It cannot be argued: 90s Hip-Hop/Rap is better than the current one

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#1 Posted by sonic1564 (3265 posts) -

Here's what we got in the 90s:

Tupac

The Notorious B.I.G./Biggie Smalls

Eazy E

Eminem

Dr. Dre

90s Jay-Z

 

Now there is this

Lil Wayne

Drake

Nicki Minaj

Soulja Boy

Kanye West

Current Jay-Z

There are more on both sides, but you get. What happened to real Hip-hop/Rap? There were really good ones to crap ones. Will this be the end of the genre?

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#2 Posted by Chutebox (43464 posts) -

rap/hip-hop has been absolute **** for the last 12 years.

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#3 Posted by MetalDogGear (825 posts) -

Here's what we got in the 90s:

Tupac

The Notorious B.I.G./Biggie Smalls

Eazy E

Eminem

Dr. Dre

90s Jay-Z

 

Now there is this

Lil Wayne

Drake

Nicki Minaj

Soulja Boy

Kanye West

Current Jay-Z

There are more on both sides, but you get. What happened to real Hip-hop/Rap? There were really good ones to crap ones. Will this be the end of the genre?

sonic1564

You act as if rap has always been good It's the same thing with classic rock. For every Beatles or Led Zeppelin, there were 10 One Directions

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#4 Posted by Abbeten (3140 posts) -
itt dude listens to radio and determines that it encompasses the entirety of the genre also kanye west is a better artist than biggie, tupac, and a lot of eminem
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#5 Posted by lo_Pine (4978 posts) -
[QUOTE="Abbeten"]itt dude listens to radio and determines that it encompasses the entirety of the genre also kanye west is a better artist than biggie, tupac, and a lot of eminem

Lol Kanye West. You must be trolling.
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#6 Posted by Obviously_Right (5331 posts) -

itt dude listens to radio and determines that it encompasses the entirety of the genre also kanye west is a better artist than biggie, tupac, and a lot of eminemAbbeten

^ This.

TC seems keen to flaunt his idiocy in OT as well as SW now.

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#7 Posted by KiIIyou (27180 posts) -
I like 80's morely more.
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#8 Posted by MetalDogGear (825 posts) -

[QUOTE="Abbeten"]itt dude listens to radio and determines that it encompasses the entirety of the genre also kanye west is a better artist than biggie, tupac, and a lot of eminemObviously_Right

^ This.

TC seems keen to flaunt his idiocy in OT as well as SW now.

Kanye West is an idiot.
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#9 Posted by gamah_killah (13020 posts) -
The culture's not as lively as it used to be I guess.
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#10 Posted by Gamefan1986 (1325 posts) -

Rap/Hip-Hop has sucked forever.

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#11 Posted by Perfect_Blue (30446 posts) -

>lists Dr. Dre and Eazy E as examples
>leaves out Ice Cube

lol

Anyway, not really. Sh1tty thread am sh1tty 

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#12 Posted by muffincakes87 (3913 posts) -

lol You obviously don't know much about rap if you think the genre is going to die or "end." Even someone who dosen't listen to rap at all can tell you that.

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#13 Posted by soulless4now (41388 posts) -

rap/hip-hop has been absolute **** for the last 12 years.

Chutebox
So true and even the rappers that were popular during the 2000s are pretty much irrelevant now.
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#14 Posted by MetalDogGear (825 posts) -
[QUOTE="Chutebox"]

rap/hip-hop has been absolute **** for the last 12 years.

soulless4now
So true and even the rappers that were popular during the 2000s are pretty much irrelevant now.

Says the man with the sailor moon sig and D/P
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#15 Posted by DaJuicyMan (3557 posts) -

If you count Eminem as a 90s artist you have to count lil wayne too

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#16 Posted by Abbeten (3140 posts) -
[QUOTE="lo_Pine"][QUOTE="Abbeten"]itt dude listens to radio and determines that it encompasses the entirety of the genre also kanye west is a better artist than biggie, tupac, and a lot of eminem

Lol Kanye West. You must be trolling.

no i'm totally serious as a person he may be a total assclown and some of his more recent stuff is substandard but at his peak, he was (and maybe still is) an incredible artist
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#17 Posted by MgamerBD (17550 posts) -
>Kendrick Lamar >Ab Soul >Joey Badass >Big Krit >Action Bronson >Kanye West >Cyphi the Prince All disagree.
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#18 Posted by JML897 (33134 posts) -

lmao this thread.

Gotta love suburban kids who listen to the radio for 10 minutes and come to the conclusion that rap sucks today

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#19 Posted by gamah_killah (13020 posts) -

lmao this thread.

Gotta love suburban kids who listen to the radio for 10 minutes and come to the conclusion that rap sucks today

JML897
They probably don't even know what's a mixtape.
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#20 Posted by lo_Pine (4978 posts) -
[QUOTE="Abbeten"][QUOTE="lo_Pine"][QUOTE="Abbeten"]itt dude listens to radio and determines that it encompasses the entirety of the genre also kanye west is a better artist than biggie, tupac, and a lot of eminem

Lol Kanye West. You must be trolling.

no i'm totally serious as a person he may be a total assclown and some of his more recent stuff is substandard but at his peak, he was (and maybe still is) an incredible artist

Whatever album the song "Gorgeous" was on was pretty good I admit.
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#21 Posted by Abbeten (3140 posts) -
[QUOTE="lo_Pine"][QUOTE="Abbeten"][QUOTE="lo_Pine"] Lol Kanye West. You must be trolling.

no i'm totally serious as a person he may be a total assclown and some of his more recent stuff is substandard but at his peak, he was (and maybe still is) an incredible artist

Whatever album the song "Gorgeous" was on was pretty good I admit.

