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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

It’s That Bad

posted by on February 13 at 13:46 PM

How bad is mainstream hiphop at this moment? It’s so bad that the super producer Rockwilder is giving it up for Christian music. Now that’s bad.
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In an interview with Movement TV, the Grammy Award winning producer said he has become bored with the current state of Hip-Hop music and will be returning to his roots in the church.

ďItís a new movement going on. And itís a situation whereas Hip-Hop has reached a level to where itís boring. [I donít] really wants to glorify the violent aspects of it,Ē he said. ďRight now, Iím pretty much doing a 360-degree [change] and bringing it back to the essence when I was first raised on that and that Christian music.Ē

At least with Christian music there is an idea of what is good and what is bad or, better yet, who is the good and who is the bad.

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Charles - your comments about Wyclef via the Slog yesterday. It was a killer show - incredible vibe, energy. Excellent setlist. Give Clef a chance, eh? Peace out

Posted by Wyclef for VP | February 13, 2008 2:05 PM
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Bummer about Rockwilder in a way, but it's not to say that his beats will necessarily suffer. Shawn J Period precedent aside.

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At a Seattle show in 1999 I remember Wyclef telling the crowd "I'm a very spiritual cat" before launching into a cover of "No Woman, No Cry." The guy is a total douche and has done just as much to hurt hip-hop as any other faker. Sorry. I thought what Charles wrote was about the nicest spin you could put on it and the Sting comparison works well.

Posted by Strath | February 13, 2008 2:37 PM
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ďRight now, Iím pretty much doing a 360-degree change"

Doesn't he mean a 180 degree change?

But he's right though, mainstream hip hop is fucking boring and has been that way for several years (bring it on Matson).

Posted by E | February 13, 2008 3:59 PM
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"Christian music" isn't necessarily anti-hiphop. This guy's math and his theology are equally flawed.

Posted by Katelyn | February 13, 2008 4:43 PM
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maybe he got a new xtian ghost-producer!

Posted by lar | February 13, 2008 10:54 PM
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me too.I'm going back to my roots as gypsy palm reader and making music that sounds like that

Posted by mwand | February 13, 2008 10:58 PM
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Mainstream hiphop is better than underground hiphop right now. What does that say about the future.

Posted by Mudede is hiphop | February 14, 2008 11:28 AM

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