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Posted 12/13/13 , edited 12/13/13
Not what it used to be and i was pretty big into. Recently since theres nothing of value imo in that genre of music today except for a select few on one hand, i transitioned to rock and havent regretted it since lol
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Posted 12/15/13
It's a fine genre, it's just a bit of an acquired taste. I don't judge music entirely by its genre, so I'm open to anything. There are plenty of nice rap songs and there are plenty of not-so-nice rap songs. I can think of quite a few I enjoy greatly.
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Posted 12/15/13
It hasn't been good in a while
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Posted 12/16/13
I would listen to Dr. Dre or old school Eminem over any of Lil Wayne or Drake's 'music'. Kanye West is tolerable when he's not being a complete douche acting like God.

All the new rap crap is just pathetic and doesn't compare to the 90's and early 2000's in my opinion.
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Posted 12/16/13
If you think rap music today sucks, you haven't checked out the underground scene. Most of mainstream rap sucks, yes, although even there you can find some exceptions.

To give just a few examples of names to check out, and a song I'd recommend as a first impression for each one: Hyperaptive (Lost Cause), K-Rino (The Meeting), Rhyme Asylum (This is Where), Illmaculate (Fear Itself, ft. Iron Solomon), Diabolic (Reasons). I don't know whether to classify Hopsin as underground or mainstream (somewhere between those two ), but I do recommend listening to his music (The Fiends are Knocking).

I'm certain there are a lot more out there, but I either don't know of them or remember them.

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Posted 12/16/13
Seems legit.
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Posted 12/16/13
TUP4C 4 LyF3
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Posted 12/17/13
Rap has it's moments. I love Tupac. I enjoy Immortal Techniques. The rap I like tends to sway with politics i.e Public Enemy. I occasionally find a song nowadays I like but it's rare. Now adays rap focuses on hoes, money, and drugs when back in the day rap was about chilling with the homies and making a living the only way a gangsta could. I enjoy Eminem's older stuff. So overall I think it's hit and miss more now adays then it used to be.
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Posted 12/18/13
I have explored pretty much every music genre, and I have to say the genre of Hip Hop / Rap has alot more downs than ups but the ups are really really good. I found that East Coast rap was more well written and more lyrically challenging.

This being said, I like eastern underground rap which doesn't break mainstream and change to appeal to a casual audience. Artist that fit this statement include Notorious BIG, Big Punisher and pretty much anyone associated with Army Of The Pharaohs (Demigodz, Jedi Mind Tricks and Outerspace).
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Posted 12/18/13 , edited 12/18/13

SamuraiNippon wrote:

Rap has it's moments. I love Tupac. I enjoy Immortal Techniques. The rap I like tends to sway with politics i.e Public Enemy. I occasionally find a song nowadays I like but it's rare. Now adays rap focuses on hoes, money, and drugs when back in the day rap was about chilling with the homies and making a living the only way a gangsta could. I enjoy Eminem's older stuff. So overall I think it's hit and miss more now adays then it used to be.


Im pretty sure hip-hop/rap always had references to drugs, sex, materialism, violence. Also regarding political/socially conscious material, try the new album by Killer Mike (R.A.P. Music ). Heck even the material from the Black Hippy collective (Ab-Soul's Longterm Mentality & Control System and Kendrick Lamar's Section.80 & Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City ) also tackle introspective themes. others I recommend are Big K.R.I.T. (Return of 4Eva & 4eva N a Day) and Blu (Below the Heavens, York , and Jesus)
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Posted 12/22/13
This pretty much sums it up for me http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtlM43Z3Okw
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Posted 12/22/13
I do like some of the modern rap, but the 90s is what I liked the most.
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Posted 12/29/13
Underground rap is the true rap
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Posted 12/30/13
I have to echo the underground sentiment. The same is true with most styles of music though. 98% of the mainstream crap you'd hear on the radio is absolute garbage, whether it's rap, rock, R&B, whatever. Glad someone here mentioned El-P. I'm a big fan of his, Ace Rock's, and pretty much all of the old Def Jux crew.
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Posted 1/2/14
Not much of a fan since quite a lot of them are about having sex (usually in a rough manner), drugs, and drive by shootings. There are a few that I have listened to and liked though.
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