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thelion1856
04-09-2006, 04:12 AM
Streetculture is growing rapidly in todays society on a worldwide level. Clothing, Music & Streetlife are becoming more mainstream. From clothing companies that made it from the underground to becoming leading competitors WORLDWIDE in 2006 (Bape & Stussy) to up and commers (The Hundreds, Supreme, Mishka & Mighty Healthy). It happened in music as well, look at artists like 50 Cent & Kanye West from unknown local jewels to now a disgusting mass media trademark. Even the graffitti artist is gaining a more mainstream corporate appeal.

What do u guys think of todays "Streetculture" and its ever growing into a "mass media mainstream" lifestyle? Is it good for the streetculture scene which was once underground now becoming more mainstream? Or is it an unavoidable scenario of the company or product growing larger than life.

Visionz
04-09-2006, 07:10 AM
I think its progress into the mainstream was unavoidable and is a double-edged sword. In one way it is good because if someone really yearns to find that good hip-hop, they are going to be educated and awakened to a world they may have otherwise never known that motivates them in the pursuit of truth. The down side to it, is that you have some that go and portray an image of a world they have never known, and don't understand. They become charicatures (sp?) of the artist they listen to, lying to themselves the whole time. I think the most important thing though is that even if the person started out frontin' they can be awakened to that real hip-hop and progress themselves from their current situation. Sometime the hip-pop can be enough to put them on a path to real knowledge. And the more people that get on that path the better.