what destroyed hip hop?

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  1. Flame
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    Its like one day I woke up seven years ago... And the thing was dead. All the music was uninspired all the same trash.

    Some people like to compare hip hop to pokemon, in that the 1st and 2nd gen was the best... And everything else was wack. But pokemon has used almost the same formula for 20 years or so.. But hip hop generally is not good anymore expect one song( schoolboy q - collard greens)...


    For me the thing that killed hip hop was all the "beef", people didn't focus on making good music but who they can beef with.
    The beats wasn't any good any more and everything had that goddamn auto tune crap.


    Did I grow up and the downgrading of people and hip hop culture just become too much for a full grown adult?

    What happened to hip hop in your opinion?
     
  2. Guild McCommunist

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    I have at least 3 good "hip hop" (I guess rap?) songs I've been listening to that came out this year:





     
  3. ShadowOne333

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    It killed itself.
    Committed suicide due to the senseless wanna-bes that made nothing but reckless lyrics.
     
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    I don't think of Pokemon as a comparison, because at least the changes they brought in their main games were necessary and nice. Easier breeding and such, things to appease a wide audience of kids (cute pokemon designs like Dedenne) and teens/adults (Garchomp). Hip Hop more or less sold out and put style over substance. I was listening to rap for a few years until 2007. I was introduced to metal music and dropped rap like a bad habit. At that point, there was nothing interesting about hip hop. Years later, my little sister would make me listen to songs she liked, some being hip hop, and it sounded awful. Worse than I last heard. Then while I walk the dog, I'd hear cars and houses blasting their rap music to obscenely loud volumes. It was terrible, it sounded the same too. I can't describe the beat and vocal style exactly, the best way would be "stop/start" rapping with a slow pace beat. The sampling game got worse, the old guard was fading away, some stayed and just became the opposite of what they were, ahem, Snoop Dogg. I used to like Kanye West for example, his music was unique, powerful, it was rap with a contemporary message. But then his music sounded tired, and his persona is fucking loathsome. That's another thing, celebrity and personality, "style" over substance, it's hard to listen to someone when they're douchebags. Even trying to listen to their songs, they sound like douchebags. Newer artists like Drake, I don't get why he's popular, his music sounds horrible. Lil Wayne always was annoying, but got more irritating. Nicki Minaj killed hip hop and the women's role in it, being the head of a new generation of sexploitative music. All of a sudden I hear this word called "twerk," and just shake my head.

    Not all hip hop today is bad, in fact I find it interesting that the ones I can listen to now, are from white people. Macklemore, Eminem, and there's always the underground scene. Still, I'm sticking to metal, that's more pure, and easy to sift through when something bad comes on, either from an established band (Metallica) or someone trying to pop up or commercialize their sound. Rap felt like a genre of hits, I never listened to a full rap album for instance. Meanwhile metal's a genre of albums, that just so happen to have hits and signature songs.
     
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    Best. Post. Ever.


    Expect liking metal.
     
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    If you listen to Macklemore you should just not listen to rap music in general.

    Dubstep is where the future is anyway. Or neo-New Wave, whatever you want to call all this new synth music.
     
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    Away from this shithole
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    Hip hop is dead due to the fact it has become over commercial-ized much .
    Just like rock

    At least we have decent rap like killer mike,Kendrick Lamar,rob sonic, el p, Aesop rock, RTJ, fashawn, bishop Nehru and others are all great current rappers who are making good music
     
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    It was me. I destroyed hip hop.
     
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    What destroyed hip hop?
    The death of 2Pac!
     
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    And biggie
    And big L
    And big pun
     
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    I think the GTA V soundtrack for Los Santos Radio is pretty on point. Rockstar is the future of hiphop.
     
  13. Hyro-Sama

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    Black People.

    There. I said it. Tension dispersed. You're welcome.
     
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    Wow so edgy... Maybe you should go back to listening to kkkpop..
     
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    B-but Tupac's alive!!

    What wrecked Hip-Hop? Lil Wayne.​
     
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    Jpop > Hip-hop

    U mad, m8?
     
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    I never liked Hiphop, it was shit and always has been shit same goes for Rap!!! DnB is the way to go and always has been, way better! Its massive in the states now, just a shame the states are a little to late getting into it but nevermind you can never be too late and also some of the events they hold over there are massive!
     
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    Why would I be mad?

    I don't like hip-hop anymore.. Why I created this thread.

    Last time I liked hip-hop a lot buttons was a thing on phones.
     
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    Slightly disappointed nobody mentioned Atmosphere. Love those guys.
     
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    I've never understood the attraction to Kanye West. This has been his only good song IMO.