Andy Smith, on 28 September 2012 - 02:13 PM, said:
I'd be surprised if Howard hadn't heard of Aesop Rock. He's not exactly an unknown.
And I don't want to sound like I'm calling you out specifically as I'm not one to start internet arguments, but as someone whose iPod is about 80% rap music, I get frustrated with "hip hop snobs" who only listen to the stuff that white people like. Don't get me wrong, I'll listen to a Talib Kweli or a Del tha Funky Homosapien or certainly an MF DOOM, but you're more likely to hear me bumping some T.I. or Jay-Z. I can't tell you how many times I've had to just give up on trying to defend Lil Wayne or Kanye West to hipster friends, but this is the life I've chose or rather the life that chose me...
It just sounds like you deal with people who are jerks about music haha people need to be more accepting. Also i think hipster is a word with no real meaning to it anymore since it gets thrown about so much.
Also there are many many white acts that range from many genres of hip hop so it's not fair to say they're all out for positivism and being messiahs. Although my Favorite group is guilty of it sometimes they're still worth a listen (Atmosphere, two white dudes).
I go to these "hip hop snob" shows and I find I can move my body plenty. i guess it's all in how badly you want to move your body haha. I have moved my body just as much with 50 Cent as I have with the Cunninlynguists.
It's just a difference in what you want from your music and calling people snobs because they don't want the same things as you is kinda weird. I was calling myself a snob jokingly and being over the top in my dislike for the songs.
I probably wrote too much but I didn't want to come off as a jerk about my dislike for howard's list.
but yeah I love rap and great episode haha