Erykah Badu Says Rap’s Losing Edge

A few days ago, Erykah Badu vented via her Twitter account about hip-hop sounding like techno music lately. UGC complied Fatbellybella’s tweets into the two paragraphs below.

How y’all gone stand by and let our music turn into pop techno cornball ass music. We don’t own our music no more. Come to think of it, did we EVER own it? when I say own our music , I’m not talkin bout the artist I’m talkin bout the people … let me be quiet. I wanna hear from the young people? easy for me to complain about this techno-pop cause i have a taste for something else. but how do u feel? These rappers ought to be shame of they damn selves, I’m talkin bout the mc’ s rappin over this pop techno music. I believe in pimpin the system but got DAMN! not like this.

#pop-technosongs. I like the idea of no distinction in race when it comes 2 music, but SOULkeepers, U dont give up the boom bip and the hump 4 the payday. I love house and techno as a side dish .But now it’s served as the main course AND that’s ALL u gone get. like chittlins in the back house. I love music PERIOD. just not ready to say goodbye to the boom bip and the hump .. kinda painful for my generation to see. just strange 2me. Yes, no1 wants 2B poor again. artist have2 sacrifice integrity of the music sometimes 2 make ends meet. this is understood.but gotDAMN now. if you’ve never tasted good p*ssy your satisfied with ass hole. (that’s terrible ain’t it .) lol

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  • flawda

    Shots fired at Flo Ridah and BoB, corny ass niggas!

  • Bill Clinton

    if that includes waka floka/gucci mane then she’s right

  • GTFO

    Flo-Ridah needs to go ASAP…

  • herbsaac

    so true.. rappers go where the money is.. and if its foreign euro tech non sense.. thats what they do.. dr, dre.. kanye west(ever since hs been called a gayfish dude makes wuestionable decision after decision but still comes with that heat and im torn.. and 50 cent.. and all the new acts just start out like that.. true wisdom from ms. badu.. soon eminem and nas will on this path and we’ll know shits fucked up

  • dashing

    Doubt that this is B.O.B. He’s not doing house/techno. He’s actually creative musically and doing R&B/rock/hip hop hybrid.

    50s new joint with Far East on the other hand…

    Flo Rida, LMFAO, Black Eyed Peas, Akon she’s looking at you.

  • mac DIESEL

    COSIGN!!!!! CO-MUTHAFUCKIN’ SIGN!!!!THE TRUTH HURTS!!!! U COCK SUCKIN’ SELLOUTS!!!! HA!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • Mr. October

    In a month she’ll be featured on a song with whoever she’s talking about and it’ll have that techno sound

  • HAHAHAHA

    AMEN Badu. You have homedude talking about justin bieber sounding like B.I.G. , ain’t that a b*tch

  • http://www.1200squad.com kidpotential

    kinda funny considering the whole common thing…

  • B.Dot

    ^
    Ha!

  • B Serious

    Yeah. The formula works, look at iTunes top downloads 3 chord pop. It’s OK… Until every single record is lime that. I winder when dubstep isgoing to hit. We used to influence music worldwide, now Europe is putting their influence in…ever since West did Stronger

  • Yousef

    About time someone said something!!!

  • ZoomZoom

    BITCH YOU SUCK AND UR NOT RELEVANT, NEXT THING YOU KNOW SHES GONNA PICK BEEF WITH nICKI MINAJ, AND NICKI WILL DESTROY THIS WACK RAP BITCH…

  • really stop the BS

    Miss Erykah Badu speaks the truth. Hip hop has lost its way because the fans are more concerned about an artists’ WEALTH than they are about the INTEGRITY of an artist’s music. The artists are just fucking chasing the radio money instead of LONGEVITY and RESPECT which by the way will get you the money because you will be around to REAP the benefits of your investment=QUALTY MUSIC with SUBSTANCE!

  • rrahha

    “kinda funny considering the whole common thing…”
    ^
    Hahahaha!!!

    I blame white people. And these rappers/companies catering the music towards white people….Just being real….

    As mac DIESEL says…DON’T HATE MY OPINION…but think about it.

  • ethug

    i don’t care if niggas start spitting on folk music beats. if it’s quality music it’s quality music. broaden your mind. HOV said it best ‘it’s all about progression’.

