What's up everyone. We are doing a contest with T.I. and we are giving away $1200 a day for the next 10 days. Just wanted to give you all a heads up.
https://www.allhiphop.com/ti

What direction is hip hop going?

LOLCL
LOLCL Members Posts: 1,039 ✭✭✭✭
edited September 2017 in The Reason
In 2009, hip hop was just coming off of the cusp of major label dominance, and evolving into the next era (call it whatever you want) where the internet played a massive role in deciding who would get on, up until the present day where it's now become the major role and being on a major label doesn't really mean much.

My question is, back in 2010-2013 we could clearly see the internet was going to bring us new independent artists outside of the realm of major labels that would push new content and sounds.
At the moment I'm unsure what's next for the genre, what do you think?
«1

Comments

  • 5th Letter
    5th Letter Black Identified Extremist Members, Moderators, Writer Posts: 37,068 Regulator
    Are you talking about mainstream or the genre as a whole?
  • LOLCL
    LOLCL Members Posts: 1,039 ✭✭✭✭
    Both honestly. Maybe I'll sound like an idiot saying this

    A few years ago when Sean came out, I'd consider him a good example of the first generation after major label decade and a half dominance. His back story was, he was a kid who rapped for Kanye and Yeezy liked him so he signed him to GOOD music when it was first created. He also had a big social media following, and showed a clear model artists could follow. His sound fit the period, and you were almost able to predict his next moves. One of his most positive traits was amount of content, and quality of it (which I thought was a big part of hip hop).

    With the current-gen rappers, I have no clue what's going to happen with most of them. Everyone comes and goes so quickly, and singles are becoming more important to the point of upcoming artists making mixtapes wasted their time doing it because it's out-dated.

    Like where will any of the 2017 rappers be in 2020? even though I didn't like Sean, I knew he'd be there in 2017.

    There seems to be a wave of single-driven music, which the last time I noticed it was when Hurricane Chris had his song out. Anyone seen Hurricane Chris? How about the other southern rappers who had crank that songs unrelated to Soulja Boy.
  • freethewave
    freethewave Members Posts: 3,218 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Where Stitches at?
  • Ear2DaSt
    Ear2DaSt STREET MILITARY till Infinity !!!! Members Posts: 10,480 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Well to be honest I see it going in the direction of .....
    maxresdefault.jpg
  • HafBayked
    HafBayked Members Posts: 16,248 ✭✭✭✭✭
    80's Rock N Roll w/ a lil WWF
  • fortyacres
    fortyacres Members, Moderators Posts: 4,480 Regulator
    HafBayked wrote: »
    80's Rock N Roll w/ a lil WWF

    yeah i think we are in the hair metal era of rap , where its more hedonistic.
  • fortyacres
    fortyacres Members, Moderators Posts: 4,480 Regulator
    HafBayked wrote: »
    80's Rock N Roll w/ a lil WWF

    yeah i think we are in the hair metal era of rap , where its more hedonistic.
  • dwade206
    dwade206 Members Posts: 11,558 ✭✭✭✭✭
    It's going in the junkie, mumbling, bisexual, pill popping, auto tune, monotone, rap/singing, destructive direction. I'll start purchasing music again when the next era comes. Shout out to K Dot and Cole though.
  • dwade206
    dwade206 Members Posts: 11,558 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 2017
    "The HtmLawed plugin doesn't have a plugin class."

    Wtf?!?
  • AggieLean.
    AggieLean. Sion Country ass nigga.Guests, Members, Writer, Content Producer Posts: 2,325 ✭✭✭✭✭
    That 🤬 and that snake
  • genocidecutter
    genocidecutter Members Posts: 17,825 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Mainstream wise mumble will dominate and then when people get bored of that another corny trend will rise. Shout out to horrorcore/wicked 🤬 scene though no corny gimmicks just killer lyrics.
  • 5 Grand
    5 Grand Members Posts: 12,869 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Mainstream wise mumble will dominate and then when people get bored of that another corny trend will rise. Shout out to horrorcore/wicked 🤬 scene though no corny gimmicks just killer lyrics.

