Right now I'm sitting here, watching Belly (classic), and wondering when did rappers stop putting so much influence on portraying "thug life" in their music? I mean, of course the shit isn't completely played out, but back when I was growing up it seemed like most rappers were heavy on gangsterism. For instance, the so-called "leaders of the new school" like Cole, Kendrick, Wale, Drake, are not really on that shit to a heavy degree. Most of the shit is about selling drugs, but not killing niggas per say. I kinda think it was right around when College Dropout dropped, and kinda stole 50 cent's shine a little bit. What do you think?