AHH! Baltimore Club Getting Hipsterfied!

by Winston "Stone" Ford

arts_sameshit.jpgBest quote: “Nobody ever said crossover was going to be easy, but c???mon, kids, stop acting like you were the first kid on your block with a Nintendo.”

Damm. I'm tired of these New York hipsters ruining everything that they come in contact with. First it was MIA, then it was (insert emerging trend here) and now its……Baltimore club?

Yes, New York hipsters (who are a cancer on our socitey and must be obliterated) are now taking over Baltimore club, the regional artform that has been a staple of the Charm City for over 15 years.

I'm sorry if I offended the hipsters who read this site (we get a lot of hits from Williamsburg apparently), but ya'll seem to have this pleasure of claiming “the next big thing,” and sucking it dry, and moving on with no respect to the artist or the culture whatsoever.

This ish needs to stop.

Rome asks….is go-go next?

  • djeurok

    look – these whiteboy liberal arts djs have been stealing ghetto music for the past 25 years – it's nothing new. What is NEW is the fact that there is now an industry and media network to support this tom-foolery. My advice – stop bloggin about it. These williamsburg whiteboys with all thier turntablelab fresh baltimore breaks would get bottles thrown at them if the even stepped to real bmore heads with that bullshit

  • Stone

    Yeah, that's what I'm mad about. Not really the fact that white people arein hip-hop (cause I know plenty of white people that know more abotu hip-hop than I do), but the fact that you have this NYC-centered media machine that tries to be “kingmaker” with regional trends (not just hip-hop) that have existed for years. These people think that they are the know-all be all of “urban” culture cause they have a funny T-shirt, but in reality they have no clue.

  • Wendy X

    Memo to New York people:

    YA'LL aren't the center of the universe anymore. ATL IS WHERE IT'S AT!!! Get off ya high horse, bitches.

  • Stone

    Wendy, sup?

    Damn straight ATL is where its at! Can't wait to move down there next year.

  • Nathaniel

    I think this article might amuse some of you: Here I am a white man from Milwaukee, and sometimes I just don’t understand white people :) I think the big problem is that mainstream white America doesn’t have the confidence to come up with new ish so instead pillages existing culture (namely black America) without any real understanding. The above link puts it so nicely. Now I love cultures mixing (check out Amadou & Miriam, produced by Manu Chao) but not when it’s in the name of what will look or sound hot to the rank & file Williamsburg droogs who ironically think they are original. The easiest thing is to forsee what they’ll assimilate next. But like Stone… I just hope it’s never go-go!