Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Role of Hip Hop




 
What do they all have in common?

10 comments:

CNu said...

spreading strife...,

Felix Lee said...

I have no idea. What do they have in common?

a-blue-state-of-mind.blogspot.com said...

Yeah, what's the answer?

Desertflower said...

I have no idea! But the statue's pretty cool;)

uglyblackjohn said...

Dayum, SeeNew... You usually wait to give the right answer. The archetype has been used in every culture for years...
I think Cobb wrote about this a few years ago.

uglyblackjohn said...

( The Joker, Loki, Edshu, Hip-Pop )

John Kurman said...

Technically, Loki (originally god of hearth and forge fires) does not belong with the rest. It's only when he is maltreated does he get malevolent. The others are just naturally innate assholes.

uglyblackjohn said...

But JK - Couldn't the same be said of Lucifer and Iblis?

CNu said...

I'd put the characters of the joker and the weezely on the same bus, with the latter being a less lethal, more feminized version of the former.

Edshu is a far more sophisticated construct than Loki or Lucifer. Edshu is a really ancient take on the common root of medicate/meditate - as in - something to do with the source of consciousness.

Loki/Lucifer/Prometheus all have something in common wrt their "use" of consciousness and the "strife" with fate or with a higher/older/father god that that entailed - they're a common mythopoetic pointer.

Iblis - the peacock angel - is something completely different. Iblis is more like a composite deadly sin - I don't find much "agency" with Iblis - as distinct from the firebringer/daystar rebels.

Lastly, hip-hop - as a thing in itself distinct from a madison ave. twinkie like weezeler - has MUCH in common with Loki/Lucifer/Prometheus - that's why it had to be reappropriated and brought to curb by the architects and engineers of popular culture before it got completely out of hand...,

Reggie said...

They all look like they could potentially have hepatitis?!?