  • dat k00n nigga

    this crazy bitch is right

  • CapricornReligion

    “If you’ve never tasted good p*ssy your satisfied with ass hole”… All jokes aside Miss Badu has a point… BUT… Its all about moving Forward as well.. Now, I like B.O.B he has Talent and will be around for awhile, along with several others.. But some of these other people.. JUST DONT GIVE A FUCK.. I respect that fact that your getting your Money and doing your thing, No doubt about it.. But, you also have to worry about the Culture.. Rock music had the Throne for awhile. Who would of thought that years later, it would get knocked off by Rap… And as far as The Edge goes, Thats been gone for awhile now… Some people have sparks of it but, its not what it use to be…. But bottom line.. It is what it is… Rap is now in the Pop Culture… This was bound to happen… Will it change back? Honestly I dont know….. Art has one Color now….and thats GREEN

  • @ College Park GA

    @zoom zoom

    U a real b*tch!! Keep yo dumb a$$ comments for facebook. Badu spoke all facts and truth
    d!ckheads like u r the reason y rap is gay now!

  • really stop the BS

    @ethug…progression does not always mean positive. Autotune was considered progression in hip hop and look what HOV had to say about that “Death Of Autotune!” If it was all about progression then why make the song “DOA!” This techno/dance sound is the same as autotune!

  • Mr. A From Tha T

    Fuck! Blame homo ass jersey shore, everybody fuckin wants to donkey fuck party like them, and the radio tdays basicly the fuckin soundrack to it, so the record lables gonna push the shit out of it, talkin bout kung po chicken movement, flo had some cool shit but its over the top pop, lets face it ush’s last joint was one of those lable pushes too,and if its got pitbull on it, just forget it.

  • Wacka Flocka Wayne

    She needs to shut the fuck up with her old ass ….Let the new Generation do this shit ..u had ur time now let us the young peeps do it …i do agree that there are some fucked up things but if thats how they wana do it..fine its there loss u just do u and keep it movin and stop worrying bout someone elses shit ….she over there lookin like a owl on crack lol

  • ZoomZoom

    ALL Y’ALL BELIEVING YOUR LITTLE GAY BORING RAP IS COMING BACK HAVE A BETTER CHANCE IN BELIEVING SANTA CLAUSE IS REAL…

    (IM BLACK BUT WHY ARE Y’ALL BLAMING WHITES FOR BUYING MUSIC YOU DONT LIKE? HOW ABOUT Y’ALL BUY THE THING YOU CALL “REAL HIP HOP” ??? WHY ARE THE SALES SO WEAK?

  • http://myspace.com/crooksda1 Crooks

    The same applies to all of these corny ass rappers doing songs with guys like Justin Bieber. It boggles me, do they do it because they truly feel he’s talented or because of his mass appeal?

    Please visit myspace.com/crooksda1 or visit Crooksda1’s Youtube page. Thank You in advance!

  • Haters are annoying–> Android, Mac Weasel, Lucas and others

    i gues i agree but who is she talking about thats what i wanna know lol

  • Haters are annoying–> Android, Mac Weasel, Lucas and others

    i agree *flo rida* is the worst lol

  • DARKAQUA

    WELL SHE CAN GET ALL HER BABYDADDIES AND EX-BOYFRIENDS TOGETHER AND FORM A ANTI-TECHNO IN HIP HOP COMMITEE….

  • QUEENZ

    Thank you Erykah for saying this. We want that old thing back!

  • GTFO

    Im Black and im sorry to say that the mojority of Black people don’t go to concerts and they don’t buy music. All they know how to do is pass judgement on the internet.

    So the artists has no choice but to cater to both sides.

