i feel your pain. there is so much bullshit out there that unless you know where to look you would never even know good hip-hop still exists. unfortunately most (not all) most of the newer generation/s only know this type of hip-hop. im all for a good party song and i like that hip hop has many genre's (party, lyrical, political, gangsta, underground, etc...) but shit like this is well........silly. we can thank MTV & Hot 97 for promoting this crap.
the good stuff is out there. and i think that hip hop is def making a comeback. i think that some people are getting tired of the poppin bottles, ridin 24's, auto tune crap. a reality check is def in order.
Rap is what you make it. You can say new rap suck because of soulja boy,OJ Da Juice, T pain. Or you can listen to Kid Cudi, Charles Hamilton, Slaughterhouse, Drake, Black Milk. Its up to you, what you want to listen to.
BUT, I will say this. Soulja Boy has my respect, not as an artist but as a business man. After becoming good friends with his DJ and meeting Soulja Boy I understand him now. He knows he is making shit music. But he knows hes gonna get paid for it. Maybe he doesnt have any integrity as an artist, but he is a damn good business man.
^^^because of that, that is why rap these days is so........
because so called "artists" put out shit music not to be creative but to make money. in my opinion that is the definition of a sellout.
im not the guy that listens to this crap and complains about it. i avoid it. but its sad that this has become the face of hip hop when there are so many better choices out there.
Seriosuly. Drake is the next big thing. So far so gone was great, and he is working on his studio album. Aside from music, in 10 years he wont even rap. He will be a famous actor, he is so well rounded.
He is also single handly changing lil wayne. Over the past few months Lil Wayne returned to his old self and put out some very good songs because of Drake.
yo, listen to Kings of Nazareth, skull and bomb society, and sands of eternity. you've probably never heard of them, but their deep as farakhan and keeping hip-hop real from the underground right now.
seriously though, MOST mainstream rappers have decent stuff, its just not on the radio.
Ludacris, Bun B, Jay-z, Kanye, Cam'ron, the clipse, etc (wait for it) even lil'wayne...all these mainstream artists have good songs. Some people act like snobs though, and when an artist is actually SUCCESSFUL, they player hate the shit out of them. i used to be like alot of kids in this thread, who only listen to music that has a message behind it, or is making some kind of commentary on how shitty hip-hop is right now. then i started listening to what actually sounds good. who cares what their actually saying, if it flows, i dont give a shit personally.