Rapper Post Malone has one of the hottest songs out on the charts right now. He caught some shade from the interwebs when he said that, when he wants to cry or reflect, he doesn’t go to hip-hop, because no one in hip-hop is really saying anything deep. But with songs all about getting high and turning up, he’s only a part of the problem, so how can he speak on an entire genre of music?
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And in addition to all of that, as Headkrack explains, Post Malone is a guest in hip-hop culture. Click on the audio player to hear more in this exclusive clip from the Hip-Hop Spot on “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show.”
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16 Rare Photos Of The Greatest Hip-Hop Acts Of The ’90s
1. Rosie Perez and Tupac Shakur at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles circa 1993.Source:Getty 1 of 16
2. Here’s a candid moment of Dr. Dre in his office listening to some music on a personal radio system with the CD player on the top back in 1992.Source:Getty 2 of 16
3. Speaking of Dre, all that hard work paid off. Here, he posed for a picture with Diana Ross and Eminem at the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards.Source:Getty 3 of 16
4. Hard work and dedication in 1996 helped Jay start down the road to becoming the mogul he is today.Source:Getty 4 of 16
5. Rappers and actors Big Boy and Andre 3000 from Outkast posed for photos after their performance at the Marcus Amphitheater in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1995.Source:Getty 5 of 16
6. Wyclef Jean, Lauryn Hill, and Pras Michel – better known as The Fugees – posed for a flick while kicking it backstage at the Manhattan Center before a 1993 performance in New York City, New York.Source:Getty 6 of 16
7. Years later, Lauryn Hill would go solo. Here she is posing for a shoot in New York back in 1998.Source:Getty 7 of 16
8. M E T H O D Man! Mr. Meth had the grills back in 1993.Source:Getty 8 of 16
9. Donald Trump and Diddy did business together back when the Don was a little more tolerant during Justin’s Bar Grand Opening on September 30, 1997.Source:Getty 9 of 16
10. Nasty Nas circa 1990 in an unspecified photo shoot.Source:Getty 10 of 16
11. Beyonce Knowles got a lot of attention in the Destiny’s Child days. This performance with Kelly Rowland in the background took place at the KMEL Jam at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California August 29th, 1998.Source:Getty 11 of 16
12. Brandy Norwood and Ray J Norwood were all smiles at the 1994 Kids Choice Awards.Source:Getty 12 of 16
13. Ray was a little bit more of a badass in 1995, as he went with his sister to the “Batman Forever” premiere in L.A.Source:Getty 13 of 16
14. Bow Bow and Master P chatted it up at MTV’s “Celebrity Slam” circa ’99 and 2000.Source:Getty 14 of 16
15. Will Smith showed off his moves at a NBC All Stars party around the early ’90s.Source:Getty 15 of 16
16. Tyra Banks and Snoop Dogg during 1998’s MTV Rock n’ Jock Baseball in Los Angeles.Source:Getty 16 of 16
Why Post Malone Has No Business Making Declarative Statements About Hip-Hop [EXCLUSIVE] was originally published on rickeysmileymorningshow.com