Cutty Olds said:
Camp Lo, GangStarr, Common, The Goodie Mob, Outkast, Kool Keith, Kriss Kross, Casual, Del The Funkee Homosaipien, The Wu Tang Clan, The Alkaholiks, King Tee, Funkdoobiest, and countless other 90's artist's from the best and most diverse period of not only rap but music period were not all about being gangsta....and gangsta rap wasn't a fad? Where did it go? After Pac died and the Left Coast lost ALL steam it laid low till the East Coast took that "style" of rap and ran with it DMX, The LOX, Memphis Bleek, Shyne, 50 Cent and G-Unit, and Mobb Deep (who where on that type of sh*t the whole time)
Anyone can name artists like that. sh*t, might as well name all the positive rappers we have now and end the whole discussion about needing to bring the 90s back. U wont name them tho, cuz those dont matter n the game. U named people who wasnt big on radio. The 90s was the era of mafia/gangsta music. What era had more gangsta sh*t that the 90s? And yes it was a fad. U dont see no one holding that tuff image like that and if they do it has commericial appeal that white kids will eat up. Even girls. Oh and the best era had to b round 2006. It had the most branching out and all types of sub genres. Ti dropped king, rick ross had the summer anthem, chris brown was fresh out, wayne had carter 2. Yung joc came out, shoulder lean, boosie finally dropped bad azz and zoom, lil jon had a smash hit, t pain, keysha cole, busta rhymes came back, neyo, mary j came and dropped some hits, jeezy dropped 102.... Etc nothin but COMMERCIAL APPROVED HITSSSSSSS CAME OUT. NO ONE WAS FLOPPING. Summer of 06, name a song that failed to appeal to mainstream. Everyone was on point.