I don't even know who that idiot is. Hip-Hop has been "dead" for years. Too many jerk offs running around with chains blingin'...and their teeth...talking about bullsh*t. I can't even stand to listen to it anymore. It's ashame what that music has become....sad really. It angers me to see younger people these days in clubs, on the street...anywhere really, seeing how this crap (along with MANY other factors) has helped turned the youth of this country into f*cking selfish, materialistic, idiotic, and oblivious morons. Seeing this new so-called "hip-hop culture" is one of the reasons I don't go to clubs, I tend to easily get into trouble at those types of places (and no, it has nothing to do w/ alcohol). I could go on and on and on and on about this....but I won't. I will really end up just getting irritated.
I don't even call it Hip-Hop anymore, b/c it's NOT. Stick w/ the old school and you'll never be disappointed.
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-A Tribe Called Quest
-The entire Bootcamp Click
It's sad to see its current state. But, people are buying that ****. Buncha weirdos.
"hip-hop" today has nothing to do with what we called hip-hop in the early 90's, its an overpopulated market driven by money. I have to admit though, its alot easier on the ears than the early 90s junk.
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THose just came to mind. I wish that type of music was playing loud and proud..
Keep em coming BurghHardcore
Oh.. I have alot of that stuff on my playlist on youtube which I believe is publicly shared.. Always good to listen to while I work.
hip-hop" today has nothing to do with what we called hip-hop in the early 90's, its an overpopulated market driven by money
Yeah, that conclusion can easily be drawn from my first post. Maybe if you read through it harder, you could see that.
I have to admit though, its alot easier on the ears than the early 90s junk
Again, you do realize that hip-hop started way earlier than the early 90's, right? The early 90's is when "gangsta-rap" began to become more mainstream and popular. You bringing Tupac into this conversation leads me to believe that you are either confusing the two, or simply lumping them together into 1 genre. While it may be easy to do that, believe me, they are not the same type of music.
I will not judge you for your musical preferences. You can like today's crap more than the old school if you want, it makes no difference to me whatsoever. However, old school hip-hop brought people together. If the music wasn't bringing social issues to the forefront, it was bringing people together for a good time. Hip-hop today (a very loose translation) rarely does antyhing of the sort. For that reason ALONE, the music is worthless to me.
But, if you're a "club rat", then I could see why it's appealing...LOL
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There is hip-hop existent today that largely pays homage to the methods, techniques, and themes of this type of hip-hop - you just have to look for it. It is no longer "mainstream" and/or the 'dominant' form of hip-hop though.
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Good stuff Mullet, I'll have to check out some of that when I get home. I really like Atmosphere's stuff. Just about a week ago I borrowed a friend of mine's external hard drive and copied all of his music onto mine. I got about 30GB of music from him. He used to be a DJ here in Pittsburgh (still involved in the scene though) and I know he has a TON of stuff on there that will be good. I took a quick glance at it this weekend and while there is some familiar faces theres a lot of goodies that I've never heard.
Some other suggestions:
That is who I am into right now.
hip hop never lived...they took the brain of a schizo, and put it in a dead body that suffered from seizures, and gave it turrets. It was just the outcome of an ungodly abomination.