  • Word

    Thank you Badu. She nailed it and she not saying don’t listen to pop for you sensitive ass niggas, she saying rap is too soft and y’all niggas mixing elements with rap that shouldn’t be mixed. I cosign this 100%. This shit gonna get 100 comment

  • mac DIESEL

    @ GTFO

    IT GOT LESS TO DO WIT RACE AND MORE TO DO WIT THE TECHNOLOGY AND ECONOMICS!!!!
    AND MAYBE…JUST MAYBE HIP HOP MUSIC JUST FUCKIN’ SUCKS RIGHT NOW AND BLACKS AIN’T SUPPORTIN’ THAT SHIT!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • http://errolgames.com Errol

    That Alors on Dance track with Kanye West is the shit #ImJustSayin

  • Certifiedone

    How you gonna blame white people for this? Lmao it’s much easier to blame white folks huh? Yeah let me tell you, white people like Flo-rida, T-pain, Cali Swag District, Soulja Boy, Raekwon(Sorry dude but that shit with Justin ruined your ass), damn all those crackers ruining hip hop. Bahaha.

  • Nina

    I’m sorry, but a chick with 3 baby daddies needs to not be on a soap box. I don’t care what the issue.

    Hip Hop has been pop music for the last decade. There’s nothing new about this. Erykah needs to light some inscense and shut the hell up. Lol like seriously?

  • Word

    ^^

    Last decade? Early 2000s hip hop was cool. Hip Hop became fully pop music in 2008 when Wayne released that auto tune pop shit “Lollipop” Then every body started using auto tune and them pop.beats cuz it helped Wayne sell a mil first week.

  • Thank Me Hater

    She misses a certain type of sound and that’s understandable….but rap can’t be put in a box like other genres of music. That’s what I love abt rap. U can’t put rap in a box because its universal and these artists and fans try to do that

  • come on people

    Erykah has more white fans at her concert than black fans…she is not making this a RACE issue. This is probably why hip hop is in the toilet because they have some simple minded consumers. Techno is just not a white thing but it sure does suck mixed with hip hop and that is what Ms. Badu is trying to clarify for you people who don’t understand! Hip hop has lost its essence and until it is brought back it will remain dead!

  • GTFO

    @mac DIESEL I’ve been going to concerts since ’98 “real hiphop era for some”.

    We lack representation at the venues, even when Hip Hop was Hip Hop.

  • Thank Me Hater

    @mac diesel I keep saying that black people don’t support their own and then have the audacity to complain abt the music. On the other hand they may not support it because its not good. That’s a tough one. White people may be the only ones actually buying the rap music the majority of the time

  • Lioness

    @Wacka Flocka Wayne <– ur name says is all…u dont know quiality music. NEXT!

  • Lioness

    quality*

  • Realniggashit

    I think she talking about fif but whatever i love Badu always have always will i stay woke :)

  • http://errolgames.com Errol

    @GTFO
    Aren’t we the ones selling out the arenas that people of all races are going to? Sure the crowd is going to be mostly white, but white women are the ones that primarily buy music. Why you think the last 2 #1 albums have been country albums and Waka Flocka Flame sells 37,000

  • Mr. October

    In my opinion hip hop music today lacks realism. It’s become way too shallow and superficial. Nobody is telling a story anymore,nobody is talking abt personal problems. The best representation for non superficial hip hop right now is a white boy which is strange considering the origins of hip hop. Pigs are flying high

  • AnuKiNSkywalker

    its called play the radio bullshit down your throat, at 1st your like this shit is wack!!!!! then they play it so much after awhile the radio just convinced you into thinking the song is hot. I’m still gonna be me reguardless what ppl say at the end of the day thier are tru hip hop fans , just gotta reach out to them.

  • pissed

    .TRUTH.

  • remember

    @anukinskywalker perfect example of that is Drake

  • Pete B

    Shit I’m torn on this. I agree and disagree with Badu. As a hip hop fan it annoys me to hear so many dance hip hop tunes. Shit even R&B artists are heading that route….why Ne-Yo? Why?

    The problem is though I see it from an artists point of view too. There comes a point where keepin it real goes wrong and won’t get you paid.

    Radio just won’t play real hip hop and you got make tracks that will make some money and get radio play. I can’t hate on the hustle. The real problem is Radio and music execs who just won’t back hip hop the way they should.

    So I can see why an artist would ‘Sell out’. I’d rather be paid and get laid than be ‘real’ with a broke deal :-/

  • AnuKiNSkywalker

    oh yeah anybody body got a problem see me at http://www.youtube.com/anukinskywalker we can battle it out if you think you can rap. Fake lil niggas running around following the industry ‘s every move, if they made seem like its cool to be gay zoom and these other niggas would be gay.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWomna0Q_1A

  • AnuKiNSkywalker
  • GTFO

    @Errol I love that everyone is at the show, matter of fact i have more fun. But I feel that some can’t complain when they don’t support their favorite artists.

