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Originally Posted by debs 168 View Post

na. It's not at all.

That is your opinion and you are entitled to that. However as someone who is amongst the younger brackets i beg to differ. Their is A LOT of true talent being bred in this city despite all of the transplants and change of scenery. Obviously it isn't completely new music genre's but the mixing of cultures and the blurring of lines between Fashion/Music/ Art etc etc are completely meshing pretty well right now.

Not to mention the intergration and inclusion that tech is having on culture blending alone.
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As you typed that, I'm sure yet another family has decided that they can no longer afford to live in NY and has decided to move down south. And yet another place we've all grown up with has been torn down and replaced with something that will cater towards transplants from the Midwest snd yet another wall full of graffiti will be covered with a mural to appease out of towners.
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As you typed that, I'm sure yet another family has decided that they can no longer afford to live in NY and has decided to move down south. And yet another place we've all grown up with has been torn down and replaced with something that will cater towards transplants from the Midwest snd yet another wall full of graffiti will be covered with a mural to appease out of towners.

And with that said there is still another 10 kids growing up in NYC who have a completely different lifestyle from those transplants and still frequent environments that are mashing up music & culture. People are still partying, still collaborating, still being inspired by growing up in NYC and applying it to their art.

Indeed gentrification has had an effect on NYC, however let's not act like the entire city is suddenly some yuppie washed area with no culture. Every part of NYC i visit for the most part still has a very specific feel.
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The area I'm from is completely different than it used to be in ethnic makeup so it's whatever. You can feel how you want to feel. I know what I see.
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And nobody is denying that, my initial statement was that NYC youth is still cultivating trends of their own and establishing a policy of no boundaries among different artistic circles. the 70-80's didn't have a clear distinction and it allowed for youth of all different backgrounds to come together and take common interest in fashion, Art, graffitu, music etc etc.

I feel as the 90's came along a lot of that was slowed down and each individual group decided to stick to their "own kind" in a way. What i have personally experienced is that that way of thinking is being pushed aside and it's once again allowing for NYC youth to come together and create.
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BTW someone is actually doing a Netflix series on this Era... if done right this could be some of the most epic TV since the Wire, that's a big IF tho.

http://animalnewyork.com/2015/bronx-teens-audition-baz-luhrmanns-new-netflix-show/
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Film director Baz Luhrmann, known for his opulent reconstructions of The Great Gatsby and Moulin Rouge, is looking for local talent to cast in his upcoming Netflix series about New York City in the ’70s.

DNAinfo reports that that Luhrmann is looking for black and hispanic men and women between ages 18 and 21 to star as teens from the South Bronx. The new series, called The Get Down, follows their adventures through “Bronx tenements, to the SoHo art scene, CBGBs, Studio 54, and even the glass towers of the just-built World Trade Center,” notes the casting website.

Ultimately, Luhrmann hopes to cast authentic residents of the Bronx. “Nothing would make all those involved in ‘The Get Down’ more thrilled than to find cast members from The Bronx itself,” he told DNAinfo via email. “So I can only encourage anyone who fits the criteria of the auditions to audition. You never know until you try.”

In a recent interview with Vulture, Luhrmann explained that “the entire show is hung on bright young people.”

“There are many professional [actors] at that age,” he said. “But I don’t want to miss some extraordinary young person who’s just months away from sending in a tape to some casting agent. You need to spread the net very broadly.”

The first season will span three years, starting in 1977 and ending in 1980, with a particular focus on music. Luhrmann, who got Jay Z on The Great Gatsby’s bill, plans to collaborate “with great veterans and new talent.” The Get Down will chart the popularity of disco and the hip-hop’s introduction to the music scene.

Applicants must regale Luhrmann’s casting team with a story or two, perform a “song, rap, or poem,” and perform a “short dance.” They have until March 10 to apply. Production begins sometime in May.
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