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Is “Conscious Rap” Dead? (Did it ever really exist?)

April 25, 2010

The mighty Mos Def

Hey family!

This is an interesting article about the plight of “conscious rap”. I found it especially interesting because I’ve been called a “conscious rapper” on numerous occasions and I admittedly bristle a lil’ bit at the label. Check out this article from Omar Burgess of Hiphopdx and lemme know what you think though:

http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/editorials/id.1485/title.when-the-casket-dropped-an-obituary-for-conscious-rap

Was my first mixtape “The Public Speaker” a conscious record? How so? Do you think it’s just a lazy label to box an artist in, similar to “neo-soul”?

Be blessed & Be eazy.

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