Why is Ghetto good?
I've been watching m.t.v. all morning, and all i've seen are a bunch of rappers. They keep talking about the hood, and the ghetto, but my question is this: how many rappers of today are actually from the "ghetto"? I would say less than 25%. Hell, i'd say less than 10%. These damn middle class rappers are the thing that is ruining hip-hop. The thing is, I don't listen to rap. But growing up, I lived in the worst neighborhood in Denver. I know what it was like, and so I ask this: why do rappers need to be from a bad neighborhood to be a good rapper? Respect? Material? I don't know. But I feel insulted that these guys can just rap a few lines about the projects, and suddenly they're cool. And if they care so damn much about the ghetto, why don't they give back to it, like Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube?