This article focuses on the role of the Hip Hop critic/ album reviewer. Its food for thought which I think still applies today.. is it about personal opinion or being a voice for a fan base who this album was intended for.. Does the reviewer need to judge piece of work from that viewpoint or at the very least acknowledge how a core audience is liking or disliking..?
HIP HOP AND IT'S CRITICS by Davey D Looks like Hip Hop artists are rearing their heads and speaking out about the type of ratings they have or have not received from various publications. In the latest edition of Lee Bailey's EUR Report[http://www.eurweb.com] where he interviews TheLost Boyz, they go off on publications like The Source Magazine. Here's an excerpt from that interview… "All these cats go out here and spend all this money to get a … Read More
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I never take someone’s opinion on music unless I know them personally, and I know we have the same taste in music…I don’t trust everybody’s taste…Some of my favorite albums have gotten bad reviews, then went on to become hits, or cult classics…