Be What You Wanna Be
Hip-hop nation conquers Burque
By August March
As hip-hop evolved, the form consistently balanced its revolutionary incursion into American music between self-conscious narcissism and culturally conscious criticism. Throughout the evolution of this rocanrol-replacing genre there’s been an overall tendency to ignore hierarchy and let artistic freedom ring. This postmodern free-for-all has resulted in a plethora of sub-genres, diffuse influence and a hell of a lot of dancing.
This week's “Show Up!” examines how the hip-hop phenomenon has affected concert choices in Burque. The sound has also influenced other genres—especially EDM and rocanrol—available for local consumption and, in an overarching sense, seems to be taking the lead as the musical diversion of choice all over our humble burg.
Much like rocanrol or jazz—and just in time for our yearly Best of Burque Restaurants issue—hip-hop comes in a variety of flavors that are constantly in flux, evolving and being taken apart and rebuilt daily as each next generation or subculture comes into contact with it and begins making their own freaky-styley songs
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