  • Downgraded To Human

    Eminem and that wack ass song with Rihanna

  • Android

    Erykah! Y dont u start the revolution, by withholding that pussy till Jay Elec puts act II out?

    This fad will end soon. Just 3yrs ago we were snapping our lives away. Thats dead! Then a yr l8er we’re swaggin out, autotuning. D.O.A, and then in 09 hiphop hit a new low. ’10 were into a euro/techno fad.
    I think this goes out to flo-rida, YM, B.o.B(need proof, turn up magic), pitbull, DRAKE, Nicki nd others.

  • mac DIESEL

    @ Thank Me Hater

    SHE AIN’T PUTTIN’ RAP IN A BOX!!!! ALL SHE SAYIN’ IS WHERE IS THE ESSENCE OF HIP HOP!!!! ROCK ARTISTS HAVE USED SOME RAP (LINKIN PARK, RATM) IN THEIR MUSIC BUT THE CORE IS STILL ROCK MUSIC!!!! THAT’S WHY SHE SAID TECHNO/POP SHOULD BE THE “SIDE DISH” AND NOT THE MAIN COURSE!!!! THERE’S NO CREATIVITY IN HIP-HOP BECAUSE THERE’S A LACK OF TALENT!!!! BUT THERE’S NOTHIN’ WRONG WIT BLENDIN’ OTHER GENRES OF MUSIC!!!! BUT JUST DON’T FORGET HIP-HOP!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • AnuKiNSkywalker

    click on those links you faggots ass niggas you would dare to even challenge matter of fact you would go and grab your pen and pad then bite my shit and try to dumb it down,LETS GET 1 THING STRAIGHT NIGGAS WASN’T TALKING ABOUT ALIENS AND SPACESHIPS IN 2005 I’VE BEEN ON THAT ,RAPSPACE.TV NOW ITS RAPSPACE.NET ALL OF A SUDDEN ALL MY RAPS ON THAT SITE JUST VANISHED . THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN NIGGAS IS ALIENS , I MADE A SONG CALLED HIGHER BEING BEFORE BLUEPRINT THEN NIGGAS IS LIKE I’M HIGHER THATN YOU AND MAD BITING A NIGGAS SHIT. SO ZOOM AND OTHER NIGGAS FILLED WITH THE DEVIL YOU CAN SHUT THE FUK UP YOU TO GAY SUKING YM’S DICK THEM NIGGAS DON’T EVEN CARE ON HOW YOU FEEL. MOST OF THESE RAP DUDES SELL OUT CUZ NUMBER1 FAMILY ,KIDS, BUT EVERYBODY WANTS TO BE A GANGSTER ,BUT AT THE END OF EVERY GANGSTER MOVIE NIGGAS ALLWAYS SNITCH AT THE END AS FAR AS TRUE STORIES,SO FOR YOUNGE CATS SAYING ITS COOL TO SELL OUT HIP HOP ,TELLS YOU THEY HAD NO FAHTHER FIRGURE IN THEY LIFE AND ALL THEY KNOW IS TO BE A WHORE LIKE THEY MOMS.(NO DISRESPECT TO REAL WOMEN)GO FROM HOUSE TO HOUSE NO STABLE PLACE TO STAND OR LAY ON. I’M NOT SAYING ITS COOL TO RAP ABOUT GUNS AND DRUGS EITHER ,BUT DAM WERE THE SKILLS AT? SHOUTS TO LUPE,NAS,JIGGA,J.COLE,EM,KRS-1,IMMORTAL TECH,SCARFACE,KANYE ONLY WHEN HE RAPS THOUGH, SHOUTS TO ANDREE 3000,COMMON,DR.DRE, PLZ DON’T SELL YOUTH DEATH THESE YOUNGE NIGGAS LOSING THEY MIND.AND IF I DIDN’T SAY YOUR NAME BECAUSE YOU MISLEADING MY FUTURE GENERATIONS INTO SELF DESTRUCTION.

