Now in my opinion (this is solely my opinion so don’t put me on blast for saying this), Hip-Hop has taken a turn for the worse. This bothers me as a solid believer and advocate in bringing Hip-Hop back to the days where artists sounded different, producers made exclusive beats, lyrics were penned with accuracy and meant something and Hip-Hop meant something to the listener and left an impact.
What I hear on the radio now is the same generic stuff, the same electronic / dance induced beats, the same auto-tuned lyrics. This is not Hip-Hop the way I remember it.
Now, people may think I’m being a snob but I’m not. I won’t put you on blast for liking 50 Cent or Lil Wayne or other commercial artists but after a while hearing about the same thing over and over in their songs you have to think to yourself ; “is this all I want to hear?”
Hip-Hop will evolve and will continue to present new styles, which is what I love and I admire the fact that artists are trying something new and trying to break down boundaries by trying to mix in dance music with Hip-Hop or autotune it but, somewhere along the line the listener is going to think, “I don’t want to hear about this guy’s money or cars anymore and I don’t want to listen to this track that sounds exactly the same as the other artist’s before”.
Hip-Hop needs to change and artists that have a big grasp on the market need to set an example.
Just ponder this article and think about it.
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