As we get ready to ring in 2013 and thousands of people prepare to lower their standards for the sake of one evening, I bring you a new feature here at brokencool. It's called 'Speak On It' and it's a semi-regular feature which is basically me, brokencool, ranting on a variety of topics. I'm just gonna let the keys fly here. These are just my thoughts people...just what I was feeling at the time.
I think I've figured out why Hip-Hop blogging is so wack. And yes, for the most part, it is wack. Here and there a few solid blogs creep through the mix but for the most part, wack reigns supreme. Hip-Hop blogging is the only form of blogging that demands no creativity or uniqueness from those that visit the blogs. I mean Eskay started posting every new thing a rapper sneezed on first and then hundreds and hundreds of others copied the formula and followed suit. 95% of Hip-Hop blogs are simply content aggregators with no writing abilities or unique ideas. I take pride in the fact that I've created mountains of original content on brokencool. No, it isn't easy to write long-form posts and take time with blog material (just ask Gotty who busts his ass for TSS). But is it really serving the culture to have spot after spot after spot posting the same new Fabolous freestyle? It's also not the best traffic strategy either (I won't get into that now...I'll save it for a later 'Speak On It'). Hip-Hop fans NEED to demand more from the blogs and websites in order to push the culture forward and create an engaging industry. And if you are just gonna post song after song like the next guy, at least be the first one like Eskay or cultivate new talent like DJBooth. I hate saying 'no shots', but no shots. I'm just trying to help y'all. Thank me later. 'Speak On It' is going to be edutainment for the masses and your new favorite feature.