I didn't say it was dead. I just meant to say that everything out now, at least in popular radio, is generic and sounds exactly the same. You're not afraid that what the industry is feeding to kids are some bullsh*t rap like Waka Flocka and Lil B? Every person out there thinks they can rap now. Have a simple a.ss 16 bar scheme with a nice beat and you got a hit.
Yes, you stated that there are a great number of talents. I believe that and I do fu*k with J. Cole, Big KRIT, and Stalley but those dudes will never get the recognition they truly deserve in the hip-hop community. You see more people talking about dumb rap sh*t than the ones the artists who actually make songs from the heart these days. That's what the fu*ks wrong with the game
Ahhh iite. That's how I took it though. I'm like "wait...wait is this n*gga serious??"
But you gotta think about it. Not everybody is gonna be lyrical & be different from the others. That's why you have artists like Waka who even though some might not like him, he makes GREAT party music. Everytime I hit a club you are guaranteed to hear one of his songs, and you can't be mad at that. Over time I've gotten to actually like Gucci & Waka as well as Lil B.
If anything then, we should point the blame not only at new age fans but also at the DJ's. If it wasn't for them we wouldn't hear these songs 50 times a day. It's unfortuante but the old days of lyrical hip-hop is dead, at least for now.
The system always goes through a change.
Lyrical sh*t was selling back then so that's what the higher up's promoted. Corniess & one hit wonders are selling now so that's what they're marketing and promoting.
It is what it is