I think his legacy was tainted from him not writing his music, how Cube made him look, & the Dre dis too
I don't think Dre's diss had much to do with Eazy's legacy, it wasn't all that. Eazy didn't fell off, the nigga died.
I will co-sign the not writing his own material stuff though (even though Dre don't either).
Compared to everyone else, especially Pac & Big he has nothing on that level by himself, although he has contributed to great material.
I will say this tho... when Young Jeezy said "rappin ass niggas, you better do numbers" and people ran with it, that to me marked the beginning of the end of lyricism in the mainstream. You can say it started with 50, but at least he cosigned spitters that were primarily known for rapping. I wouldn't single out the south as a whole, but that particular generation of rappers led by Jeezy and Gucci definitely ushered in the era of rap where you didn't have to be lyrical. Proof: when Waka says "we don't wanna hear that dictionary rap" or some shit like that... then again, he's a fucking idiot in general anyway.
that was 2005 aka the dark ages of rap. Now in 2013, the lyrical cats sell the most and make the most money from bigger tours than their non-lyrical counterparts.
See this is my problem with alotta hip-hop fans. I agree with the overall point of the thread & the t/s, just to make it clear.
They get caught up in this cube were their point of view is what's right. You call 2005 the dark ages, right? With albums like,
"The Documentary" (The Game), "Late Registration" (Kanye West), "Be" (Common) - one of his most popular album aside from being critically aclaimed, "The B. Coming" (Beanie Sigel), "Trauma" (DJ Quik), "The Carter II" (Lil' Wayne), "The Massacre" (50 Cent) - album got mixed review, "Trill" (Bun B), "The Sound Of Revenge" (Chamillionaire), "Thug Motivation 101" - personally never liked Jeezy, but some did., "The Fundation" (Geto Boys) etc. were some of the albums that ruled mainstream 2005.
Underground/not mainstream/the rest? "A.W.O.L." (AZ), "The Minstrel Show" (Little Brother), "Slum Village" (Slum Village), "The Testament" (Cormega), "Put It On The Line" (Ghostface & Trife Da God), "The Surviving Elements" (Pete Rock), "After Taxes" (Sheek Louch), "Monkey Barz" (Sean Price) etc.
So if i argued your point with these albums & some that i didn't even include could you really call it the dark age of rap? See, for you it might be but what makes you think your opinon is law? Just cuz you disliked certain rappers/albums i should?
My point is i'm tired of people basing their opinion on hip-hop or music on memories of their own personal life. One of my favorite years in life related to music was 2001-2002 but that doesn't mean that those years were great/bad in hip-hop or everything after was trash. But i could've been like "that was the last great year(s) in hip-hop" just based off what i remember from those days even if it ain't reality like alotta people seem to do these days.
I think he's referring to the era of ringtone rap, where damn near every song had a dance. I'd say that started more around 60-07, which had its great moments too... but mostly, it was an awkward time in hip hop.
That's some young girl shit. They feel that they can get the guy they want and hope that he'll change overtime.
Older women knows what they want and what they will and won't tolerate.