12682992, Funny... I just saw that post after I made my reply too|
Posted by AFKAP_of_Darkness, Tue Dec-23-14 10:11 AM
He's right, though.
"The Message" (1982) is acclaimed as the first socially-conscious hip-hop record, though there were a couple that came before it like Brother D's "How We Gonna Make The Black Nation Rise" (1980)
But most hip-hop before that was really about vacuous partying and all-American consumerism and consumption. I mean... it's not by accident by so many rappers had words like "Blow" and "Ski" in their names...