I have already spoken about my concern for the current state of Hip Hop. One element of the clture, rap music, has over shadowed all the other key elements and is lost in a bizarre ego trip fuelled by the industry majors and corporate world. It’s a shame. Luckily there are still some of us who strive to take it back to it’s roots of Peace, Love, Unity and Having Fun. ‘What Ever Happened To Hip Hop?‘ is mandatory viewing for anyone who loves the culture and wants to understand the current state of affairs. Big up to Sonali Agarwal for producing this documentary and The Find Mag for posting it.
It began with the beat of the drum. With the beat, came a voice for those without one. From this voice, came a movement. Overcoming the odds, the originators of hip hop took their music from block parties of New York City streets to world wide radio waves. During the early years, the music and message reached new heights by exploring humanity, politics, and street life, while keeping it real and having fun. But what ever happened to hip hop? Currently the most pervasive music worldwide, its roots have been forgotten, its message perverted. With hip hop in the spotlight, it’s time to put it back on track. This documentary presents views from hip hop founders, contributors, and artists in an attempt to return its audience to the four principles: Peace, Love, Unity, and Having Fun.