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#1 Icker

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Posted August 05, 2008 - 12:11 PM

i the songs from hip hops hottest artist SUCK

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Posted August 05, 2008 - 12:16 PM

No, Hip-Hop is not dead. ;) @ Nas.

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Posted August 05, 2008 - 12:28 PM

Nah, there are tons of good songs still out there. You just got to find them. However the mainstream music is alright but I can see where some people might think it's dead.

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Posted August 05, 2008 - 01:14 PM

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Yup there's so many great, undiscovered artists that prefer to stay away from mainstream.

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Posted August 05, 2008 - 01:20 PM

Nah, there are tons of good songs still out there. You just got to find them. However the mainstream music is alright but I can see where some people might think it's dead.


Exactly.

Search hard enough and you will find it. With Mos Def and Talib Kweli back together and working on a new Blackstar album, Hip-Hop is far from dead. There are also a bunch of very good underground rappers who will not get as much recognition as the main stream guys. I admit most of the Hip Hop I listen to isn't from this decade but more from the 90's. It is very hard to find mainstream rap with meaning though.
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Posted August 05, 2008 - 01:22 PM

oops, didnt clarify it right, i'm saying that all the major record labels are killing hip hop, llil wayne, didnt even write one song in his entire album, like seriously if wayne wrote lollipop would i even be [expletive]ing bout this, its the big labels that are killing hip hops

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Posted August 05, 2008 - 01:24 PM

oops, didnt clarify it right, i'm saying that all the major record labels are killing hip hop, llil wayne, didnt even write one song in his entire album, like seriously if wayne wrote lollipop would i even be [expletive]ing bout this, its the big labels that are killing hip hops


Yep. Most mainstream rappers were once good, however, they get their big pay check, the record dictates them and they become a sell out.
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Posted August 05, 2008 - 02:38 PM

to be all honest, i thnk there trying to attract caucasions, cause you gotta listen to his songs, and look at all those pplz who bought his album, all my white friends bought his album

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Posted August 05, 2008 - 02:40 PM

oops, didnt clarify it right, i'm saying that all the major record labels are killing hip hop, llil wayne, didnt even write one song in his entire album, like seriously if wayne wrote lollipop would i even be [expletive]ing bout this, its the big labels that are killing hip hops

You just can't blame the major labels... blame the rappers, fans, BET/MTV, producers, radio DJ's, magazines, ect...

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Posted August 05, 2008 - 02:46 PM

that is true like souljaboy i can blame him cause its all him with the songs, but i cant blame li wayne for his music, cause i hope you all herd the his old songs, and his music now doesnt go with his style

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Posted August 05, 2008 - 02:50 PM

Mainstream lyrics are awful these days, atleast back in 97-98' they had dope rhymes.

Edited by popo, August 05, 2008 - 02:51 PM.

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Posted August 05, 2008 - 05:15 PM

Oh yeah, it's dead. When the "best" rapper makes no sense and half his words are gibberish and the hottest new rapper is some crippled clown than you now it's dead.

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Posted August 05, 2008 - 05:16 PM

It's not dead, the majority of it just sucks.

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Posted August 05, 2008 - 05:27 PM

Oh yeah, it's dead. When the "best" rapper makes no sense and half his words are gibberish and the hottest new rapper is some crippled clown than you now it's dead.

No, Hip-Hop is not dead. Hip-Hop is just not music. :clap:

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Posted August 05, 2008 - 05:30 PM

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Posted August 05, 2008 - 08:27 PM

Hip Hop as a whole is not dead. Radio rap is though

The underground is where you will find music with substance, the radio is where you will find mindless party songs

Edited by pkflyers, August 05, 2008 - 08:28 PM.


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Posted August 06, 2008 - 01:07 AM

"How can hip hop be dead,when Wu Tang is forever"-RZA :nervous:

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Posted August 06, 2008 - 01:13 AM

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Exactly, if you say Hip-Hop is dead... you're saying the culture is dead.

It's not dead... the culture is still great. :nervous:

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Posted August 06, 2008 - 01:15 AM

Its not dead its just harder to find.

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Posted August 06, 2008 - 01:20 AM

You just can't blame the major labels... blame the rappers, fans, BET/MTV, producers, radio DJ's, magazines, ect...


Exactly. The major labels just follow the money. They could care less whether or not what they are pushing is considered "real hip hop" or not as long as it makes them a profit. The artists, fans, and media are what dictate the quality of music. If the fans actually demanded quality from the artists that's what we would see. Unfortunately that's not the case though.




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