Hip-Hop & Black Affinity Spaces…

There will be videos! However, I want to take the time to talk about something that has been on my mind. Hip-Hop made its start in the early 70’s in the Bronx by black and brown people. Look it up and you can find that yourself. We have witnessed it change with each decade. We have seen underground artists become mainstream celebrities. We have watched the poor use this genre of music to protest their situations and give a voice to the voiceless. In more recent years it has become baffling to learn that hip-hop has no place in the black affinity spaces within the Green Mountain State.

This state is small. The hip-hop community is too. But the support I received from the hip-hop community would embarrass the black affinity spaces in question. It seems to be more important to code switch for the sake of respectability politics and donations. While at the same time forgetting that hip-hop is a legit art form that paved the way for so many to create now. There are plenty of people who just simply used creating hip-hop as a way to heal. I am one of them. Shout out to all the emcees healing with hip-hop. But let’s be real.

This state is already unwelcoming to hip-hop music and its artists. I am sure you all heard about “acting” Chief Murad cancelling a show at City Hall Park because of “security issues.” That’s just one example. With that being the case, why do black affinity spaces want to be as unwelcoming to hip-hop as BPD has been? That’s not a flex!!! Think about that for a moment while I pull up a video…

First up is Stresselbee X Robscure X Nahte Renmus X Freddie Losambe with INFINITESIMAL. This song is funky and cosmic. I love it. Thank you. Click the link and listen for yourself. Like and subscribe to keep up with the content

Got a track from the SoundCloud universe. The title is Holy Water by Habit Raps. Ok! I am hearing some real hip-hop. Check it out and give them a follow. I hope to hear more from them.

Got some events coming up next month. April 6th there will be a Black Artist Market. It will be at Democracy Creative on Pine Street in Burlington. Artists will be there with their creations to sell. You’re all invited.

King Mecca will be having another Totally Inappropriate showcase. So please come and support some music, comedy and community in the most insane and raunchy atmosphere. I cannot wait! Here’s a flyer.

My goal for today was to give you something to think about, something to listen to and a community event to mark on your calendar. My work here is done. I still hope you continue creating shit so you have no time for hating shit. I wish you all peace love and hip-hop. I’m out!