  • rock

    no disrespect but stfu and tell your hubby to release some real rap then. shit.

  • mac DIESEL

    @ GTFO

    I’VE BEEN TO CONCERTS/ SHOWS OF HIP HOP ARTISTS @ ’98 AND I DID BLACK SUPPORT FOR ARTISTS!!!! MAYBE IT’S WHERE U LIVE AND WHERE I LIVE I GUESS!!!! DEMOGRAPHICS PLAYS A ROLE IN THE LACK OF SUPPORT FOR RAP ARTISTS!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • mac DIESEL

    *SEE*

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • GTFO

    @GTFO I live in NYC and I go to both small underground spots and big venues. It’s a mystery i guess.

  • GTFO

    I meant @mac DIESEL.. Ha.

  • Curtis75Black

    That’s her opinion and she has the right to feel that way. I still buy music so what she stated, don’t mean much to me. I appreciate all types of flows, subjects and styles from Hip Hop. I support the best and most diverse of the essence, not just the Hottest that’s “Played” on Radio and BET. I could give a fuck what websites Push or don’t push, saying so and so is the shit because they’re getting paid to do so !! There’s so much good music that niggas don’t want to buy because in the back of their mind, they’re on that Mainstream, everyone likes it, it’s selling so it must be hot, It’s Jay-Z shit !! Fuck that !! Have your own mind.

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  • Coolin

    She’s right, but there’s still a lot of good stuff out there. It’s just underground. Maybe if she did some songs with people like Term, Skyzoo, etc, it would help propel them…but ohhh wait they don’t do “pop-techno” so they don’t have the money to pay for her to feature. See how that works?

  • jdot

    Name names.

  • http://www.myspace.com/inzite damm

    ppppppffffffff go rap wth ricky ross

  • http://youtube.com/eniyi04 Niyemortal

    Raps not losing edge because of the genre crossing (Hello? Rock This Way with Aerosmith/Run DMC anyone?)

    Rap’s losing edge because the radio isnt playing the different types, their not playing the underground, stupid labels are not promoting their artists the way they should. J.Cole signed to Roc Nation and has been dropping a lot of “edgy and real Hip-hop” and he’s still not getting promoted right. Willow Smith sings a crap song on a Monday and gets signed to the Nation that night and from that day til now, they keep playing it over and over. Only reason why you’re hearing J.Cole now is because he’s featured on a R&B track (miguel – all i want is you)

    SMH its not artists, its the industry! If BET wont put out real artists in the advertising but let Antoine dodson perform at your awards show, Something is muthafucking wrong with the Execs, not the people or the aritsts. Ms. Badu, i humbly disagree with you.

  • K GRIZZLY

    Hip Hop/Rap being heading in that direction clearly she just seen it but she right but folks dont have to change with the times just take some influence from the techno and mix it with your style hip hop/rap dont have to change it still can remian ruff rugged and raw with a blend off smooth techno flip you dont have to go fully techno.

  • D

    Co-sign!

  • AnuKiNSkywalker

    FUKING IDOTS SO IF THE INDUSTRY MADE IT OK TO BE A MALE GAY RAPPER , ALOT OF THESE WEAK MINDED NIGGAS WOULD TURN GAY.

  • Shawn

    The Boom Boom Bap is still in effect and very real.
    I’m confused… We all say.. “Fuck the labels, record sales don’t mean shit”. We say “Fuck commercial hip hop”.. But then when you those people to define the culture in out arguments..
    Here’s and idea, instead using valuable airtime to bitch about hip hops direction, how about you recommend some artist and places where this “real” sound can be heard and felt?
    Use your spotlight to shine a hungry cat embodying what you want Hip Hop to represent.

    Here’s a dirty little secret… There would be like 5 dudes rapping for real if there was no money to be made from this shit. Commercial Rap is a nothing more than an avenue on the road to “getting paper”. A way these Dudes that ain’t really built for the streets can “live” the life of their hero’s.. Like Big Meech and Larry Hoover.
    The game has been whore for about 17yrs now.. Either fuck her or don’t. You think these niggas give a fuck about this culture?? Half these rappers don’t web have DJ’s!! The fucking Alpha and Omega of this..
    I’m ramblin’ now so I’m getting off my soapbox..