    Its hard to believe that mumble rap can take over. I mean, how can you make a career mumbling?

    I heard Ha by Juvenile the other day. Dope song but I can't listen to an album like that.
  • black caesar
    black caesar Members Posts: 12,036 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Youtubers with a buzz are now going to be the new artist. Look at "Cash Me Outside". SMH
  • Fosheezy
    Fosheezy AKA Flying Wonders the Diamond Mind Members Posts: 3,204 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • Turfaholic
    Turfaholic It's not too complicated, but you're gonna need a bulletproof soul The Bay 2 Sin CityMembers Posts: 20,428 ✭✭✭✭✭
    HafBayked wrote: »
    80's Rock N Roll w/ a lil WWF





    The people who were in the early teens when this style was popular are recreating it. It's their favorite era.





    With Bay Area artist Nef The Pharoah, you can see his style is heavily influenced by Mac Dre and the Bling Bling Cash Money era. He's also sampling other styles that was popular in the early 2000s.

    Aka history repeating itself. It just sounds different.
  • Turfaholic
    Turfaholic It's not too complicated, but you're gonna need a bulletproof soul The Bay 2 Sin CityMembers Posts: 20,428 ✭✭✭✭✭
    HafBayked wrote: »
    80's Rock N Roll w/ a lil WWF





    The people who were in the early teens when this style was popular are recreating it. It's their favorite era.





    With Bay Area artist Nef The Pharoah, you can see his style is heavily influenced by Mac Dre and the Bling Bling Cash Money era. He's also sampling other styles that was popular in the early 2000s.

    Aka history repeating itself. It just sounds different.
  • Turfaholic
    Turfaholic It's not too complicated, but you're gonna need a bulletproof soul The Bay 2 Sin CityMembers Posts: 20,428 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Damn double post
  • trilladelic
    trilladelic Members Posts: 4,457 ✭✭✭✭✭
    What direction u ask?
    images%2F1500862276284-1500862511269-giphy+%287%29.gif

    Depends on whether u wanna follow..
  • shtoopid
    shtoopid Members Posts: 2,546 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Street rap is yelling and/Or mumbling with lots of adlibs, slightly offbeat flows

    Lots of sing rap

    Late 90s and early/mid 2000s tributes: bay rappers showing love to old school bay area and new orleans sound, la rappers sampling g funk grooves on mustard type beats, Bryson tiller and drake remixing damn near everything

    Afrobeat and dancehall fusions getting big

    Genres are merging: Conscious rappers merging classic hip hop styles with street, mumble, pop and sing rap. Producers adding everything from pop, to edm to Brazilian funk on trap beats. It's a lot going on.


  • rickmogul
    rickmogul IFNOTYNOT Members Posts: 1,961 ✭✭✭✭✭
    It'll continue 2 complete the cycle. Will take a few generations but dance, street knowledge, Political rap it'll all loop.
  • LOLCL
    LOLCL Members Posts: 1,039 ✭✭✭✭
    I thought I was crazy for noticing loops but it really is loops. Getting really tired of it. Just want something new.
  • sully
    sully Members, Writer Posts: 4,955 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Remember when we were laughing at Chief Keef? That 🤬 dun influenced a whole generation .
  • LOLCL
    LOLCL Members Posts: 1,039 ✭✭✭✭
    sully wrote: »
    Remember when we were laughing at Chief Keef? That 🤬 dun influenced a whole generation .

    Exactly my point. Imagine what lil pump is gonna influence? Kinda scared tbh and i'm a pretty open minded listener.
  • LOLCL
    LOLCL Members Posts: 1,039 ✭✭✭✭
    Fosheezy wrote: »
    white-people.gif?1301003321

    i bet this is how people see me at the night-club I work at

    Makes me glad DRAM gets more play than any mumble rapper though.