube is 5 years old now, and the days of getting famous on the internet aren’t almost gone, but growing to a larger scene; where exactly we have yet to witness.

For example, we at SoJones remember when Jay-Z was in Hawaiian Sophie find Jay-Z doing Saturday Night Live skits with Betty White, Snoop Dogg  features with Katy Perry (??), and acting has been the avenue for a lot of rappers since the money isn’t in the music anymore. So where exactly do we stand for the future of a genre getting some scruff on its face now?

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You know, I could have sworn Jay-Z still wears this style of shades!

For one thing, how does hip hop as a whole represent the black culture? Like Tyler Perry says, are we “there yet”? Is Hip Hop the most prominent image of black people available? Do enough youth today read or engage in a legal activity they can build a future with?

Has society gone Nicki Minaj’s Barbie army, or could we please find something a little more…meaningful?

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Still, since Hip Hop’s been having the businessman approach for what seems like centuries now, everything is gonna warp forward, and fast. That auto-tune that serenaded your ears is only the beginning of what concepts and ideas are to be revealed. Your skinny jeans of today will be your bell bottoms of next year, your “all black everything” prom idea…well you might be proud of that one, but I digress.

Only businessmen and more exclusive types are in the position to get handed the  illuminati/freemason rumors, and are in high demand enough to perform at the World Series (again, whaddup Jigga), so what more sense does it make that hip hop must only grow?

Too many questions and not enough time, but we at SoJones just  sometimes just wanna wax poetics with our readers! Congratulations to this year’s graduates wherever you are from, and feel free to throw some of your thoughts around in the comments!

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