The unfortunate thing about hip hop is that we hear it, but don’t listen.
Hip hop usually involves artists who make their bananas based on the way they frame their style. Their verbal delivery is a massive part of the way the masses perceive the final message, and more often than not people really aren’t sure what is actually trying to be communicated. Their lyrical speed, the swagger of their inflection…it seems quite often the genre falls victim to the fact that the lead voice is frequently the most interesting instrument being played.
Contemplate quickly how many hip hop artists or rappers you could name if need be.
Now, contemplate their artistic stance. What’s their underlying message?
Sure, some just rhyme their way towards more bananas.
My guess, though, is that most of us really don’t digest the underlying motivation behind the words of artists who might deserve respect in that department, conventionally popular or not.