Non stories & current Hip Hop Journalism
Recently, I’ve seen a lot of non stories & sensationalism within hip hop journalism. I suppose it isn’t really a big shock within the world of entertainment, if we consider we’re living in a TMZ/MediaTakeout/Enquirer culture where a vague Twitter comment can get transformed into a media circus.
2 B-List rappers got tattoos on their faces – that is it. Maybe it’s a cry for help and attention at the most. It’s definitley not an ingenious marketing strategy.
This is not hip hop news because – the “security” in question is actually an entourage of friends & artists.
The rapper in question hasn’t commented on the the situation – therefore the journalist has decided to jump to conclusions instead of fact checking.
Man jailed for stealing from rappers video set: Do people actually care about this??
The real question for me is, who is to blame for the shoddy journalism and sensationalism? The rappers PR/publicist or the journalist for trying to make a story out of nothing?