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#1 lakerfool

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Posted September 26, 2008 - 07:24 AM

Yeah yeah, we know there are great underground rappers that always get brought up whenever there is a 'hip hop is dead' thread, but is MAINSTREAM hip hop dead?

With garbage like Lil' Wayne out there singing about lolipops, and Kanye West talking about how rich he is in every song, I'm beginning to think so.
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Posted September 26, 2008 - 07:37 AM

Although I don't neccassirly like the song, Love Lockdown is not about how rich he is.

And if your sample size is going to be two rappers than it's not really a valid question.

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Posted September 26, 2008 - 07:39 AM

*yawn*

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Posted September 26, 2008 - 07:54 AM

who knows... i mean i may not have been keepin up with today's rap and hiphop but im sure i havent really heard much about anymore new music....

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Posted September 26, 2008 - 08:19 AM

I haven't listen to hip-hop/r&b radio for 5 years. In the 90's/early 2K radio stations use to play good songs. Now it's all the club stuff.

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Posted September 26, 2008 - 08:50 AM

Pretty much (to me). I like Jay-Z, Em, some Kanye, and some Nas. That's about it. Most of the time when I listen to mainstream hip hop/rap, it's old school Ice Cube, Dre, Snoop, etc.

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Posted September 26, 2008 - 10:25 AM

Hell no. The only people who say that aint lookin hard enough. Nas had a classic album on the mainstream market. Cube, The Roots, Game all had good albums recently

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Posted September 26, 2008 - 10:43 AM

Its not dead, its still on life support.

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Posted September 26, 2008 - 01:20 PM

You know it's dead when people like Souja Boy have their albums go platinum.

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Posted September 26, 2008 - 04:34 PM

Hell no. The only people who say that aint lookin hard enough. Nas had a classic album on the mainstream market. Cube, The Roots, Game all had good albums recently

And they play those guys how many times on the radio? Just about never.
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Posted September 26, 2008 - 04:35 PM

Made this thread already

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Posted September 26, 2008 - 04:35 PM

Although I don't neccassirly like the song, Love Lockdown is not about how rich he is.

And if your sample size is going to be two rappers than it's not really a valid question.

Who else should I mention?

That's all that's played in the mainstream radiostations and MTV.
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Posted September 26, 2008 - 04:43 PM

Nah it'll never die. It'll be dead when there's no music at all left. :rolleyes: Now that would suck.

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Posted September 26, 2008 - 04:54 PM

Although I don't neccassirly like the song, Love Lockdown is not about how rich he is.

And if your sample size is going to be two rappers than it's not really a valid question.

I like Kanye. But "Love Lockdown" is the wackest Kanye record i've ever heard.
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