The Roots Live At The Winter Classic [Video]

I had no idea that they performed at this thing a week ago so here’s the video of their performance. I also need to get something off my chest. Look at the crowd response to them. One of the most legendary groups ever in hip hop barely got applause. These dudes are out there performing in the snow and most of the fans can’t even greet them with support. Here’s where the ignorance of America flourishes. In my AP Government class at school, we are constantly picking on the ignorance and the stupidity of our country when it comes to politics. This also crosses over into hip hop. The common white man, will hear “rap” and immediately look down upon it. Give it a fucking chance. I promise you if an average ignorant American who despises rap were to listen to the lyrics of a Roots song, maybe they’d show more appreciation. Or just say that Black Thought wasn’t a part of The Roots and there was no rapping involved, they would have got much more of an ovation if that were the case. I understand that mainstream rap makes most Americans stereotype real hip hop with it, but give something a fucking chance. This argument proves valid in other fields such as politics. Well enjoy the performance…