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Tuesday, March 3, 2009


I was looking at some stuff on youtube last night when I couldn't sleep, and I found out about a new genre of music called Hipster rap--personally I think they should call it Hipster Hop--and it's really fresh.  In my personal, most likely discredited, opinion It's like Chris Brown (a parallel universe version that doesn't beat women) and Travis from Gym class heros joined forces with the Beastie Boys and N.E.R.D.    Maybe even a little Sugar Hill gang.  Maybe.
And they dress well.

Apparently one of the token attributes of Hipsters is irony, so this genre is completely formed around the concept of irony, even if it is unintentional.  I guess, I'm still new to hipster rap.
According to the video I was watching, The hipsters who make this their music of trade amp up the irony by  mixing the hipster style and attitude with the rapper image and apparently that equals irony.

Kids in the Hall
Cool Kids
Kid sister
pretty much anyone with the name "kid" in their name, as stated in this youtube infomercial.

1 comment:

Amy Doll said...

I can't keep up with kids these days.