Why Hip Hop Hates Will Smith: The Darth Vader Theory

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Rodney steele : Will is the man

Kareem Pinkston : I’ve always felt Will Smith to be the best all-around performer in the industry. Clean-honest MC, who knows how to Respect his DJ and the hiphop game, who diversified into acting and some dancing. Will has done it all, while being a father and more. He has always deserved his props and with songs like “Summertime” and “Just the Two of Us” to evoke memories and emotions, he’s done it all. Thank you for covering this artist and you’ve just earned another subscriber. I look forward to you doing pieces on longtime up-and-coming artists like Substantial, Awon and Funky DL, who are in the underground genre of chillhop. Artists like these need exposure once in awhile so that the masses realize that TRUE hiphop isn’t dead...it’s just underground.

T R : Spot on. Hip Hop is too bigoted to embrace the light side now. You are either "tough" or you don't count. Just ask Hopsin.....

Supreme The Gamer : Will has literally always been dope .. Music , and movies 💯💯 .. Liked his new movie Bright on Netflix as well.

Krishnan Sen : Will in top 10 is a bit eh for me. As in he's definetly got the commerical success, Big Willie Style is about to go Diamond and all his over stuff has gone at least platinum if i'm correct. I just never really got to know Will Smith as a person as well. Thats imprtant to me. No doubt he's got brilliant skills such as storytelling, probably top 3 along with Slick Rick and Ghostface Killah. I guess i never really looked at him from the perspective i should've. He's a great rapper, a true MC as Nas said, i'm just a little onsure on where i could rank him.

ERIGINAL : Murs, you the man for this! Point. Blank. Period.

WaVyBaBy Productions : MURS just hit us with a 50 hit Fact combo!

Z M : Fresh prince my man. Miami heat was wicked back in the day. And who didn't sing Men in black in the bathroom. Damn son

Mr. Marvelle : I'm about to listen me some Will Smith. Anyone care to join?

Gavares Rahming : Never realize Will Smith archived that much success. Wow.

Varun Sharma : I always respected will, he stuck to his craft and came back to hip hop

Alvin Elmore : This is simple. The moment he made "Six Degrees of Separation" the hip hop community abandoned him. Lucky for him, the white folk didnt.lol

TROUBLEMAN 4315 : 🗣OH YEA, WILL HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE GOAT, BUT THAT STREET CRED ERA CAME, AND HE JUST WASNT STREET ENOUGH TO BE TAKEN SERIOUS. SO THATS WHY PEOPLE LOOK PAST HIM WHEN IN COMES TO HIP HOP.

Wil Mathis : Oh and Nas and other rappers wrote a lot of his lines for his single career lol

Stefan Smith : Summer don’t officially start until u get ya car washed and blast summertime.

Christopher Weeks : Dang man speak the truth!

JanJam93 : there's no such thing as "people outside the culture". as soon someone is in contact with the culture, he's contributing to it, in whatever form that is. culture isn't exclusive... never!

Goldiney : My man, you forgot to take it one step further. Yes, rap hates the good guy - they almost always have. To the rap culture, the good guy = the white man. Rap was about rebelling from the white man, which is why they resented any rapper that acted in a respectable and conscientious manner. To them, being an upstanding citizen was being white ... unacceptable to rappers and their listeners.

MrGriff305 : Summertime was his best hit

Maikito G : Will smith is actually part of hip hop history

TJ Siegal : Did you really just say that Public Enemy was the dark side? Come on. Hip Hop has always been about conflict. It started with battling in the street. Jeff was always respected for his technique and innovation on tables but Smith never had that respect and for good reason. I'll give it to him, he gives a good interview and he's a good actor, maybe great. He's got a public family and a lot of success. He clearly has a lot of talent in some arenas and I'm happy for him, really, but he'll always be a wak mc. He always was and he always will be. Parents just don't understand. Neither do I

Letter Q : Will gets respect for his work. Anyone who doesnt is a hater, But yall buggin if you think he's a Goat. He's a legend. He has great/legendary songs and is a part of Hip Hop History

Michael Jones : Will Smith and Jazzy Jeff are unsung heroes!!!