  • AnuKiNSkywalker

    JUST TO MAKE MONEY
    GET LOOK GAY ACT GAY GET MONAYYYY

  • AnuKiNSkywalker

    GET IT ? LOOK GAY ACT GAY GET MONAYYYY

  • AnuKiNSkywalker

    MOST PPL IN SHOW BIZNESS HAS TO DO SOMETHING IN THERE CAREER WERE THEY HAVE TO DO SOMETHING GAY LIKE WERE A DRESS OR KISS A GROWN MAN ON THE LIPPS OR TELL THE PUBLIC YOU A LESBIAN GAY IS THE WAY TO GO TO SELL RECORDS AND TECHNO IS IN THE GAY SECTION.

  • ethug

    this dude AnuKiNSkywalker is the epitome of ignorance. enjoy your ‘space rap’ fam. go punch cudders or something. to each his own tho i guess. if a rapper came thru and blazed beats like jay, nas, pac and biggie combined but in his spare time he enjoyed man ass so be it. as long as he aint spittin bout spittin/swallowin im not worried.

  • AnuKiNSkywalker

    @ethug you gotta to understand though,some things in this universe are priceless not meant to be sold, thats like saying if an evil person paid me 1 billion doolars to nuke new york would you do it know what kind of damage it can do to family and love ones, you forget that a main part of record sales come from kids who have no fahter figure , so moms is more gullable to copp thses albums for kids coming up or let them watch vids etc.yeah i’m ahead of my time nigga , i’ll create more shit ,i can even create a ryme for you if you rap , just ired of the selling out niggas doing artist and companys are not just selling out for money thier also selling out the youth .

  • AnuKiNSkywalker

    ethug you probaly can’t rap so enjoy my space rap? were your rymes at? put up a link let me see so I can make you go back to the pen and pad. What i touch a nerve ? you probaly one of those industry dudes. sit down

  • HooKraZe

    She’s right. And the funny thing is, they don’t like the “New Rap” in most of Europe because it sounds like techno, which is really big over there. They know this “New Rap” is corny ass music. They love that BOOM-BAP!!! Now you got bammas talkin about they don’t have to write rhymes (wacka – the boy even put WACK in his name, it aint a secret)???? WTF???

    Hip Hop is the VOICE of our people. If you aint saying nothing, then what’s the point?

    HIP HOP WILL NEVER DIE!!!!!

    By the way… Check out my man Konshens New single “Addiction” available now on iTunes and any of your favorite download sites DC Representing HIP HOP!
    http://www.konshens.com

  • Citylivin’

    “Niggas want my old shit, buy my old albums.” – Jay-Z
    “Niggas stuck on stupid, i gotta keep it moving” – Jay-Z

    …….^^^that’s basically the mentality u gotta live by now, like it or not. I definitely don’t like it but oh well *Yeezy Shrug*……y’all niggas better go back to your “Illmatic’s” and “SouthernPlayalistics” shit that’s what i’m doin.

  • ethug

    @AnuKiNSkywalker a. yes i am an industry cat (you mad that you aren’t admit it) b. I do rap but i’m not putting my shit on the internet for free… not yet. i have this little thing called a Bachelor’s in Marketing and I will not be giving away my product without being able to track the ROI and make sure I get paid off it. as to your post about selling out, i’m not sure what you were trying to accomplish but it pretty much sured up my stance on you being ignorant.

    @citylivin’ got the correct idea. play your own shit if you’re not fucking with the radio. thats why ipods are such an amazing invention.

  • AnuKiNSkywalker

    @ethug come on man why so touchy, no i’m not mad cuz i’m not industry, and truthfully thats a tough choice to make thses days , give up things in your life so you can put this image wich goes against everything you stand for. You sound like a bizness mided fellow check me out http://www.youtube.com/anukinskywalker maybe we can work something out .

  • AnuKiNSkywalker

    check all my uploads in my favorites are alot of beatmakers who are willing to work with me , Like i said I’m god scent for the fact I create ,so that would be 1 way to follow his footsteps create.I hold amzing ideas I got a whole game plan that would sell lile a mfr.

