Agreed. Sorry if I came off harsh. Remember, it's just dudes with opinions shooting the sh*t on an internet forum. I know many from this forum personally and they'll tell you I'm a pretty cordial dude that likes to be sarcastic and play the class clown.
No harm, no foul. It's all good.
That being said, I hope you're right. The issue I have is with that title. Terrible move.
Terrible move or ballzy move?
You never know with this stuff. Could go either way. Let's just hope for the best.
As far as 'spokesperson' - could be. The issue is that this dude isn't all that well known. I know people will say 'ooh, old white guys'. Nope. I'm 40 and love all kinds of music - from death metal to indie to folk. Depending on the mood, I can did hip hop. I prefer older stuff (for example, my college years) - Public Enemy, Slick Rick, Eric B and Rakim, KRS One, De La Soul, NWA, Tribe Called Quest, Wu Tang and I can dig some of the newer stuff - Pharcyde, Chali 2na (Jurassic 5), Blackalicious, Kanye, Maxi Jazz, Boots Riley, etc. That being said, I have no idea who Swizz Beatz is.
And Pete Rock w/ CL Smooth, Main Source, Jungle Brothers, Common, Mos Def...
I am a married, 36 year old, skinny, balding, white kid from South Jersey with two young childern and I still listen to all that same stuff you mentioned along with the mc's we didn't!
BUT, I do try to keep my ear to the ground. I am not completely connected to current musical pop culture, but I can tell you that Swizz is a player in today's hip hop music/style scene.
BTW - my favorite MC? MC Solaar from France. 'La Belle et Le Bad Boy' and 'Mullah Solaar' are must blasts on any playlist.
You had my heart when you mentioned A Tribe Called Quest.