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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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#41 MAMBA24ILL

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Posted March 18, 2009 - 12:04 PM

http://www.asklyrics...rics/118542.htm

Peep them lyrics. That's what hip-hop is to me and this was like a warning from way back. I can't listen to the radio and then complain about it. That makes no sense. But how many peeps would like to make up a dance and get rich off that ish? I don't think it's dead, just so low key now. When's the last time someone came out with MC attached to there name?

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Posted March 18, 2009 - 12:07 PM

http://www.asklyrics...rics/118542.htm

Peep them lyrics. That's what hip-hop is to me and this was like a warning from way back. I can't listen to the radio and then complain about it. That makes no sense. But how many peeps would like to make up a dance and get rich off that ish? I don't think it's dead, just so low key now. When's the last time someone came out with MC attached to there name?


'' Alot of rappers be like one time wonders
Couldn`t say a fly rhyme if there was one right under''

I always think of that line when i hear todays ish..
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#43 SaintNicholasVanExel

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Posted March 18, 2009 - 12:14 PM

As long as kids can download Pac and Biggie and Cube, hip hop will never die.

Mainstream modern is dust, though.

dig deep.

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Posted March 18, 2009 - 01:52 PM

As long as kids can download Pac and Biggie and Cube, hip hop will never die.

Mainstream modern is dust, though.

dig deep.

True. But how many are actually doing it?

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Posted March 18, 2009 - 04:37 PM

Hip hop aint dead, it lives underground. You cant complain about mainstream artist because their doing their thing to get paid they dont care about anything else or at what phase hip hop is at. If you want hip hop listen to underground music.
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#46 MAMBA24ILL

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Posted March 19, 2009 - 11:03 AM

'' Alot of rappers be like one time wonders
Couldn`t say a fly rhyme if there was one right under''

I always think of that line when i hear todays ish..

Mines are
"And you`d be happy as hell to get a record deal
Maybe your soul you`d sell to have mass appeal"

"And they all know how I feel
Cause suckers be like playin themselves to have mass appeal"

Those are so true today

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Posted March 19, 2009 - 07:35 PM

Hip-hop's not dead.....its still out there. As long as guys like Little Brother, Blue Scholars, Procussions, Panacea, MF DOOM, etc. are still making records it it'll still be alive. Just because some dumbasss record executive decided to give guys like Plies and Young Berg deals doesn't mean the whole industry is dead. My biggest issue is with what is considered "hip hop" by some people. Lil Wayne (at least his recent stuff) isn't hip hop, its pop music with rapping layered over it. There's a pretty strong underground scene going on right now and honestly its not as hard to find as some people make it out to be. Just because something is labeled as "underground" doesn't mean you can only find it at obscure record shops or through other fellow hip hop heads. The problem isn't that the music isn't available, its just that people aren't looking for stuff like that as much anymore.

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Posted March 20, 2009 - 01:44 PM

I'll add to, lol.
Nas-I am
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Posted March 20, 2009 - 09:05 PM

I say Hip Hop today is alright. Nothing compared to 15-17 years ago.

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Posted March 20, 2009 - 09:31 PM

it's dead

the fact that you have to go out of your way and LOOK for good music (via underground) should tell you the state it's in

10 years ago you didn't have to go far to hear ok music, you could just turn on the radio and listen, now i have to put up with lil wayne "prom queen" or some other BS


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Posted March 20, 2009 - 10:36 PM

I think it's a big difference between good music and good lyricism. I'm a bigger fan of music that I enjoy listening to or dancing to than I do sitting in a dark room bobbing my head saying "damn, this man is a lyrical genius."

Obviously this "new" Hip-Hop is being heavily influenced by the South, but I think it has a lot to do with the past. During slavery slaves had to sing songs to keep their spirits up during the difficult times. So for them it was more of a way to escape and enjoy themselves (as well as the harmony type songs). That's exactly what we're about now, music that's easy on the ears and that we can have fun with.
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Posted March 20, 2009 - 10:44 PM

Hip Hop ain't dead. This man is the future of hip hop.



What's your problemmm guyyyy?!?

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Posted March 20, 2009 - 10:48 PM

Soulja Boy is irrelevant. He's admitted already that the music he makes isn't true Hip-Hop. He does him, meaning club songs.
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Posted March 21, 2009 - 02:30 AM

Soulja Boy admitted his stuff ain't hip hop? Good. Next on the list: Lil Wayne.

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Posted March 21, 2009 - 03:04 AM

Tupac is and was hip-hop as long as he is remembered, hip-hop is alive. However, when he rises again and puts his face out to public hip-hop will again be in the limelight led by the Malcolm X of our culture.

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Posted March 21, 2009 - 06:57 AM

Soulja Boy admitted his stuff ain't hip hop? Good. Next on the list: Lil Wayne.



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Posted March 21, 2009 - 10:27 AM

Dre's gonna revive the Hip-Hop ! Rap's Renaissance is close !

#58 L.A.K.E.R

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Posted March 21, 2009 - 11:46 AM

Soulja Boy admitted his stuff ain't hip hop? Good. Next on the list: Lil Wayne.



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Posted March 21, 2009 - 02:50 PM

Hip Hop ain't dead. This man is the future of hip hop.



What's your problemmm guyyyy?!?

Lol, I thought this was funny. :lol:

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Posted March 21, 2009 - 10:40 PM

like Nas would say...hip hop is deeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaadddddddddd.
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