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The final bullet to the proverbial head of Hip-Hop

This is a show that has managed to sneak in semi-under the radar. MTV has decided to take a little of Dancing With The Stars and mix it with American Idol and baked up a show called "Celebrity Rap Superstar". This is where they pair up a psudo-celebrity with a Hip-Hop artist and they are to perform songs weekly for a live audience. The audience then votes and the one with the lowest votes goes home. You know how it goes.

The psudo-celebrities include: blogarazzi Perez Hilton, Hef's own Kendra Wilkinson, rocker Sebastian Bach, Laguna Beach/The Hills rhythmically challenged Jason Wahler, K-Fed's baby-mama Shar Jackson, actress Countess Vaughn, actor Efren Ramirez, and former NFL star Jamal Anderson. Fabulous line up right? (Read with sarcasm). Well the sad thing is, they are paired up with some legitimate Hip-Hop artists. Jamal Anderson was paired up with Redman (they were the first to go). MC Lyte is working with Shar Jackson. The others include Warren G, Too Short, Bubba Sparxxx, Tone Loc, Bizarre from D12.

People what are you doing???? Why did you guys allow yourselves to participate in this minstrel show? I know that many are happy (including myself at times) about the commercial success and acclaim Hip-Hop has managed to gain over the years. However it's the same commercialization of the music that is killing it. (I would discuss that topic more ....but perhaps another time). This show is a joke. I am so saddened to see artist I hold substantial respect for allow their stock to fall by participating in this 'show'. I just hope that very few people watch this show so the execs at MTV have no reason to bring it back for another season.


Tony Stark said...

...Here lies Hip Hop, thanks alot MTV, white corporate America, Jermain Dupri & the city of Atlanta

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