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View Poll Results: Gangster Or Underground
Gangster 6 9.09%
Underground 53 80.30%
Tie 4 6.06%
Neither 3 4.55%
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Old 12-31-2007, 03:08 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Last time I checked mainstream and gangster weren't synonyms.
Eh, I was gonna say. What's more, underground and gangster aren't antonyms.

I'd argue that the very best of the underground rap scene are their gangster rappers.
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Old 09-15-2008, 01:32 PM   #32 (permalink)
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both...subject matter.
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Old 09-15-2008, 03:33 PM   #33 (permalink)
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What a joke, underground by hundreds of miles.
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Old 09-15-2008, 04:57 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Wu-Tang is both gangster and underground, so...
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Old 09-16-2008, 10:19 AM   #35 (permalink)
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Wu-Tang is both gangster and underground, so...
Wu-Tang are not underground at all. They're multi-platinum selling and among the most well known and influential groups in the history of hip-hop.
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Old 09-16-2008, 11:08 AM   #36 (permalink)
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Wu-Tang are not underground at all. They're multi-platinum selling and among the most well known and influential groups in the history of hip-hop.
still it dosnt make them mainstream
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Old 09-17-2008, 05:17 AM   #37 (permalink)
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Mainstream to me is basically when an artist has been successful or publicised enough to become ingrained upon pop culture or the public conscience at large.
And that definitely applies to Wu-Tang, in fact I'm not sure how you could say they weren't mainstream.

I agree that the title of the thread is a little misleading, because many underground rappers have gangsta elements, but I'll give it a shot. Line up of my favourite rappers from each side,

Gangsta:
Wu-Tang
Jay Z
Notorious BIG
Ghostface Killah's solo stuff

Underground:
Madvillain
Aesop Rock
Company Flow
The Roots

So I can definitely get into both, but I'd say that the more conscious underground rap is better at the moment though, gangsta rap is dominated by overcommercialised crap.
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Old 09-17-2008, 05:32 AM   #38 (permalink)
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wu-tang
jay z
and ghost face are exceptions to the **** gangsterrule
you find the good **** underground
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still it dosnt make them mainstream
Being extremely popular and one of the most recognized names in your entire musical genre is the definition of being mainstream.
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Old 09-17-2008, 06:10 PM   #40 (permalink)
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Snoop's gangster, Dre's gangster, Tupac was gangster, Biggie was basically gangster. So I can't really diss gangsta stuff, but now it's not too good.
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