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Something I Want Everyone To Think About(Tyrese Speaks)

sapp08_2001sapp08_2001 #SawseSan DiegoPosts: 7,326 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited May 19 in The Reason
Tyrese says In yet another Instagram post, this time concerning what he’s witnessed lately from the industry circle, the Baby Boy actor speaks to the cloning crisis he believes has taken over. The photo of two monkeys with the old “monkey see, monkey do” adage complements his thought-provoking caption.

“People wonder why they ain't winning in music,” he writes. “Simple answer… most look, sound and go about everything their doing IN music the same… It's HARD to outshine copies… It's called copies for a reason.”

Previously, Tyrese opened up about his thoughts on the “identity crisis” in the elite music circle as well. Pinpointing Lil Uzi Vert, the rapper rock star boy wonder, he declared that he just couldn’t get down with the current shift of the industry. As for his latest sentiments, he’s shedding more light on why he’ll be titling his next album IDentity Theft.

“I can't tell who's producing or singing or rapping WHAT these days cause everyone and everything sounds the same… I hit a club — look to my left and right — everyone is dressed the same...”

Something I Want Everyone To Think About(Tyrese Speaks) 30 votes

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  • sapp08_2001sapp08_2001 #Sawse San DiegoPosts: 7,326 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • LUClENLUClEN Absence makes the heart grow fonder of someone else Posts: 20,404 ✭✭✭✭✭
    It's hard to be innovative, but greatness demands it
    The rapper from linkin park would body the dudes in the xxxtentacion cypher
  • Focal PointFocal Point Kushite descent... wandering child from Meru of Old TrentonPosts: 16,216 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I agree in the commercial aspect, however you can find originals music if you look
  • LcnsdbyROYALTYLcnsdbyROYALTY King of Myself Posts: 12,650 ✭✭✭✭✭
    He ain't speaking nothing but tha real
    Young Stef
  • BetaBeta Posts: 63,797 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 21
    Hey if everybody buying into the hot sound nobody gonna go listen to your shit if it's not that

    You have to be really good to be different and stand out and have ppl listen to you. But for every person that's really good there's 60 that are mediocre


    Young Stef
  • MeekMonizzLLLLLLe14MeekMonizzLLLLLLe14 Posts: 15,229 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Longevity in the modern game is about having a unique movement and being a person people respect. You can sound like other cats in the game and still have a movement and following. Case in point is Logic. He sounds like other rappers flow wise at time but homie killed it on the charts and been touring well for a few years.

    Drake sounds like other rappers at the same time but he has a movement for his music.
  • amitwizzyamitwizzy Posts: 3

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  • amitwizzyamitwizzy Posts: 3
    I love all the songs see more here... http://www.osheytv.tv/
  • bigbird_1bigbird_1 Posts: 957 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Shit that be on the radio be sounding like one long continuous ass song
  • sapp08_2001sapp08_2001 #Sawse San DiegoPosts: 7,326 ✭✭✭✭✭
    qawshun wrote: »
    Yup even with the r&b now the shit trap soul, so these half singing niggas can get their lil raps off and cross dress. I really hope jay nas kiss and fab, drop at the same time. Hell get some good real r&b acts in on it. The sound needs to be broken up imo.

    Ik man. R&B still has some good artists but on the mainstream shit its pretty much Pop
  • KINGECKINGEC Posts: 7,754 ✭✭✭✭✭
    He's speaking the truth. I've been saying this for a few years now.
  • CashmoneyDuxCashmoneyDux Posts: 10,699 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Nahhh.... There's so much more to it than all he said

    Like someone else mentioned, the only niggas moving units are not those niggas who all sound the same, but Kdot, Cole and Kendrick, and other artists who have crafted their own sound (logic, Joey badass, etc)

    But there is a problem that none of these new niggas know their history


    Top 10:
    Jay Electronica
    MF Doom
    Lil B
    Verbal Jint
    Wretch 32
  • aneed123aneed123 Posts: 23,145 ✭✭✭✭✭
    its become cookie cutter... add in most these cats are in the game to make money where back in the day guys cared about their craft and used it to make money.
  • AZTGAZTG Posts: 6,925 ✭✭✭✭✭
    so glad I grew out of the age of caring what cats do man.
  • silverfoxxsilverfoxx Posts: 11,454 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I agree with what hes saying across all genres. Back in the day everyone damn near had their own distinct sound and style to their craft. Fast forward to now The Producers/Artists sound identical. Not just from the flow, the style, the subject matter, the beats, etc. And then they wonder why we dont buy the product.

    As a Producer, the hardest conflict is trying to bring something new to the table when trying to get new listeners ears, while remaining relevant to the times.

    I been producing for not too long, but my intention is to ALWAYS standout and have my own thing going, ironically is subconscious pressure to not be "too weird" or different because I understand folks ears and attention span is shortened based on the microwave era we are all in ATM. At the end of the day, folks want change, but fear the unknown until it's validated by trends or crowds. That's why niggas buy fake views, hype man's, and bloggers, all for validation of something that's hard to grasp. It's in everything, food, music, art, fashion.

    Ex. Let one of these IC niggas market that dirty Jean jacket and pants collection as expensive dope clothing, but when a name markets it, people subconsciously find value in it. That's why niggas like Lil Uzi vert are winning, and others are trying to do their same thing to win.

    We need to support different artists, fashion designers, music, etc to restore balance. And stop fearing the New.
  • silverfoxxsilverfoxx Posts: 11,454 ✭✭✭✭✭
    bigbird_1 wrote: »
    Shit that be on the radio be sounding like one long continuous ass song

    One ass continue song where no one raps anymore, all rappers are harmonizing autotune singers, who say shit to bounce of the real stars (the producers/DJs) beats to make it more "lit" or for niggas to hit them folks too and for how to twerk too.

    Until people really support artists that really craft shit, nothing is gonna change. Y'all can hope all y'all want, shit is gonna get worse, until niggas gonna be calling Young thug the OG, and saying he wasn't that bad, because future rappers are gonna be so unbearable the standard of hip hop will be similar of Brazilian pop, just looping and not saying shit, because fuck it, it's lit! Who give a fuck about lyrics? Hoes ain't trying to hear that shit! It's a cycle brother. It's called getting old and growing up.
  • MD_PROPER MD_PROPER Way too many Tommy's not enough Ghosts.. Posts: 1,497 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • DR. JEKDR. JEK Posts: 5,234 ✭✭✭✭✭
    In all honesty though the music biz has been about over doing trends for the better part of a decade in a half. Lol @ Tyrese, Nigga tryna be all thought provoking about an old ass problem
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