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There are 44 comments on the Newsday story from Jul 29, 2007, titled Review: Rock the Bells at Randalls Island. In it, Newsday reports that:

Sorry, haters, hip-hop isn't dead. It may be in trouble, dogged by ongoing attacks on its language and imagery in the wake of Don Imus' racist remarks, as well as a 33 percent drop-off in the genre's sales for ...

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StopBigotry

Astoria, NY

#43 Aug 6, 2007
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in fact it is the defacto language but 30 out of 50 doesnt make it official- and yes i passed judgement on you as you have in generalizing that all rap is repulsive. Dont listen to it and mind your own business because your opinion here doesnt matter.
violent by design- jedi minds baby!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you for your admission. Let's agree that 30/50 is not "official" but at least significant.

I never said all rap/hip hop is bad ... just that which uses inappropriate language, incites violance or hatred, or abuses woman or races. American music is charcaterized by jazz, blues, and many other forms - explore them and you will find beauty, as well as the protest against an overbearing society you seek ... much of which, BTW, I agree with. It is interesting to observe that the "revolutions" of the 60's against violence (John Lennon, Woodstock) have now turned to "violence by design". Can you make your objections to injustice known by other means?

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The Motherland

#44 Aug 7, 2007
StopBigotry wrote:
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Thank you for your admission. Let's agree that 30/50 is not "official" but at least significant.
I never said all rap/hip hop is bad ... just that which uses inappropriate language, incites violance or hatred, or abuses woman or races. American music is charcaterized by jazz, blues, and many other forms - explore them and you will find beauty, as well as the protest against an overbearing society you seek ... much of which, BTW, I agree with. It is interesting to observe that the "revolutions" of the 60's against violence (John Lennon, Woodstock) have now turned to "violence by design". Can you make your objections to injustice known by other means?
There is alot of hip hop that incites positive thinking, practical resoning, and awareness to things you have listed. ANd we all know there is alot of garbage on the airwave now But to critizie the genre alone is wrong- if you want to blame someone blame the corporations hiring these idiot rappers on radio they are the ones paying for thier success...
All that peace love and happines got pissed away by drug abuse and WAR. Thats where violent by design comes. After 1969 all the peace dwellers seesed to exist which in turn became the 70's a non stop drug bendor and homosexuality pandemic... who is to balme? NOT hip hop- maybe not the hip hop your aware of but my hip hop was the culture to point out all the hate, violence, abuse going on in society. Its not sugar coated like the sixties blinded by an acid trip - Now its living color, truth, and a struggle to survive a nation of laws. Laws that seem only to hurt thean help- America is the murder central of the world- thus VIOLENT BY DESIGN...
thomson

Ronkonkoma, NY

#46 Aug 9, 2007
GREATEST DAY F MY life rages opening with testify was the illest that show can never be topped ohh yea public enemy was great 2
Pyro

Alexandria, VA

#49 Sep 14, 2007
....oh and rage opened with gurilla Radio...

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