Main Problems with the Rap today.
1.Image and buzz over rapping
If anything is killing hip hop its the idea that rappers shouldn't be rapping and just creating buzz with an image or gimmicks or gossip. This aint no fucking hollywood magazine, hip hop heads would rather hear a scandal than a hot 16 these days SMH
2. The Music focus
rappers use to be good because they were good, not because of an album packed with collabos with non hip hop artists, or singing or dancing or any of that shit.
If a rapper uses a hip hop instrumental to spit over, its a 'wack beat' but if its a dubstep or a euro industrial then its HOT, its like the fans are trying to make hip hop LESS hip hop.
3. Fan culture
Hip Hop fans download hip hop, they dont pay for it, mainly for the reasons given above, the only people who buy hip hop are die hard members of a particular fanbase or more likley the POP crowd, so its no wonder the labels are forcing rappers to make pop music.
4. The 'Hater' Defense
Rappers arent allowed to call each other wack anymore, they might say 'some rappers these days are wack' but they wont say any names, and even worse if they are asked about a rapper they dont like they will still co sign them saying 'they are doing their thing' or 'they respect their hustle' apart from DMX talking honestly about Drake, ross and jeezy
rappers have nothing to worry about in terms of critisczm in the scene. They can keep spitting wack and if anyone calls them out on it... HATER HATER HATER until the comments die down.
Admittidley this isnt really new, but its still something that is abused a LOT. if someone does something hot in hip hop. then you will get 6 or 7 knock off clones trying to re create that same buzz. Its fucking upsetting.
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