Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Diddy Blames DJs For The Fall of Hip-Hop

Well, almost everybody knows who Puff Daddy is or Diddy Boppity Doo Di Doo La La or whatever he claims to be. Just recently in the news in MTV and HiphopDx.com, the Bad Boy head hancho himself put blame on DJs on why the state of Hip-Hop is where it is at now. This bad boy seems to be bitter or butt-chapped because maybe some kid did not press play on his last album.

This is what Diddy had to explain during an interview with MTV: "People have figured out the formula when they make records for radio, and DJs ain't DJs no more. DJs don't break records no more. DJs don't play album cuts. DJs play what is going to move the crowd. DJs, they don't expose you to the newness. That was the DJs' thing. Hip Hop is in a recession also. It's not dead, it's definitely way better than where it was at, as far as with 'Ye, T.I. and with Jeezy. It's so much great stuff out there, the responsibility has to come with the DJs."

This dude has gone mad! Plus he is also in the making of his new album and he will have (yes another) new sound. Just as rumored about his new approach to the autotune/vocoder bandwagon, he claims to do something "new & different" from everybody else with "electro hip-hop soul." Here is another remark from this brother:

"Right now, I'm working on my record, and it'll be out in the end of summer. It's feeling good. It's different. I'm creating a new sound. It doesn't sound like anybody else's stuff out there. With that comes a risk. I'm excited about the risk. I do have a beef a little bit with the game right now. I think Hip Hop has lost its risk-taking quality. Everybody goes to the comfort zone. It doesn't have that risk anymore. You're not like, 'What is that?' when you hear that record anymore."

Well, Mr. Combs, if you happen to read this let me tell you something. I am a DJ. Not just a regular DJ, but a DJ that spins and supports the true essence of Hip-Hop. I admit that there is a lot of lazy wanna-be DJ's out there. Including wack unknown ones or popular no-skilled DJs like Khaled. A lot of DJ's are just as bad as some rappers, labels, fans, and the media. Its the whole movement of the culture period. The majority are influenced by a whole different definition of "hip-hop." BUT there is no reason to be pointing fingers at the DJs alone for the sake of where hip-hop is at right now. Business cats like yourself are the ONE of the reasons hip-hop is dying in the mainstream. You talk just like the rest of them corporate demons.

Listen, Diddy, don't overlook the real culture of hip-hop and especially don't put blame on the foundation of it all. We are supposed to move a crowd just like a REAL emcee should and expose the crowd with not just "new" music, but with real music that has a positively-moving message. Diddy invested on this mainstream radio pop culture. Puffy, if you are really gonna do something new and different, why don't you get off T-Pain's lap and spit a real song like a real MC should while a DJ is cuttin' up the breaks. If changing hip-hop back to way it is supposed to be is your concern, then REALLY do something about it. Don't jump in the bandwagon like everyone else and then claim that you are not. Plus, in my opinion, hip-hop is not better than where it was. Sorry TI, Kanye or Jeezy ain't helpin' either.

And one more thing, Puff, if there is a risk to be known then that will be actually playing one of your records. Here is a suggestion for your new album's title, Press Stop, Then Eject.

Keep it real. Hip-Hop 101. God Bless.

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