I chanced upon someone else’s page and they brought up the issue of commercial rap, and how people assume that just because white people are buying your albums, you just gotta be commercial. Oh Man! There are so many ways to look at this, but I wanna use The Roots and their album “The Tipping Point” to illustrate my point. In this month’s issue of XXL, the group talks about how this album is more … sigh … what’s the word I’m looking for … commercial. No. More … average hip-hop listener friendly. The group wants more mainstream success. I can’t blame them … they got bills to pay. As ?uestlove said, “I’d rather have to deal with the embarrassment of someone questioning my artistic merit than with, ‘Why’s he moving back into his mom’s house?’”
I’m back! In a roundabout way, that is. In some ways, I never left Blogger. I just took an extended hiatus to the muddy waters of Xanga. But now, I’m back and, if I say so myself, with a much better blog. Don’t worry, though. I’m still on Xanga … for my personal thoughts. This is more experimental, for my more intelligent musings. Enjoy!