Wednesday, March 6, 2013
DOES CHAVEZ'S DEATH MAKE VENEZUELA MORE OR LESS HIP-HOP?
So yo, I ain't gonna enter the fray about whether or not HUGO CHAVEZ was dope-ass or broke-ass as a leader. I got mad friends who be like, "Yo, CHAVEZ rocked that shit for the peoples." But I also fux with ascot-wearin ass rich fucks who be like, "adios, puta madre!"
Nah, what we here to talk about today is if Venezuela is more hip-hop or less hip-hop following CHAVEZ'S demise. On the one hand, hip-hop was originally about empowerin the disenfranchised and givin them a voice. It crawled out of da South Bronx, multiplied and politicked, and now we got heads like JAY-Z becomin the 21st c. HARRY BELAFONTE (or at the very least BILL COSBY). So in this way, HUGO CHAVEZ was mad hip-hop. You could say he was the CED GEE of social equality.
On da other hand, hip-hop has long been about capitalism and unbridled materialism. JAY-Z has his stature only because he got that money - we owe TONY MONTANA fo dat lesson. I mean, if we was goin strictly off talent, we'd be honoring LARGE PROFESSOR or MR. CHEEKS instead of HOV. For better or worse, today's hip-hop is totally in cahoots with the capitalist system. Fo all his fake-ass revolutionary bullshit, HOV is more likely to give a shout out to WARREN BUFFETT than GOGO CHAV.
So what y'all think: was HUGO CHAVEZ hip-hop? Or did he merely embody the hip-hop of a different era? Damn, I gots to go smoke 15 blunts (in a row) 'cause my head be trippin on da slippery nature of hip-hop, and by extension, reality and the world itself.