  • AnuKiNSkywalker

    also its not just about the money its also about molding your countrys future into sucess, these kids that listen to this music might run our country 1 day so you gotta lead thjem in a right direction everthing else is fiction like a movie.HIP HOP IN USA CAN HELP BRING BACK THIS COUNTRY TO WERE IT USE TO BE PLZ DON’T SELL OUT, AND DON’T BE GAY LIKE SOME RAPPERS MOVIE STARS AND POLITICIANS.

  • AnuKiNSkywalker

    @ i wake the fuk up!

  • Ronnie-Moe

    I think she must have heard that new Nelly song…….

  • nonfixion

    She’s right but it’s all about money

    Diddy, BOB, Kanye, Rihanna, Drake, Nicki, Kid Kudi, Kelly Rowland, BEP, Kelis, & Swizz beat too THEY ARE FRAUD, STOP DICKRIDIN WHITE FOLKS

  • HooKraZe

    It’s us against the machine… I look at the posts on here and I’m laughing and shaking my head at the same time. Some very wise and true words are being spoken. I can feel the anger, frustration and disappointment from some. And I also see the sheer ignorance from others. Real shit.

    Y’all, this shit is deeper than rap/ hip hop. It’s about the destruction of a people… Take a look around… Seriously… Some of y’all need to step out your box and evaluate EVERYTHING, including YOURSELF! I know, I know… It may be too deep for some minds to fathom, but the fact is fact.

    Why settle for less when there’s so much more out here? Why just say fuck it, it what it is? If you don’t like something, either ignore it or CHANGE IT! If you have the “Fuck it” mentality, then that’s just a weak & fragile mentality in my opinion. GOD gave the vast majority of us something located between our two ears. It’s called a brain. My suggestion… USE IT and USE IT WISELY!

    The war is against you!

    Peace,

    HooKraZe?

  • iam2smooth

    cosign @msBadu!

  • original will

    like somebody said she says that now but watch she be on one of them songs in a couple of months these artist run they mout and dowhat they preach against member 50 clownign Kanyes World Music now this nigga is doing boom boom pow remix and that Ester dean joint he had you know I really dont fucc with the techno shit but at the end of the day its your hard earned money dont let anybody judge what you do with it So what makes her opinion good enough to change your taste becuz she dated common or becuz she’s on that other side of the lane of RnB fucc Erykah badu and anybody like her if thats what you kids Like then listen to it Its seems as if the parents have changed from you why are you listening to NWA to WHy are you Listening to Soula Boy and Roscoe Dash

    if you want to get at somebody get at the fans who have been on the decline of purchasing that kind of music but how the fucc you going to blame a person who dont buy the music becuz they dont listen to it

    My Little 14 yr old bro loves that jerk movement and we listen to that shit in the car when i get him from practice Im not going to sit up there and tell him his music is stupid becuz its the same thing when my parents was telling me Ludacris Word of Mouf was stupid and the same thing when their Parents was telling them that NWA was stupid and the same thing that their parents was telling them Little Richard and Muddy waters was stupid we need to stop that fuccing cycle you dont like the music dont listen to it end of story

  • yupp

    this is like the first written shot,things will be changing soon

  • original will

    see its easy to say fucc the person telling you what to listen or telling what to do when that person is a suit but what she is doing is no different

    then also you should embrace hiphop getting in that techno lane I mean you can now expect techno artist wanting to get a rapper on a joint now as a feature i mean we are at the point in hiphop where it would no longer surprise you to see a rapper on a country joint or a pop joint or a RnB joint hell even a rock joint hell even a Gospel record but now you can start expecting rhymes over Techno Beats too I mean imagine somebody getting on that Moby Natural blues Beat and My friend just Told that Big Sean Rollin’ is a techno Beat and the shit goes like its not that the rap she knows is becoming extinct its just now that Rap is getting bigger and bigger to where its going to get plays on different radio station other than Hiphop and you should appreciate not label it bullshit

    Sidenote: If Cee-loo green qualifies as techno i fux with that shit

  • BLACK 777

    White people are f*cking up the water, land, air, education, sexual preferences, genders, religion, law, economics, entertainment, culture, politics, ecosystems, food, social and sexual relationships, race relations, technology, God and now F*CKING HIP HOP !!!!

