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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

whatever, whatever, whatever

Thank you to the scribes at Brooklyn Bodega for commenting on the "honor" Flash and the Furious Five received this week. It's time for Hip-Hop to stop settling for a place at the kids table.

We are not Rock N Roll. Let them 'do' them. We need to 'do' us.

And if it took the committee this long to recognize Grandmaster Flash as legendary then they don't know Hip-Hop and guess what...I don't expect them to. They are the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME.

When I was in college on the radio (WTJU, The Boom Bip Journey with the Incognito Journeyman #1 DJ Bolex in full effect) they did the same thing to me. Hip-Hop wasn't its own department just the step child of the rock department. Which meant 1/4 the staff, 1/4 the budget while being asked to maintain twice the level of popularity.

I am happy for Flash as this honor will do wonders for his legacy and his bank account but at the end of the day it is a slap in the face. And a wake up call for all of us carrying the flag.

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