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View Poll Results: today's rap, 90's, or 80's rap?
today's rap 21 26.25%
90's rap/hip hop 47 58.75%
80's rap 8 10.00%
NONE DANG IT 4 5.00%
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Old 07-21-2010, 10:19 PM   #91 (permalink)
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For me the 90's was the heyday of rap, just like the 80's was for metal the 70's for classic rock and funk.

To be honest, I stopped listening to rap/hip hop a long time ago. I got sick of the fake overproduced crap like 50 Cent and Lil Wayne, ****in aful music!!!
yep. ^

what he said.
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Old 07-21-2010, 10:50 PM   #92 (permalink)
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I haven't listened to hip-hop seriously since 1997 (about the same time I quit listening to "metal")

that being said, the REAL hip-hop era for me was 1988-1996, from the time N.W.A.'s Straight Outta Compton hit the streets until Dre left Death Row.

Since then, you've had Eminem and Mickey Avalon and not much else.
If you look at Mickey Avalon as one of the "best" rappers since 1996, then you obviously haven't heard much.

No offense, of course.
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Old 07-21-2010, 11:02 PM   #93 (permalink)
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If you look at Mickey Avalon as one of the "best" rappers since 1996, then you obviously haven't heard much.

No offense, of course.

You're right, I haven't heard much.

But the Mick is like a ****ing rockstar, not just another thug-life wanna-be Tupac...

And he doesn't use a vocoder.

It's just refreshing; the White Jew from the East Coast who winds up in L.A. Hooked on crack, meth, and heroin who dug himself out of the gutter and starts busting rhymes about how he used to walk the block hawking cock - he doesn't care.

He may not be the gifted pure rapper, but has miles of charisma and an attitude the exudes his over-the-top persona.

I totally dig the Mick.
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Old 07-22-2010, 01:30 AM   #94 (permalink)
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I love 90s and some 80s rap but I like todays rap better, its evolved people need to learn how to move with the times. So much dope stuff out there now, there always has been wack stuff out there.

Most all I hear is in passing, through friends and various formats of mass media...

I've got to say, everything I hear is downright terrible.

Shallow, unimaginative lyrics, compressed all to hell with vocoders and pitch shifters on everything...

It just doesn't sound real to me...

And it all sounds the same, like it's the same producers coming up with everybody's records.

Mainstream rap is actually a pretty pathetic joke compared to what it was from, say '88-'96.

Sorry, dude.
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Old 07-22-2010, 07:29 AM   #95 (permalink)
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Mainstream rap is actually a pretty pathetic joke compared to what it was from, say '88-'96.
I'd say mainstream rap was pretty pathetic back then too. MC Hammer anyone?
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Old 07-22-2010, 10:24 AM   #96 (permalink)
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Most all I hear is in passing, through friends and various formats of mass media...

I've got to say, everything I hear is downright terrible.

Shallow, unimaginative lyrics, compressed all to hell with vocoders and pitch shifters on everything...

It just doesn't sound real to me...

And it all sounds the same, like it's the same producers coming up with everybody's records.

Mainstream rap is actually a pretty pathetic joke compared to what it was from, say '88-'96.

Sorry, dude.










^ Those are all from 2010 releases.

Some hip hop artists from after '96:









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Old 07-23-2010, 11:22 PM   #97 (permalink)
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I was angry at the general disdain for current rap... then Jester dropped a bomb of classic tunes. Current rap has definitely been influenced by its success, and there are definitely ****ty rappers out there who rely on catchy hooks. If you are willing to sift through the bull**** artists who are only in it to make a quick buck then you will find a treasure trove of great tunes, no doubt. The advantage we have today is that we can look back in time and see that the 80s and 90s and identify the influential albums. We don't have the same perspective today, and to call current music "overproduced and s***y" is to ignore the simple fact that the music is just different.
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Old 07-24-2010, 12:55 PM   #98 (permalink)
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That sounds pretty good. It's still five years old though. It's weird, I feel like it's very hard to find good 00s hip-hop that's less than five years old.
This is one of the most underrated albums of the last decade. 2008.

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This is one of the most underrated albums of the last decade. 2008.

I have to say I wasn't blown away by this but I hear a lot of potential. Does the rest of the album sample 50s songs as well?
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Old 07-24-2010, 01:31 PM   #100 (permalink)
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Yeah. It's almost something of a concept album, and I think the whole works better than it's parts. I can up it later if you want it and you can try it on.
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