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90's rap versus today's rap?

Posted Jul 20, '14 at 3:59am

McSwagga

McSwagga

53 posts

IMO I think 90s rap was WAY better than today's rap just because rappers like Tupac, The Notorious B.I.G, NWA, etc, (honestly I prefer west coast rap, but that's for another time)

Today's rap is about fashion, money, drugs, women, and who has the biggest (yeah...)

Which rap do you think is better? 90s rap or today's rap. I'd like to hear your opinions.

 

Posted Jul 20, '14 at 3:48pm

Jefferysinspiration

Jefferysinspiration

3,230 posts

I prefer 90s rap lyrics, but modern beats.
Also, not *all* modern rap is about those listed, there's still some pretty amazing lyrics, and if you take into consideration the underground scene you have some pretty deep material.

 

Posted Jul 20, '14 at 6:20pm

McSwagga

McSwagga

53 posts

Jeffrey you have a good point modern beats are pretty good, but the lyrics are terrible (with the exception of Eminem, who actually has good beats AND lyrics)

The chance of finding good lyrics these days is quite rare but its there.

 

Posted Jul 21, '14 at 3:44pm

SportShark

SportShark

1,104 posts

I like 90's rap better. Today's rap just seems so prerecorded and has none of the thought or effort put into it like in the golden age. I agree with you that Shady is the exception to this rule though.

 

Posted Jul 21, '14 at 4:06pm

Seashark001

Seashark001

621 posts

I wasn't alive to hear 90's rap, but i must say I enjoy 60% of modern rap, both lyrics and beat. I know Eminem released two albums in the late 90's. These were:

Infinite: 1,000 total sales
Slim Shady LP: 19,000,000 total sales

 

Posted Jul 21, '14 at 4:22pm

thepyro222

thepyro222

2,236 posts

A friend of mine put it to me like this:
When you talk about the older rappers, they had something to talk about, like growing up in the streets, getting shot at, drama like that. Now Snoop Dog's kid is rapping. What does he have to rap about? he was born in the lap of luxury. The problem is that people don't care about what music means anymore. It doesn't matter as long as the beat is something for *****s to shake their ***** to.

 

Posted Jul 21, '14 at 10:49pm

pangtongshu

pangtongshu

9,948 posts

Today's rap is about fashion, money, drugs, women, and who has the biggest (yeah...)

ITT: Let's ignore any other rapers that aren't the ones shoved down our face by mainstream media

"Modern rap" (aka mainstream rap) is what it is because it follows the interests of the populace

p.s. Eminem is good but grossly overrated


last edited Jul 21 2014 10:49 pm by pangtongshu
 

Posted Jul 22, '14 at 12:09am

samiel

samiel

424 posts

Watsky, Dumbfoundead, Big Wax, Ray William Johnson doesn't anymore but you can still find YourFavoriteMartian on youtube. This is what gives me hope for rap. You should listen to songs like "We can't all be Heroes" "Limousine"
"NEED" or "Doin Damage" by Wax. "Wounded Healer" "Strong as oak" "Moral of the Story" or "Sloppy seconds" By Watsky, Trust me the name is makes it sound way worse than it is. "Alien." or "Take over the World" by YourFavoriteMartian. "Clear" "Bubba Kush" "Are we There Yet?" and "Growing young." By DFD (DumbFounDead)
Most of these guys have done colaberations. Wax and Watsky, Watsky and DFD, YFM and DFD, YFM and Wax. You should listen to "Walking in the Rain." A Wax and DFD colaberation listed under the name Clockwise. "Give a Hater a Hug." a Wax and Watsky collaberation. That's really all I have to say but really though the best ones are "We can't all be Heroes" "Wounded Healer." "Are we There Yet?" "Growing Young." "Alien" and "Walking in the Rain."

 

Posted Jul 22, '14 at 10:31am

Jefferysinspiration

Jefferysinspiration

3,230 posts

Watsky is definitely a good example !

Nobody cares is absolutely unreal. Though in a lyrical sense, not beat sense.
Suppose that's what matters though.

 

Posted Jul 28, '14 at 11:14am

wflag10

wflag10

1,315 posts

I think they are both good honestly, I can listen to both Chief Keef and 2pac within the same hour. The way I see it, don't listen to rap for the lyrics, listen for the beats. Besides, in my opinion the lyrics are the exact same from both time periods of rap. Maybe with a little variance but they both have the same feeling.

 
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