This has been gnawing at me for years so people please help me understand this:
I listen to tons of soul/funk/R&B music from the 60’s and 70’s and it’s still played on the radio today but why is hip-hop music treated as and considered disposable? Are there too many artists? Do the fans have short attention spans?
Why are older hip-hop artists and pioneers pushed away and/or unknown and not respected?
Why can old rock groups go on tour in huge arenas full of young fans and make millions but if Run-DMC, LL Cool J, Public Enemy and KRS-One had a tour, it probably would be held in smaller venues and wouldn’t be as well attended by the younger hip-hop audience?
Is there any new artist, who came out in 2007 or 2008, that you know without a doubt you’ll be listening to 20 years from now?
Do you try to educate or inform your younger family members and friends about hip-hop artists and music from the 80’s and 90’s?