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Old 07-24-2010, 04:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Post So they said hip hop was dead.

Personally, as an avid hip hop listener I couldn't be more happy with the direction it is going in right now. Hip hop has evolved from what it was. The underground scene often gets pushed to the side and overlooked, but as far as commercial goes, it seems to me rappers have more substance to their words. There was definitely a time when people were comfortable with getting stupid. New generation artists such as J Cole, Wiz Khalifa, Currensy and even Drake are a few names who have shaped and formed this new sound. Sure, maybe not all their songs have uplifting messages, but compared to the direction hiphop was going in [all base, no real lyrics] , I would say it made a 180 pivot. What some called the death of hiphop, I would call.. a reflection period.

Not everyone agrees with me on this, so tell me, what are your thoughts?

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Old 07-24-2010, 04:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Anyone talking/arguing about hip hop being dead / dying / not being dead is beating a dead horse.
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Old 07-24-2010, 05:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Agreed, I'm just saying that everyone was freaking out when 'hip hop was dead' .. but few people are recognizing the raw talent that's popping right now..
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Old 07-24-2010, 11:22 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Ur completely right man rappers are getting back to trying to tell stories in their songs. Its good that the industrie is going back to whats real
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Old 07-24-2010, 11:44 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 08-31-2010, 11:27 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Hip hop was just in a rut, just like the economy is ATM.

Now it's out of there. With people like Eminem, Wale, BoB, and many other hip hop artists that are at least DECENT are beginning to fill the billboards, we see less and less of Soulja Boy and stuff like that. Let's just hope the current SB song on the billboards will be leaving it sooner rather than later.
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Old 08-31-2010, 11:48 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Hip hop was just in a rut, just like the economy is ATM.

Now it's out of there. With people like Eminem, Wale, BoB, and many other hip hop artists that are at least DECENT are beginning to fill the billboards, we see less and less of Soulja Boy and stuff like that. Let's just hope the current SB song on the billboards will be leaving it sooner rather than later.
I want to see hip-hop get out of its rut but I don't see how a has-been and two hacks will be the ones to do it.
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Old 08-31-2010, 11:54 PM   #8 (permalink)
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You cant expect the top quality hip hop artists to be on the billboards,... The billboards is a list for most popular songs of every type of people in america, and some have their odd favorites. Like I said, they are at least DECENT. I didn't say Wale or BoB were GREAT... Two hacks though? At least give credit to Wale, I mean geez... He has made some of the best music this past year. Dont believe me, listen to some of the tracks off his recent mixtapes and CDs.

Hip hop in general isn't doing the best it has over the past decade, billboards wise... But as for music we're listening to, at least we're over that RUT that Soulja Boy, Hurricane Chris, Three 6 Mafia, and others put us in just a few years back... At least we can be thankful for artists/groups that are actually making quality music.
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Old 10-18-2010, 10:53 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I don't really know where hip hop goes from here though, that's the issue I have... cause it's like you saw how it evolved so much over the past decaded... Like there was the really really old school stuff like Grandmaster Flash and Run DMC.. Then in the 90s there were guys like Wu, Nas, Pac, Dre & Snoop, etc. Now everything is even more geared towards the image of being cool. Which I understand but where does it go from here?? Labels like Young Money are running **** right now cause its cool to listen to them. Teenagers everywhere are bumpin Weezy. He could take a dump in a CD case and it'd sell at this point... I just have a hard time imagining hip hop in like 10 years from now, I have no idea where it's headed.
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