Why are you expecting me to type up some fucking thesis statement on what I mean... nah nigga this is a hip hop forum. A few brief sentences or a paragraph or two will suffice. If you not understanding me from that I don't really care to delve into much further.
You know what those ghostface songs and shit were? Excellent songs, lazy production. You know what those songs talking about drugs and the sort back in the 90s and shit did? They highlighted the actions going on in the neighborhoods not promote the shit treating it like the newest trend. When niggas started glorifying violence in the music people were called out on it. We enjoyed it on some guilty pleasure shit but folks understood it was wrong.
Please do tell me though are you insinuating that there are no lines when it comes to this hip hop shit? B/c it damn sure seems that way. And if there are no lines then please do tell us what the hell a "genre" is.
Nas began to speak on this shit with his hip hop is dead movement but we soon after saw a revival of sorts when the class with Drake, Wale, Cudi, Cole, etc. entered the game around 2008-2009 (none of which are your 90s boom bap type artists).
1.This entire exchange would go against that point ...lol @underlined 2.If you simply articulate yourself well enough within those few sentences there should be no need for a dissertation ....unfortunately however ...every poster isn't created equal.... #noshots
So let me get this straight ....
Rapping about shooting niggas and doing drugs in '93 = being the CNN of the streets
Rapping about shooting niggas and doing drugs in '03 = glorifying bad behavior
...do I got this right? .... Cos you sounding like an apologist for normal hiphop related activity as to put one era in a better light than the other ..which I think is Wack....
And BTW.... ....Excellent Songs > Whatever other quantity you use to evaluate music
Umm idk what I wrote that lead you to believe there's no lines to hiphop ... But if we were to take it there I would say the truest essence of hiphop culture is to be able to express yourself in a creative fashion ...with that being said it would hard to put a "cap" on what acceptable vs non acceptable forms of expression are .... Now if we were talking about Rap (an element in hiphop culture) I would say that yes there are definately lines to that element in particular ... If a hiphop artist does a all ambiant noises album I don't think you should call that a "rap" or "hiphop" album if there's no aspect of the culture infused into it... But I don't really even know where your going with this question
to all you war and peace writing mulfuckas....
Fuck this thread.... I just saw DJango at a private screening... It was AMAZING....
moscatobae ... you saying this shit is a must see? ...i usually fuck with all tarantino projects but i must say that inglorious bastards kinda let me down a bit ... (i know thats probably unpopular)
Its his redemption film to inglorious bastards. It was well written and sam jackson stole the show.. def a must see