It’s almost here. And for the next few weeks, the Apple Watch will be dissected, critiqued, compared, and in some cases, destroyed to help everyday folks understand its uses, limitations, and yes, even if it's bendable or not (it’s probably not). Between the multiple blogs applauding the Apple Watch and the many more sneering at its features or prices, people will line up in groves to buy the device. And as outrageous as the price might seem for the top-of-the-line model (17K for the most expensive model), the device is a lot like hip-hop--sophisticated, yet misunderstood.
Hip-hop music, like the device, remains the flyest, most recognizable genre around, yet the most misunderstood. It's recognized by teens and adults from all walks of life, and its songs empower men and women to tweet, sing, scream and even hashtag "I Don't F**K With You." But it's also the same genre where men and women posting, tweeting and singing "I Don't F**K With You" can remain clueless as to what "F**K with someone" even means. That’s the enigma hip-hop creates—this complex balance where artists can connect with teenagers and adults who understand so little about an artist’s struggles, lifestyle, language and ambitions. And that’s what the Apple Watch is—this complex, soon-to-be popular device that people will wait in line for only to misunderstand its true intentions or uses—at least for the present.