HardRockChick

Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Post Type Selectors

Hip Hop is Rock 'n' Roll

dev@hard
March 16, 2007
< 1
0

This NYT article discusses how Grandmaster Flash an The Furious Five is the first hip hop to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Funny how this occurs right as “everyone” is declaring that hip hop is dead.

What does this mean for music? Basically, that our definition of rock ‘n roll has changed. Perhaps it’s less about the category or genre that the music sounds like, and more about its spirit. ‘The Message’ probably had the same emotional impact as ‘What’s Going On’ and ‘The Times They Are A-Changin’.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, in Cleveland, Ohio, began inducting members in 1986. Inducting Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five not only caused controversy due to genre bending, but also because there are allegations that voting is rigged. Here we go with Rolling Stone guys trying to be hip on hip hop. Rock ‘n roll has its own ballot counting scandal.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Related Posts

Keys On Fire: Neil Daniels’ All Pens Blazing Volumes 1 & 2

“Rock ‘n’ roll is an attitude, it’s not a musical form of a strict sort. It’s a way of doing…

July 5, 2011
7
0

I Am Ozzy > Mustaine

Humble beginnings. Family hardships. The kid that got picked on in class. Doubts. Music as a savior. Amazing luck. Front…

September 9, 2010
3
1

I Love Rock 'n' Roll: Joan Jett, the book

In my first post on HardRockChick.com, I told the story about how ‘I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll’ was the first…

April 4, 2010
2
0

WTF? Marilyn Manson inspired books?

I received this headscratcher of a press release…really really bad. Just awful. This is not a promotion of these books-…

February 16, 2009
2
4

Nice NYT Article on Acrassicauda

It was nice to read that Acrassicauda, the band featured in the documentary Heavy Metal in Baghdad, is living their…

February 3, 2009
< 1
1

Upcoming Hip Hop Act Asher Roth's Bassist Helped Subdue Bomb Scare on Plane to LAX

Wow, what an interesting story. Asher Roth, who has been named one of MTV’s MCs to Watch in 2009, will…

January 8, 2009
< 1
0

Stooges Guitarist Ron Asheton Found Dead

Stooges Reunion 2007 Warfield Poster Yesterday morning brought sad news to the rock community, as Ron Asheton, guitarist and bassist…

January 7, 2009
< 1
0

NYT Article: Songs From the Heart of a Marketing Plan

The New York Times recently featured an article discussing music licensing, and its potential effects on the creative process of…

December 31, 2008
< 1
0

Nine Inch Nails used in "auditory assault" on Guantanamo Bay prisoners

This is messed up on so many levels. Is this seriously some laid off music exec’s job- to pick out…

December 10, 2008
5
0

Rockers react to Obama win…and then Chris Cornell reacts to himself

from blabbermouth: Several rock and metal musicians were quick to hail Barack Obama’s election victory as a boost for the…

November 5, 2008
2
3