Aug 24, 2006

"The Movement"

I need to get this off my chest and what better way is to vent to the team.

The Bay Area is in this period called, the "Hyphy Movement." I think this is one of the most annoying times for the Bay Area to be recognized. My opinion is the "movement" is a spin off of the South's Crunk movement and the Houston music scene. I think its funny when I read on different Hip-Hop websites that there is a little history of this "movement."

For example, this is taken from AllHipHop.com and this is coming from Davey D from all people!

"The terminology of getting dumb or getting stupid has been around for a while, says Hip-Hop historian Davey D. Most people, that are old enough, they remember [80s rapper and producer team] Just Ice and Mantronix. They had a song called Cold Getting Dumb. That really meant to release your energy and just not care. There was another song called Get Retarded."

"Davey D, an activist that resides in Oakland, stated that the notion of Hyphy has manifested itself through the years through terms like buckwild, getting stupid,get a little stupid, and get ill. Later down the road, you had people like Digital Underground that talked about getting stupid and, if you look at the Humpty Dance,it kind of reminds me of certain parts of Hyphy, Davey D says. I dont know if cats that are [getting hyphy] today are old enough to know that history, but I do think its something to note.

Come on Davey D!! Its not even close to being the Humpty Dance. Just like what the people say its COLD STUPID AND DUMB...ITS TRUE, this s**t is dumb and stupid...Is that how you want to portray yourselves to the public???

I could go and on about this topic, but I think its funny how the rappers are trying to be "up on this movement." Its just another way to make more money and give a big middle finger to the quality music the Bay puts out. (Sorry Zion I, Goapele, Hiero, etc etc your music is going to be considered HYPHY)

One last note, its just a trend that will last for a few months and once the fire fizzles out, it will be a forgotten trend in Hip-Hop and be on VH1's 40 Least Hip Hop Moments.

6 comments:

Langdon Alger said...

never listen to what Davey D says..he's a guy who believes his own hype..I've worked with the guy before and he's just a whiney primadona..

Guillermo Paco Castro Jimenez DelaSantos Reyes Jr. said...

F'real! When did acting retarded suddenly become "cool?" I mean, retards can't help the way they act. Kids nowadays (and even adults) got no kind of sense. Embarrassing indeed.

Langdon Alger said...

"The terminology of getting dumb or getting stupid has been around for a while."

notice the word terminology..in all of Davey's examples, he mentions the "term stupid"..yeah they may have talked about "cold gettin' dumb"(I have that record by Just Ice by the way) but you didn't actually SEE them acting like a bunch of wild out of control crazy people talkin gibberish!!...very poor argument their self proclaimed Hip Hop Historian...

Thongchai Jaidee said...

Amen to that Alger...

I know I'm going to hear ppl say, "The Bay is Back," Shiet, the Bay has always been here...it just took Mainstream America to see how stupid ya'll look on MTV...

Anonymous said...

ur old buddy!

Tsuji Eriku said...

more like bowel movement