My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy which as a cohesive piece of work was among the best of the decade
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#22 Posted by JML897 (33134 posts) -

I mean, you could certainly make the argument that 90's hip-hop was better than it is today. Outkast, A Tribe Called Quest, Nas, Wu-Tang, Jay-Z, Tupac, Biggie, UGK, and many others were all dropping classic albums in the 90s. If I compared hip-hop today to hip-hop in the 90s I would probably lean towards the 90s too.

But at the same time to cherry-pick some of the most celebrated rappers from the 90s and then to pick some of the more hated rappers of today to compare the two eras is being misleading. You can't use Soulja Boy as an example of hip-hop today unless you also use Vanilla Ice as an example of hip-hop in the 90s.

Plus, Eazy E is probably the most overrated rapper of all time.

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#23 Posted by hiphops_savior (8444 posts) -
90s Hip-hop is considered the Golden Age for a reason.
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#24 Posted by bobaban (10560 posts) -
Should be obvious. Rap have evolved more into sing-songs.
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#25 Posted by soulless4now (41388 posts) -
[QUOTE="soulless4now"][QUOTE="Chutebox"]

rap/hip-hop has been absolute **** for the last 12 years.

MetalDogGear
So true and even the rappers that were popular during the 2000s are pretty much irrelevant now.

Says the man with the sailor moon sig and D/P

Silly boy, not everyone on GS is male. Get with the times. You don't even seem to like rap so I'm not sure why you're in here trying to troll this thread.
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#26 Posted by Wolfetan (7522 posts) -

Rap/Hip-Hop has sucked forever.

Gamefan1986
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#27 Posted by austi722 (452 posts) -

You can say Rap is crap all day but in the end its your opinion and thats what you think.

Raps not dead and won't die for awhile. Also Nicki's pretty much a pop star nowadays. 

What the majority likes will stay relevant and popular

What the minority likes will be underground and less heard or irrelevant and unpopular. I like rap nowadays, I mostly listen to Trap music.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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#28 Posted by MetalDogGear (825 posts) -
[QUOTE="MetalDogGear"][QUOTE="soulless4now"]So true and even the rappers that were popular during the 2000s are pretty much irrelevant now. soulless4now
Says the man with the sailor moon sig and D/P

Silly boy, not everyone on GS is male. Get with the times. You don't even seem to like rap so I'm not sure why you're in here trying to troll this thread.

Oh, my bad. And I like some rap
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#29 Posted by MetalDogGear (825 posts) -

You can say Rap is crap all day but in the end its your opinion and thats what you think.

Raps not dead and won't die for awhile. Also Nicki's pretty much a pop star nowadays. 

What the majority likes will stay relevant and popular

What the minority likes will be underground and less heard or irrelevant and unpopular. I like rap nowadays, I mostly listen to Trap music.

 

 

 

 

 

 

austi722
Everyone likes rap. Or else you wouldn't see white kids on youtube trying it.
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#30 Posted by Reed_Bowie (506 posts) -
Good Hip Hop Artists of Today: Kendrick Lamar Aesop Rock Kayne West Killer Mike Death Grips Lil B A$AP Rocky
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#31 Posted by VanHelsingBoA64 (5455 posts) -

>lists Dr. Dre and Eazy E as examples
>leaves out Ice Cube

lol

Aljosa23

for real

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#32 Posted by TAMKFan (33269 posts) -

I never really been a fan of hip hop/rap in general.

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#33 Posted by tocool340 (21186 posts) -
80's were nearly better than the 90's in my opinion. But many rappers post 00's era were creative in their lyrics and overall style. There are only a handful rappers around today that really have their own identity and rap/sing about things beyond the current stereotype of rap music like money, b1tches, hoes, drugs, and guns....
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#34 Posted by thegerg (18397 posts) -
Yes, it can be argued. You seem to be very confused.
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#35 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -
I agree.
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#37 Posted by WiiCubeM1 (4735 posts) -

How can it be better if it was never good to begin with?

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#38 Posted by Fightingfan (38011 posts) -

You guys take things too seriously.

 

I like BrickSquad-- it's mosh pits and black people-- it's brilliant.

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#39 Posted by applesxc47 (10761 posts) -

Cunninlynguists, Tonedeff, Dalek and Immortal Technique.

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#40 Posted by comp_atkins (34681 posts) -
ITT: my opinion is reality!!!
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#41 Posted by Rattlesnake_8 (18452 posts) -
Kanye West is an idiot.
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#42 Posted by Zombiekiller360 (389 posts) -

Kendrick Lamar case closed. You bring up soulja boy I laugh at you. :lol:

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#43 Posted by -Tish- (3624 posts) -
The genre is doing just fine. If anything it's the liveliest it's been in years with the blossoming of K Dot and his Black Hippy crew. Can't forget Joey Bad.
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#44 Posted by cheese_game619 (13317 posts) -
why would say it cant be argued when you clearly know nothing about the subject at hand
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#45 Posted by DaBrainz (7917 posts) -
I really have a preference for the 80s.
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#46 Posted by supa_badman (16714 posts) -

Vanilla Ice

 

More embarassing than any of the sh!tty rappers out right now

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#47 Posted by iloverikku11 (11039 posts) -

I personally think hip-hop is more interesting now than it has been in the past, but that's just me. You just have to get off the radio or out of the club to find it.

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#48 Posted by Godly_Cure (4293 posts) -
I think it depends on what you listen to really.