    So don’t get mad if I strongly dislike white people

  • Tom

    Got say i totally agree! Hip hop has been damaged by this type of crap! I had a massive arguement with a guy recently who tried to convince me that drummer boy was a better and more talented producer then jay dee and 9th, if that doesn say something i dont know what does. The
    architects of this great sound have been forgotten and we have been left with commercial rubbish.
    I got into hiphop because it was an expression and had real meaning, lyrically and sound wise unlike so much of the generic pop crap that is played out now a days. I grew up listening to her and many other greats but now i speak to kids and none of them seem to know what real hiphop is it all crap where have all the real lyricists and producers gone!!! There are still many great pioneers out there, and i thank them for the music they give us, but it is so sad to see the state of hiphop culture today

  • Tom

    @black777 not necessary! White people aint the cause of all those things, don’t be so ignorant!!! Man kind, greed and materialistic wealth have caused all your issues, and they relate to all races, creeds and colors! The simple fact is that hiphop has become damaged because people aren educated with music any more. I was brought up listening to Stevie Wonder, Al Green, Curtis Mayfield, Ray Charles,Gill Scott and an endless list of real artists. This gave me an understanding and appreciation of real music which led me to start listening to artist such as tribe, SV, the roots, common, J5, jill scott, dilla, Guru, KRS One, pete rock…..you get the picture. oh by the way im white

  • Belize

    Hip-Hop is goin down the toilet. No doubt there. As long as Small Gayne, Onika, the whole Cash Money crew, Nelly, whole “Dream Team or Sumpreme Team or whatever the fuck they callin themselves now, and numerous other cock phonies are alive, this will be so. Even if they weren’t it would.
    But Erykah, Shut the Fuck up!!!! Honestly, u is a R&B singer. Rap is NOT your “music” or your business. Until I hear you freestyle and hear about your upbringing shut up. No one gives a flying shit about your useless opinion.

  • Bizarro1

    YEA!! LEt Em Kno!!!!! Haha!!!!!

  • Drucifer

    LOL @ Erykah Badu, I’m not even a fan of hers but she on point like a mutherfukker

  • http://theurbancnn.blogspot.com MrUrbanCNN

    She’s saying some true things but she needs to realize that hip hop isn’t the same. Nothing stays the same forever

  • Drucifer

    @Mrurbancnn

    True, but not every change is a good one.

  • America is dead

    Sounds like somebody does not like to get fucked in her ass! LOL

  • AnuKiNSkywalker
  • http://soundcloud.com/dubble-o dubb

    im lookin at pretty much anyone i see on tv these days (jay z n lil wayne for example)ther not pimpin a system they are gettin pimped,fuckin puppets, lets start takin the music bac.

  • budgefkuhgewf

    I can’t respect someone who already admits selling out to make money.

  • no1

    Its simple: when u go to work, u have to dress and carry yourself in a manner that will be pleasing to the powers that be. This ensures that u continue to receive a paycheck.

    If ur in music and u can’t afford to make the boom bip, then u will have to cater to the ppl who are actually buying music these days. Thus, techno influenced hip hop may be the best route to travel for you.

    Yes, it may not match with what the traditional hip hop fan wants to hear, but, it will help u make ends meet.

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  • D

    dance music has always been popular, look back over the past 40, 50 years, even longer than that. people like to dance. back in the ’90s (the “Golden Age” of hiphop) when I was growing up, we all liked native tongues, all that stuff but the shit that was popular was dance music. remember “men without hats”, C+C factory, that was the popular stuff.

    good rap is out there, you just have to dig, just like always. in fact you always have to dig for good music, thats what makes it so fun. who wants to listen to the same shit that weirdos in the midwest listen to.

  • http://www.tagged.com/pienman pienman

    speak on ms. badu… indeed she killed it being honest for the non-believers

  • PimpBoy

    BADU SHUT UP…..The only reason why you are still semi relevant is because your last video and people realized you had a fat butt. You just mad Jay Electronica aint selling sh*t……..mad b*tch.

  • D

    This lady should go sit somewhere quietly and be remembered as a lady with real soul. Not coming out here and talking sh!t then forgotten as someone with such a closed mind. I’m so ashamed to read someone with so much influence would think like this.