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How accurate are the opinions of the IC to the opinions of the "Real World"?

MAKAVELI25MAKAVELI25 Posts: 5,595 ✭✭✭✭
edited July 2011 in The Reason
To consider the IC opinions in relation to those of non-IC members concerning the hip hop genre, we must first take in to account the extra effort it takes to actually become a poster in "The Reason". For instance, I am a fan of video games and shoes, but I would not take the extra effort required to join and post in a message board concerning Grand Theft Auto or Jordans. There's message boards about every subject in the world, from other genres of music, to porn, or even movie forums. Even for those of us who post exclusively in the GnS or Donkey, I'm assuming you came on AllHipHop for a Reason. This is not to say that we are smarter or choose better hip hop than the "mainstream"

1. Would you agree those of us who take the time to read up and post in "The Reason" (or any hip hop message boards) have a stronger affinity for hip hop than most other people?

2. If so, how does this affect the veracity of our opinions in comparison to the people in the "Real World"?

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  • MysticBoyMysticBoy Posts: 793 ✭✭
    edited July 2011
    1. Yes, to a certain extent.
    2. I think this depends on who you hang around. Some people I hang out with are too stubborn to pay attention anyone that isn't mainstream or popular. They're stuck in this mindset that says "If I ain't heard of it, it sucks", which, quite frankly, makes their opinion invalid in comparison to ours.
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  • MAKAVELI25MAKAVELI25 Posts: 5,595 ✭✭✭✭
    edited July 2011
    MysticBoy wrote: »
    1. Yes, to a certain extent.
    2. I think this depends on who you hang around. Some people I hang out with are too stubborn to pay attention anyone that isn't mainstream or popular. They're stuck in this mindset that says "If I ain't heard of it, it sucks", which, quite frankly, makes their opinion invalid in comparison to ours.

    True enough
  • Jonas.diniJonas.dini Posts: 2,507 ✭✭
    edited July 2011
    To be honest the only people I really talk about rap with are y'all and people on thacorner forum, so if anything I'm taking the opinions from the forums out into the real world with me. And every once in a while I'll be out somewhere talking to people and I'll start talking about some hip hop related shit in the sort of in depth way that you can on a forum full of heads, and people I'm with will just be looking at me like "wtf u talkin bout?"

    And I would definitely say people on these message boards have more developed opinions on hip hop and more general knowledge of it than the average person, I mean if you don't have real interest in the subject why would u want to talk about it to this extent?
  • semi-auto-matosemi-auto-mato Posts: 2,833 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 2011
    1. no i would not agree. people may not post on hip hop boards for several reasons. time, they dont feel the need to discuss their feelings with anyone else. they might be involved in the culture in other ways than just posting on the net. some people could be turned off by us constantly tearing down artist ...etc

    2. our opinions hold no more weight than any other person involved in hip hop.
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  • MAKAVELI25MAKAVELI25 Posts: 5,595 ✭✭✭✭
    edited July 2011
    1. no i would not agree. people may not post on hip hop boards for several reasons. time, they dont feel the need to discuss their feelings with anyone else. they might be involved in the culture in other ways than just posting on the net. some people could be turned off by us constantly tearing down artist ...etc

    2. our opinions hold no more weight than any other person involved in hip hop.

    I agree, this isn't an elitist thread. But on average we probably have a deeper connection to the genre that most not actually involved in the biz
  • bmoreeastbmoreeast Posts: 3,436 ✭✭✭
    edited July 2011
    1. Yeah

    2. I think that poster's dissect and criticize music to a closer degree then the average consumer. For example here in my city Jeezy and Yo gotti are like the most beloved rappers in the town. They come here every yr Gotti atleast twice thru the yr and their shows are usually the most anticipated. Yet on here these two artist are looked at like sub-par artist.

    Beloved artist on this site are rarely talked about in a day to day convo in the "Real World".
  • Cabana_Da_DonCabana_Da_Don Posts: 7,992 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 2011
    1.No.Because internet is not in every home.I know some people that do grafity and dont blog.But I also know some breakdancers that post.
    2.No.

    But this thread is tight.
  • semi-auto-matosemi-auto-mato Posts: 2,833 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 2011
    MAKAVELI25 wrote: »
    I agree, this isn't an elitist thread. But on average we probably have a deeper connection to the genre that most not actually involved in the biz

    its elitist....the thought that we are more connected or have more knowledge because we post on the board is elitist thinking. how does coming to this board suggest a deeper connection to hip hop?
    R.I.P. to my Pops. Sunset 5/2/2017

  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 8,496 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 2011
    in my reality hardly anyone knows who big sean is ....

    in my reality i've never heard "nas lost" .....

    in my reality lil boosie is more beloved than jay z .... (not my opinion just stating facts)

    in my reality hardly anyone knows about "detox" ....

    just a few ....


    oh and just because we happen to post in here doesn't mean we have more knowledge because truth be told majority of u niggas are dickriders that know shit about the game ....
  • ustreet_monstaustreet_monsta Posts: 2,536 ✭✭✭
    edited July 2011
    MAKAVELI25 wrote: »

    1. Would you agree those of us who take the time to read up and post in "The Reason" (or any hip hop message boards) have a stronger affinity for hip hop than most other people?

    Yes. Real Hip Hop fans know to turn off the radio and hit the internet for that fishscale.

    2. If so, how does this affect the veracity of our opinions in comparison to the people in the "Real World"?

    There's a lot more hate here than offline. In the "Real World" people don't spend this much time talking about artists they don't like. If your homeboy trolled you in real life he'd get smacked.

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