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'i think i'm outgrowing hip hop'
Yeah, hip hop is almost irrelevant to me now. this new shit is garbage 1 25.00%
If you outgrew hiphop, that means you were never really a fan to begin with 1 25.00%
Fuck that noise, you trendy motherfucker 0 0%
Yo whatever, b 2 50.00%
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 9 years ago '06        #541
pa_general 134 heat pts134
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 Rhyme n Tekniq said:
ive come to the realization that alot of the most recent rappers are nowhere near as popular as we think they are. Its the labels pulling strings and clever marketing that gives these new guys the appearance that they have a white-hot buzz, but the sales do not even remotely reflect what the labels want us to believe. its really all smoke and mirrors. the same big-name rappers from 5 years ago are still the gold standard in hip hop, but labels have finally found away to distract newer fans from this reality by throwing some flavor of the month pop act in your face while marketing him as the 2nd coming of christ,despite not having an 8th of the talent of their seasoned contemporaries. labels know they cant duplicate a Pac, Jay, 50, Nas, em or Luda. so they cause as much noise to divert the attention away from rappers of that lineage and focus on weaker acts that are practically disposable, and interchangable. Why because its easier to manufacture something in your desired image that doesnt have a strong foundation or sense of identity. Thus why we have a dozen Souljah Boy and T-pain knock-offs seemingly coming off an figurative a.ssembly line.


And the women and youngs teens are gonna eat this whole facade up and believe all the nonexistent hype all while showing a great deal of negligence for the generation that laid the groundwork, well most women dont care about substance in a song, unless they are one of those open-mic poetry night, eccentric types (about 5 %)

as for why there havent been any artists with the shining charisma and superstar prescence
of a michael jackson pac, or 50......shyt like that takes time because thats some special shyt when an artist comes along whose prodigal in his own way and transcends the artform and becomes the benchmark for all his contemporaries. just appreciate it the next time it happens
good post
 07-04-2009, 05:50 AM         #542
KRiSH  OP
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 DA REAL SHAKOBE said:
YaLL n*ggaS JUST HAVE BAD TASTE IN MUSIC

AINT NOBODY TRYIN TO HEAR THAT 1989 BULLs**t YALL TRYNA HEAR CORNY a.ss n*ggaS
rap is crap............its actualy true. its s**t.
 9 years ago '07        #543
vikvon 3 heat pts
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Rap in the 80's was like rock in the 60's
Rap in the 90's was like rock in the 70's
Rap in the 2k is like rock in the 80's

think about it
 07-04-2009, 07:34 AM         #544
brayan99  OP
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Another butthurt bx member sad cuz hip hop is dead...

No it isn't....you just gotta look harder for the good music.
 9 years ago '04        #545
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For real, I believe hip-hop suffered at the hands of the fans... I'll explain why...

1. We stopped supporting the music. The internet had a hand in it, but the fans are the ones who took advantage. We don't buy music anymore, then wonder why our favorite artists can't drop music consistently, or why they have to switch up their music in order to gain poplularity/move units. If we actually cared about "the game", we would support the product, because naturally, a business will die if it's not making profit, period.

2. Our expectations are getting outrageous. We don't buy the music, then have the nerve to cry about every little thing the artists do. We can't take music for what it is anymore, we have to over analyze it, and most of the time, limit the artists growth, by not expecting/accepting change/progress. We wanted Nas to rap like the kid on Illmatic for his entire career. We want Jay-z to go back to the person he was at 28, talking about what could be and not what actually is (in his life). It's like we root for our favorite artists to succeed, then get upset when they do, and refuse to accept it when they grow as artists and individuals.

We also REFUSE to accept New Artists and Sounds. We want everything to sound the same as it did when we became fans of the music. If you're not EXTRA lyrical, or if you don't talk that "Street" talk, then we don't want to hear it. Don't dare be a kid and rap from a kids perspective, it's not acceptable. We want you to "keep it real", but not really. Let the music be everything that it can. Hip-hop is music's own flesh and blood, not a step-child.


And we must treat it like a child, and let it grow. It's graduating now, and it's time for it to go off into the real world and be what it was meant to be. Be proud :)
 07-14-2009, 04:53 PM         #546
559bulldogs  OP
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here we go again...
 9 years ago '05        #547
THEINFAMOUS 19 heat pts19
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n*gga shut the fuk up
 03-20-2010, 08:03 PM         #548
LOOP 407  OP
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I digg it.. Props
 03-20-2010, 08:08 PM         #549
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i think it's dead for real, or like ive heard before, it's like a zombie. People want to keep it alive so bad that they ignore that most of it is bulls**t.


On the flipside, i dont know what could bring it back, i think maybe i have outgrown it, which is sad because i feel hiphop has more to offer than the stuff flooding the airwaves now. But I can't say exactly who or what, if anything will bring it back,


im pretty sure there's some kid in the 4th grade that has the perfect plan to fix all this s**t, but will i care? im pretty sure i wont.


f**k it. ill say it. im beyond hiphop. figure it out.
 04-08-2010, 03:04 PM         #550
quichawna_b  OP
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i used to think that you could keep the spirit of hip hop alive in yourself by only letting yourself be influenced by what's real in hip hop. However, i've realized that it's impossible to do that, not when all that's corruptive in hiphop is overshadowing the true culture. sorry, but i'm just not buying young money over common and nas. and i'm not going to ignore it either. ice t warned us that this was going to happen. i hated soulja boy too.
 04-08-2010, 03:05 PM         #551
WorldsStrangest  OP
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 8 years ago '09        #552
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Feelin ya, but I won't give up on hip-hop...
It's changing..
U can't do records like 10 years ago. The beats, the flow, the lyrics .. all is changing.
In a new way..
But today there are still good artists that deliver well like Raekwon, common, talib kweli etc..
But there are the "commercial" artists too.
Stick 2 yo favorites n everything's cool... or just let hip hop down.. it's your choice ;)
 8 years ago '10        #553
Mocking Mind 2 heat pts
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 quichawna_b said:
i used to think that you could keep the spirit of hip hop alive in yourself by only letting yourself be influenced by what's real in hip hop. However, i've realized that it's impossible to do that, not when all that's corruptive in hiphop is overshadowing the true culture. sorry, but i'm just not buying young money over common and nas. and i'm not going to ignore it either. ice t warned us that this was going to happen. i hated soulja boy too.

Don't need to apologise for not buying it, if anything it should be the people who buy that bulls**t that should be apologising for supporting that garbage.
 8 years ago '05        #554
Wasted|M 26 heat pts26
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 8 years ago '09        #555
Lupe Hunter 79 heat pts79
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How is Hip Hop Dead When guys like:

Blu
Kanye
Lupe
B.o.B
Common
J.Cole
Wale
Jay Electronica
Curren$y
Drake

Nas even said that hip hop is not dead
 8 years ago '06        #556
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 8 years ago '06        #557
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its new era if don't like it its because you are older not in age but in music
 04-22-2010, 07:08 PM         #558
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i dont think hip hop is dead but i think rap is. hip hop is the lifestyle and culture. now a days every n*gga wit a computer tryin to rap about some bulls**t they aint livin. bootleggin has f**ked the record companies buti think an artist can do well if he doin shows. which brings me to my point , hip hop started underground from nothing, so i think its just goin down to an underground level where it will continue to evolve. just my 2 centz
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