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Thursday, December 15, 2005

Positive Hip Hop Environment

Hip Hop successfully penetrated Hollywood like rock & roll and rhythme & blues never did. Hip Hop opened the Hollywood doors to an unprecedented number of blacks. Of course, maybe Motown stars such as Diana Ross pointed the way. But the Temptations, 4 Tops, James Brown, Sly Stone and Jimi Hendrix, although some of the best ever, never penetrated Hollywood like Will Smith, Queen Latifah, Ice Cube, Ice-T, LL Cool J, Outkast (Andre Benjamin) Eve, and others. Maybe the times also had much to do with it. Although the 60's stars had the talent, they probably just did not have the opportunities. Anyway, it is good to have something good to say about Hip Hop, because much of the news this CNN for the Hood broadcasts is quite negative.
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