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Poll: What's the current state of hip hop? (59 member(s) have cast votes)

Hip-Hop

  1. Dead. (22 votes [36.07%])

    Percentage of vote: 36.07%

  2. Life Support. (22 votes [36.07%])

    Percentage of vote: 36.07%

  3. Doin alright. (11 votes [18.03%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.03%

  4. Alive and well, just misunderstood. (6 votes [9.84%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.84%

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#21 Junayd

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Posted March 17, 2009 - 12:08 AM

The Native Tounges!!!


I'm getting a feeling that the Cool Kids are gonna drive the stake through the heart of hip hop

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#22 JEN

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Posted March 17, 2009 - 01:39 PM

To keep it all simple: dead.

The reasons to how and why it's dead is quite obvious.

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Posted March 17, 2009 - 01:42 PM

Hip-Hop will never die because it's more than just music, it's a culture.

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Posted March 17, 2009 - 01:48 PM

Hip-Hop will never die because it's more than just music, it's a culture.


you're right.

but the mainstream sh_t that's "so hot" is slowly killing the music and distorting the culture.

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Posted March 17, 2009 - 01:54 PM

you're right.

but the mainstream sh_t that's "so hot" is slowly killing the music and distorting the culture.

You also need to think about other Hip-Hop music in other languages and other countries. They're still making good Rap music, but you just need to look for it.

Listen to satellite radio, internet radio, etc...

Hip-Hop always had pop music even in the 90's.

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Posted March 17, 2009 - 02:12 PM

You also need to think about other Hip-Hop music in other languages and other countries. They're still making good Rap music, but you just need to look for it.

Listen to satellite radio, internet radio, etc...

Hip-Hop always had pop music even in the 90's.


i was thinking mainly of the mainstream hip-hop that's so big in this present generation, the music they play on the radio that the people nowadays unfortunately view as "real" hip-hop.

of course the underground community still thrives. it's just too bad that these real emcees & producers get so little of the spotlight and that you really "need to look for" the good hip-hop that still is out there.

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they used to play de la soul, the pharcyde, tribe, etc. on the radio back then man. now you gotta listen to this sh_t on the radio, man i don't even know who they are cuz i don't listen to the radio, 3-6 mafia or t-pain or w/e. :nah:

Edited by androsays, March 17, 2009 - 02:16 PM.


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Posted March 17, 2009 - 05:04 PM

You also need to think about other Hip-Hop music in other languages and other countries. They're still making good Rap music, but you just need to look for it.

Listen to satellite radio, internet radio, etc...

Hip-Hop always had pop music even in the 90's.

agreed. If we went by generations, the ols heads hated the commercial success of the WEST COAST, especiall NWA and then Death Roww, but to all of us, that is what drew us in more. The same can be said of this generation. I mean i rememebr when the South was making "booty music" but Outkast grew up out of that. i think just b/c 50 cent isnt lyrical, or Souljah's Boys rhymes are juvenile, or Wayne is killing Autotune doesnt mean hat the culture is dead, its just changing and all music has its ups and downs. i rememeber when garth Brooks was holding the music game down.
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Posted March 17, 2009 - 05:33 PM

Didn't we have 3 threads like this already :lol:

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Posted March 17, 2009 - 05:35 PM

There's a thread like this every few months or so. I still see people breaking and stuff so it can't be.

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Posted March 17, 2009 - 05:38 PM

Didn't we have 3 threads like this already :lol:


thats what i was thinking..

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Posted March 17, 2009 - 05:39 PM

Underground is where it's at.. It's not dead it's hidden. You have to go find it.

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Posted March 17, 2009 - 05:49 PM

thats what i was thinking..

found one, look at how the posts differ, I personally want to delete ALL of my older posts :lol:
http://lakernation.c...p?showtopic=925

The Native Tounges!!!


I'm getting a feeling that the Cool Kids are gonna drive the stake through the heart of hip hop

The cool kids are my favorite Hip-pop group, the only hip-pop group I listen to, but what you say is true

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Posted March 17, 2009 - 05:50 PM

No Hip Hop is not dead. We have Soulja Boy...

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Posted March 17, 2009 - 05:52 PM

Most of the Lil Wayne fans are 16 and have no idea how great hip-hop was back then. Give them 3 lps. 2pac-All eyez on me, Biggie- Ready to die, Big Pun- Capital Punishment, and tell them to defend that crap he raps about to that.

Lil Wayne is a fab, he's nothing more, even the morons at my school agree that his lyrics are wack and I ask them why would you listen to him though. All they can say is becvause everyone else listens to him.

No Hip Hop is not dead. We have Soulja Boy...

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Posted March 17, 2009 - 06:44 PM

I don't know what real Hip-Hop is but if people older than me say it's dead then I guess it is. I'm a bigger fan of good music than I am "true, deep, lyricism."
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Posted March 17, 2009 - 08:16 PM

No Hip Hop is not dead. We have Soulja Boy...


hahah

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Posted March 17, 2009 - 08:27 PM

Underground is where it's at.. It's not dead it's hidden. You have to go find it.


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Posted March 17, 2009 - 08:41 PM

LMAO hip hop aint dead. There a [expletive]load artists out there that are ill that havent been heard of. As long as artists like Ya Boy, San Quinn, Zion i, Little Brother, Rock City, Clyde Carson, Messy Marv, Saigon, etc hiphop aliv .I dont know why yall are complaining about the radio or Wayne. Radio always got club songs, sure they had mo lyrical stuff on radio back in the day but radio is majority club hits and im not even a fan of Wayne but yall act like he the reason hip hop is dead? SMH, he aight, Wayne comes with fire at times and at other times sounds like a damn fool but if yall mad at hip hop blame the Yung Bergs, Soulja Boy, Boosie, and Fat joes

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Posted March 17, 2009 - 09:00 PM

But underground has lost a lot of following, imo. Back in the day, underground artists got mad love, but nowadays, the radio friendly [expletive] has gotten too big

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Posted March 17, 2009 - 10:23 PM

I just find what i like an the rest i don't really think about




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