Selector Bobby Strange

October 31, 2009

The Fate of Hip Hop

Filed under: Tracks,Trends — bobbystrange @ 3:37 pm

Much ink has been spilled over the fate of hip-hop in recent weeks.  I just finished an excellent dissertation by a friend in Chicago on the topic, and Sasha Frere-Jones contrasts Jay Z’s new record with the up and comer from the Midwest Freddie Gibbs – check a track off his mix tape below.   This  track is waaaaay laid back.  Another interesting piece in the Village Voice by Amy Linden uses Def Jam’s 25th anniversary as a jumping off point.

Freddie Gibbs – How I feel
http://media.libsyn.com/media/bobbystrange/08_How_I_Feel_w__D-Edge.mp3

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