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Friday, June 10, 2011

Underground Hip Hop Music

From the Underground Hip Hop Music Site

For the Rappers, Rockers, and Scholars

Underground Hip Hop music offers something that anybody with a good ear and appreciation for music would want: hard-hitting underground beats, differing rhyme deliveries, and controversial content that you’ll find yourself thinking about later, and saying over and over in your head. underground rappers offer an alternative to mainstream artists rapping about pussy, money, and weed. It’s more than catchy one liners, Underground Hip Hop music covers political issues and social concerns that could impress any academic mind.

However, underground hip hop is precisely that — underground. And unlike commercial rappers, underground rappers and their music are not as easy to come by. There is an emphasis on independent artists and unsigned labels, and this makes for fresh, new, and compelling sounds. Those who criticize rap music for focusing too much on violence and sex should rethink their sentiments and give some of these underground rappers a listen:

Lords of The Underground , MF Doom, People Under The Stairs, Little Brother, Necro, Murs, Aesop Rock, Blackalicious, Brother Ali, Fat Pat, Felt, Devin the Dude, J Dilla, Zion I, Brotha Lynch Hung
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Friday, June 03, 2011

P-Funk Mothership (Replica) Lands at the Smithsonian

The Smithsonian has acquired the Mothership replica used by Parliament-Funkadelic for its permanent music exhibition at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Bernie Walden was one of the Washington-based promoters who abandoned the Mothership in a Seat Pleasant junkyard in 1982. Nearly 30 years later, he helped the Smithsonian track down the replica. David George was the designer who built that replica. (Wash Post)

The landing of the Mothership was one of the greatest rock and roll props ever.  George Clinton and the P-Funk Mob had trouble topping themselves after the Mothership Connection.
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