posted on Jan, 2 2009 @ 09:25 PM
Every genre does have it's flaws, and I would also like to state that in some instances racism is involved, but overall, I would say that rap has
devolved into something atrocious and beyond repair.
When I was growing up "gangsta rap" was new and very popular. I was an avid listener of Tupac, Dre, Ice Cube, Snoop, Geto Boys, Scarface, etc, etc.
I loved it all, and despite the overtly violent and shocking nature of the lyrics, they all had a story to tell. Often times they had important social
commentary in their songs. The songs were a means of catharsis, a way to express they way they felt about their situations in a nonviolent, positive
way, even if they were rapping about situations that were by nature extremely violent.
You do not see that these days. What you get instead is a bunch of immature, decadent, losers that grow fame based on their over blown egos as opposed
to hard work and talent. They use beats we have all heard many times over the last twenty years. Those that are acclaimed are only acclaimed because
they are better than the rest of the pack, not because they have something special to offer. Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Lil John, and the rest are nothing
put a pale reflection of what hip hop used to be about.
As much as rock has been circling the bowl the last few years. I would have to say that rap is already been flushed and is currently residing rather
happily in the sewer, and frankly at this point, it's probably where it belongs.
[edit on 2-1-2009 by Osiris1953]