First off, I'm sure I'm much older than you, but age doesn't matter. To me, I am a fan of lyrics. Yeah, sure we all love a hard a.ss knockin beat, but not if the guy rapping over it is not saying much. I like that thought provoking, innovative rap. Take Outkast for example. That is my favorite rap group of all time. And both them cats would fade anyone from the Dipsh*ts and D-Block. And sorry that I ain't from the hood and don't have an ear to the streets. Thats not where I came from, and frankly I don't ever want to go there. I am on some positive sh*t. And I respect your opinion. You are entitled to one. All I am saying is that I like the way Common and Black Thought, or Andre 3000 and Hov, or even Nas always have some thought provoking sh*t to say. Sure Jada and Cam come through with some catchy lines and ill phrases, but there style and music they create just ain't for me. I liked that first Cam album where he is holding that sledge hammer, I fogot the name. And Jada's last cd was pretty tight to me. But like I said, I just ain't into that sub-genre of hip-hop. Remember hip-hop is multi-leveled. There is gangsta rap, hippie sh*t, Crunk, East-Coast, West Coast, and an array of dfferent styles. My favorite just so happens to be the one in which Common, Mos, Talib and the rest of the emcees I named rap like. So don't get mad, just let me BE.
first of all, youre' 23, im 21, big difference...second of all, what you say about common and mos and those types of rappers is what everyone who thinks theyre "real" says. dont ride the wave because its cool. maybe you DO just like them type of cats...but to me
it seems as though you riding the wave, listening to too much t.v., radio, internet, etc... to convince you what is supposed to be hot, because its "real".
you dont have to be from the hood to like the sh*t. yes, i am from the hood, but i like alot of other type hip hop music that alot of cats from around the way dont like. im a grown a.ss man i listen to myself and be real with myself on music. if an album is trash, its trash! im not gonna let joe blow tell me "yo, he's real, he's a good rapper, and his album is hot." fu*k that. What you should have said from the jump is that you want more GOOD music from rappers, not "lets have all the real emcess take over." Either its hot, or its not. All im saying is, you 23 years old dont follow in line of the next n*gga, be your own man.