5 Ways Mainstream Culture Has Contributed to the Struggle of Hip-Hop Legends | African-American News and Black History

classic hip hop radio, cultural appropriation, Culture, culture of hip hop, Editor's Picks, hip hip icons, hip hop legends, List, mainstream culture, Mainstream Media, Music, Q-Tip -

5 Ways Mainstream Culture Has Contributed to the Struggle of Hip-Hop Legends

classic hip hop radio, cultural appropriation, Culture, culture of hip hop, Editor's Picks, hip hip icons, hip hop legends, List, mainstream culture, Mainstream Media, Music, Q-Tip -

5 Ways Mainstream Culture Has Contributed to the Struggle of Hip-Hop Legends

A-Tribe-Called-Quest

Lack of Radio Play

While many radio stations have been dedicated to classic rock and country stations frequently keep older songs in rotation, hip-hop stars from the ’80s and ’90s struggle to find a musical platform today. Classic hip-hop stations have only recently started to emerge, but years without a mainstream platform for classic rap has already left some of the genre’s greats buried in the music industry’s distant memory. “In The History of the Eagles, singer Glenn Frey said that classic rock radio was the reason why a generation too young to remember ‘Hotel California’ firsthand became fans of the Eagles’ music in the ‘80s and ‘90s,” The Daily Beast’s Stereo Williams explained. Hip-hop stars from the same era aren’t provided the same luxury.


Leave a comment

Related Posts

The Business of Slavery and...
The Business of Slavery and...
The Business of Slavery and the Rise of American Capitalism, 1815–1860 by Calvin Schermerhorn (E-Book) Link: UnitedB...
Read More
Keep Going: 10 Ways to...
Keep Going: 10 Ways to...
Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and Bad by Austin Kleon (E-Book) Link: UnitedBlackBooks.org/SelfH...
Read More
The Apocalypse of Settler Colonialism:...
The Apocalypse of Settler Colonialism:...
The Apocalypse of Settler Colonialism: The Roots of Slavery, White Supremacy, and Capitalism in 17th Century North Am...
Read More
#BlackFriday sales have come Early...
#BlackFriday sales have come Early...
#BlackFriday sales have come Early this year! Save 30% on nearly everything in stock until 11/27! This includes; E-Bo...
Read More

Tags