Joined: 25 Feb 2007
Location: Kay madan Bruno
|Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:09 pm Post subject:
|We should understand that Creole Hip Hop is never going to be embraced by typical Compas fans, which is not a problem because that will stop the influence of the movement; furthermore, people should have the right to like whatever they desire. However, it’s problematic when some you are saying that the majority of Creole Hip Hop is garbage and unoriginal. To me, there’s as garbage in Creole hip hop as there is in Compas; Compas is as unoriginal as Creole hip-hop is. Compas was not Creole created from scratch. Compas is simply a slower version of Meringue and Salsa with a few added elements. And Compas artists and musician continue to steal other people’s music without giving credit and continue to follow trends that were not set by others…And the majority of people who are saying that Creole hip hop garbage are people who don’t even listen to Creole Hip hop or listen to very limited raps in Creole. How can you judge something you barely know?
Some say, “Why should I listen to Creole hip hop when I can listen to Jay’z, Nas, Kanye etc.”?
Well, are these rappers rapping about what’s going on in the Haitian community? Are they glorifying, humanizing, and promoting the Haitian culture?
Sky’z Da Limit, for example writes music that promotes progressive change and raise awareness in the Haitian community, music that promotes the message of hope in the Haitian community, now aren’t these positive things? When we asked a profound question like; “Ki yes ki responsab”, isn’t that courageous of us to do? When we challenge people to “met men”, isn’t that humane? When we envision of a “Nouvel Ayiti”, isn’t that a positive hope?
It’s understandable that some of you guys will never understand the meaning of these contents because you were born and raised here and never experienced or witnessed real poverty, injustice, killing, political violence, political decapitation, constant unrest and political turmoil in a country; however, people who grew up in our little corrupt land, Haiti, can understand the meaning of these songs. I think a lot of you are so out of touch because things are great for you; you’re in the wealthiest country in the world and you haven’t seen people suffering; you don’t have any extended families in Haiti that are poor….
I’m saying all that because struggle is what Creole Hip hop represents; the majority of Creole hip hop music is about what’s going on the Haitian community. Therefore, if someone cares about the Haitian community, he or she should appreciate and respect the movement. You don’t have to love it, but don’t bash it or boycott it. You don’t have to stop listening to your Compas, but stop making your unfit comparisons and belittling the Creole hip hop movement. If you want to be critical of Creole Hip-hop, be as critical to Compas or other genres.
But, I’m glad we’re having this discussion here on a Compas forum and it’s great to read the input of every one who participated…including my boy Dj Kreyol who asked some critical questions……
It's your boyyyyyyyy....lol...
OZ'MOSIS OF SKY'Z DA LIMIT (SDL)