Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Hip Hop for Adults

     It's Thanksgiving tomorrow in the U.S.  I thought I would be helpful, as well as update this blog.  So here goes...You, like video games and hip hop, are closing in on 40 years.  It's prostate exams, mammograms, and colonoscopies from here on out.  You stopped playing video games and listening to hip hop after middle school.  Now with mid life approaching, you want to relive your well as the cliche of buying a sports car.  None of your friends and family play video games or listen to hip hop.  What do you listen to and play to give you that nostalgic feeling without having to play or listen to the old stuff?

Phonte - First and foremost, he makes great music.  It just so happens that this over 30 year old's skillful lyrics are also relatable to those over 30.  Escapism and living vicariously through an artist's songs are fine, but a deeper connection is established with the listener if the artist is talking about something the listener is going through...also helps that both are in the same tax bracket.

9th Wonder & Jamla Records - Heavily influenced by the 90's Golden Era, they are forging ahead with strong, deep boom bap roots.  They bring you that warm feeling, like the first time you heard "Electric Relaxation." 

Part 2 - Video Games...coming soon.