Camron Tucker : will was telenlated in his own way he's a top 10 greatest mc

Wicked Nemesis : Always boils down to which one to watch first on Sat mornings: HipHopDX or TheCompanyMan... both AMAZING and eye opening.

Daniel Visin : "All you rappers yelling about who you put in a hearse, do me a favor, write on verse without a curse" Bro that line, that line is gold...

Wil Mathis : LOL this guy is hilarious. What a corn ball. You don't know anything about hip hop. Couldn't watch 2 minutes of this shit.

Ben Shapiro : holy cow, your right ..ive been listening to hiphop since 99 and i all ive ever appreciated were the g-unit's diplomat's lox's (the list goes on) simply bec. they sold the "dark lyrics" .. but now that u mention it, i think its fair to say that people listen to hip hop bec. they arent looking for good values or high moral, otherwise they'd listen to "country christian music" and i now realize that the reason hip hop sells is bec no one is dressed formal and talks polite ..its bec. they are "different" that the genre is now the most listened to ...this video made me put the pieces together

eddydeez : Potnas is the jam.

RedPill Whiskey 357 : Damn Will is Underrated

stickysoap : 2:03 good comparison between slick rick's storytelling to will smith

John Tabar : Because the other rappers we all love are in reality,are fake posers who were called plastic gangsters back in the day. They try way to hard to look the part,& because they look the part sometimes,it's enough for the young dumb black man to lose there shit overs these good for nothing drug dealers who will just end up shot or dead before they retire & enjoy the money they think they have.. Will smith without the filter, It's that will made it standing right next to white people through it all & not really needing to act so street to have them eating out of his hands, At least he wasn't like the studio rapper fags of today,no hip hop artist should never,ever where skinny jeans,that's when real hop died,what the fuck!!!!.seriously skinny jean wearing gangsters ,todays rappers are genuinely mostly homosexual studio gangsters who actually fuck each other during breaks in the studio....

will springz : im proud to go by the name will

Titus Knight : Just on the grammy protest and being a pioneer in hiphop he should have the acclaim, yet i feel as if his success jaded all shades on how influential he really is/was. How can you hate on him and his family (yes jaden haters) while they continue to shape hip hop culture. Great vid.

Isaiah Stone : The family guy cutaway was classic tho 😭😂😂😂😂

Royal K : Explained perfectly

MrGriff305 : Nightmare on My Street used to scare the hell out of me when I was 6 years old!

zztop3000 : Look at this transvestite talking about hiphop, not to be taken seriously lol

Xtopher J Dee : Can you define what you mean by "hip hop" hating will Smith? What part of hip hop hates him? Because those of us who grew up with him and guys like biz markie actually rate him. When you use the term "hip hop" you need to be specific..you can't just use it as a sweeping term. What generation of hip hop or genre of hip hop have an issue with him?

Quille The BabyFace : I've heard nothing but facts this whole vid

RedLabs : My opinion doesn’t quite mean much, but I don’t think it’s just hip hop that has a fascination with the bad guy. Breaking Bad in tv, Wolf Of Wall Street in cinema and Danielle Brigoli in real life. I think this theory is far more wide reaching than just hip hop

Paul Martinez : Nightmare on Elm street Freddy Rap - # 1

S. Murphy : I'd love for him to team up with Weird Al Yankovic! Nobody could touch that level of weird!

Sam Tha Man Escamilla : Will Smith always has my respect he helped take hip-hop culture higher and paved the way for rappers that came after him and he shows that rappers can have class

Violet Vinsammie : Wow, Will got the rap category to be televised on the grammy's? Why don't people respect him more for this?

WIL SUPER : I wish more Rap songs were like Summertime. Now Rap sucks!!

Maniesh Ramanayake : Will Smith is such a good actor that it makes people forget that he also raps

Phillip Moore : Once again you are on point.

Stevie Newby : Will Smith AKA The Fresh Rapper is the G.O.A.T.....Will the don't get enough credit of his work in the rap game.#Overlook #Underrated

Kudjoe Adkins-Battle : He's an absolute beast... SUMMER TIME IS TIMELESS!!!!