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Lover ED 101: Hip-hop Is Not A Vibe

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Hip-hop is not a vibe, it’s a culture.  -Ed Lover

 

Eddie Murphy said, ‘either Bill Cosby calls you to tell you that he likes what you’re doing or he tells you that he thinks you’re embarrassing to the black race.’ said Lover. Lucky for Hip-hop heads, Cosby was calling for the former, not the latter. The Golden Era of Hip-hop saw a lot of open doors for us to crossover effortlessly into almost any of the multiple entertainment platforms available. The Arsenio Hall Show was one of the biggest if not the largest platform for Hip-hop to parade our brightest stars.

The Cosby Show actually beat Martin to the punch of making a home for black music on sitcoms. As evidence, Ed Lover recently blessed us with an informal installment of his popular internet show C’mon Son! If you’re like us, you’ve been wondering where the b-boy nomad has been and more importantly, where are the C’mon Son’s son!?

 

Along with dropping subtle hints of an upcoming show in Chicago, he never really tells us when to expect more installments. He does retell a great story of how Bill Cosby ended up doing a week’s worth of YO! MTV Raps back in the day. We’re just happy to see him on his ‘grown man’ still considering the brother is 55 years-old. Yikes! Hip-hop is old af! smh


 

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Yo! MTV Raps hasn’t aired for decades and hosts, Dre and Ed Lover have gone down as two of the pioneering hip-hop legends that opened doors for your favorite rappers’ favorite rapper. Since the show’s exit (and since the M in MTV hardly stands for Music anymore), Ed Lover has made a way for hisself using the internet but back in the day… Yo! MTV Raps was one of the few places to see your hip-hop on TV… period.

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Hip-Hop pioneering duo Dre & Ed Lover hosted YO! MTV Raps for MTV

In his recent video, Lover remembers the exchange that led to his appearance on an episode of the Cosby show that almost didn’t happen. “He came down and did a week of shows, I’ll never forget this shit as long as I live,” says Lover.

 


 

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That’s right! If you’re old enough to remember and even if you’re not, Yo! MTV Raps is a foundational staple of Hip-hop culture that really never went away. The show has returned in various forms over the years. The goal of the show seemed to be to present emerging hip-hop artists in a non-threatening and often comedic way. Nick Cannon’s hit show Wildin’ Out is probably the most current recapitulation

Along with getting a load off his chest regarding the guilty verdict of Bill Cosby, Lover couldn’t help but address Kanye’s voicing support of number 45. While he’s a fan of free thinking, Lover doesn’t quite vibe with what he feels is a sheepish mentality. ‘It’s okay to not like some shit. That doesn’t mean you’re a hater,’ says Lover.

If you’re supporting an oppressor than you become the oppressor he’s ideas are screwed up so does that mean you’re screwed up to bruh? C’mon son… foh with that bullshyt.

We won’t keep you from pressing play much longer. Just be prepared for some blatant speech and commentary about ‘money phone to the ear ass rappers’ like Tekashi 69, culture vultures, and artists like Kendrick Lamar and J Cole and a whole lotta truth about a whole lotta stuff going on today. Lover even goes in on Wendy Williams for her recent claimation that Beyonce is the greatest performer of all times.

‘For her to say Beyonce is the greatest entertainer ever? You ever seen Michael Jackson. C’mon son! Say for HER generation.

 

Okay. Go on. Have at it.

 

 

Told ya.

 


 

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