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Easy Mo Bee Says “Hip-Hop Has Been Watered Down”

April 14, 2009

Another must see Easy Mo Bee interview as he gets deeper into the story of working with Miles Davis, the freedom and flexibility provided by sampling, the true essence of hip-hop, and even delivers a Miles Davis impersonation.

Later Easy Mo Bee tells the story of becoming connected with Puffy and Notorious B.I.G. during the early days of Bad Boy, working with Tupac, and his last moments with Biggie and Tupac.

Notable Quote:
"Hip-Hop has been watered down in a super commercial kind of way right now."

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Cai April 14, 2009 at 11:22 am

Dude made me look up some Miles Davis interviews… Kat gots lots of hip hop knowledge with him…


tony traxx April 15, 2009 at 3:09 am

priceless did your thing on this one semantik


Short Term the Crate Worm April 15, 2009 at 3:05 pm

so dope – this is gold – Miles, man, I can’t even imagine sitting down with him –

dude is like on some Zen shit – like if you want to sound stupid, that’s ok, say some stupid shit, but you gonna look stupid -


supacoop April 15, 2009 at 7:21 pm

Can u Imagine??? working with Biggie, Tupac, Miles Davis, Gza, Craig Mack (Just to Name a few). Mo bee was always the man to me!!!! Him and Primo!


SELTR April 16, 2009 at 8:34 am

Yo, you spelled hip-hop wrong! :)


Semantik April 16, 2009 at 10:03 am


So… you caught us slipping. LOL  You mean you’re not a fan of "hip-hip"?


The king April 17, 2009 at 12:18 pm

I think this is one of the best interviews I have seen (content-wise) but the title of it leaves a little to be desired, it doesn’t sum up the content of the video. Just my honest opinion


Semantik April 17, 2009 at 1:35 pm

@The king
Not the most constructive comment, but thank you.

Titles aren’t always chosen for the purpose of simply summarizing content. When appropriate, titles are chosen for the relative importance and impact of statements made at some point during the video, story, or interview.  In this case, it’s significant that the producer of a number of classics has expressed disappointment in the direction that hip-hop has taken.

Also, it’s very interesting that at this moment there are approximately 1400 individual posts, but yet the only comment you’ve ever left is criticism over a post title.


Pele from The Dutch bay May 19, 2009 at 9:49 am

@ the king

you damn right its also one of mine best interviews i ever have seen bout hiphop ! this was bout some serieus history from the 90′s !

and i got to say semantik is right with his knowledge of pickin a title !

great site always !




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