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hip hop at the moment....

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by HOVIE, Oct 16, 2003.

  1. HOVIE

    HOVIE Member

    Joined: Sep 12, 2003 Messages: 675 Likes Received: 1
    what are your views on hip hop at the moment??......i think it fuckin sucks..........theres not many people who makin good stuff nowadays.....im sure almost everyone feels this way but i just wanted to know other peoples views........
  2. colour

    colour Member

    Joined: Feb 3, 2002 Messages: 906 Likes Received: 0
    Lyrics Born keeps hope alive.

    BIGBLUE Senior Member

    Joined: Jul 4, 2003 Messages: 1,667 Likes Received: 0
    Hmm .Well I went down to Miami this weekend to check out the Source Awards. The atmosphere was not what I expected. The major labels were not out in full force taking advantage of the opportunity to market product. Hoes like Lil Kim and Goons like Jadakiss were freely walking the streets un-noticed. There had to be hundreds of thousands of people who migrated to Miami just to be in this atmosphere.

    I don't think they got what they expected, because they would have been just as effective at getting noticed standing in front of thier local game room.

    The scenery was dominated by the Pen & Pixel style snipes and vinyl wrapped SUV's of the Independent Record companies. This seems to be the future of Hip Hop. In all I must have been handed twenty or thirty promotional cd's from Indie promoters. I haven't listened to them yet, but chances are I will be feeling these artists more than the ones the whole shitty Benzino fixed awards show was intended for.

    So do believe that hip hop is in a tailspin. But it will be resurected by the talent marinating in the Independent music world.

    By the way give it up for Cor-Mega. He won the award for best Independent Album of the year.[​IMG]
  4. 26SidedCube

    26SidedCube Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 18, 2003 Messages: 6,590 Likes Received: 10
    Hip-hop right now is better than it's ever been and it's only getting better. There isn't two sides to the quarter anymore, motherfuckers have set that shit on it's side and every ridge is now being acknowledged, doing it's thing, and coming into it's own. "Commercial" hip-hop is at it's lowest due to the fact most people stopped basing acclaim around talent, consistancy, quality, depth, or range (and I hate to sound like 'one of those people', but let's face it... it's true).

    Not to say there isn't good shit on the radio.. I'm really feeling Luda, Kast, Jay, Snoop and all the other veterans right now... (too bad some have elected to collaborate to sell a million more records). Fuck, I even respect BEP for putting out Where's The Love (yeah, I know it has Timberlake on it...) for the simple fact they took a shot at putting conscious rap back on the radio with a pop-sloppy beat.

    From where I'm standing it's all the newjack, krunk-rap, making the band, throwaway PERFORMING artists that are watering down something that wasn't meant to be watered down. Not to sound cheese, but a million sloganeering, catch phrase, cliche toting, collaborating, ghost written, demographic-aftershock, 'thurr', 'hurr', 'scurred' songs don't amount to one Fight The Power... or push the envelope like anything KMD was doing.

    Not to go without saying, we've got a new Beasies album coming, Jay-Z's Black (retirement) Album is in the works; with a lot of amazing producers on the roster, we just had Aesop Rock drop something different, Jakki'll hopefully release something in the next year, C-Rayz had his solo come... and I'm not even gonna mention what the fuck Outkast just did.

    "Don't innovate cause you can't innovate. It's not a choice, despite what you might tell your boys." -El-P
  5. Swiffer Jet

    Swiffer Jet Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 14, 2003 Messages: 2,669 Likes Received: 0
    good song.
  6. Kr430n5_666

    Kr430n5_666 Banned

    Joined: Oct 6, 2004 Messages: 19,229 Likes Received: 30
  7. casekonly

    casekonly Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 6, 2002 Messages: 8,264 Likes Received: 5
    i honestly don't know where hip hop is going now..i listen to alot of caural and some other stuff. the radio/mtv shit can eat a midget dick. it all sounds weird to me.
  8. Sarah Tonin

    Sarah Tonin Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 20, 2002 Messages: 1,946 Likes Received: 1
    yeh hip hop is really shitty at the moment....even the some the underground has fallen off.... wassup with 50 on the cover of teen people mag. who remembers this cat waaaay before he oh so suddenly blew up...back when he was overweight. but some cats in hip hop are still stayin true like gangstarr, mop etc. but now even mixtape dj's are gettin signed left and right to major labels:eek: but some cats in the underground scene are still worth gettin rotation i.e people under the stairs,five deez,lone catalysts,the whole 7 heads crew, stones throw cats etc.
  9. fr8lover

    fr8lover Elite Member

    Joined: Oct 22, 2000 Messages: 3,919 Likes Received: 1
    TERRIBLE song.
  10. Vanity

    Vanity Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 7,673 Likes Received: 6
    not worried about it... i'm doing my dang
  11. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2000 Messages: 6,979 Likes Received: 2

    I doesn't affect me how the industry is doing.
    As long as there's good stuff in my headphones I can complain.
  12. king kong

    king kong Banned

    Joined: Jul 24, 2003 Messages: 2,292 Likes Received: 0

    _ Album of the Year: 50 Cent, "Get Rich or Die Tryin."

    _ Artist of the Year, Male: Nelly

    _ Artist of the Year, Female: Lil' Kim

    _ Artist of the Year, Group: Lil' Jon and the East Side Boyz.

    _ Single of the Year, Male: 50 Cent, "In Da Club."

    _ Single of the Year, Group: Clipse, "Grindin."

    _ Single of the Year, Collaboration: Bone Crusher featuring TI and Killer Mike, "Neva Scared"

    _ R&B/Rap Collaboration of the Year: Ja Rule featuring Bobby Brown, "Thug Lovin"

    _ Video of the year: Lil' Jon and East Side Boyz featuring Mystical and Krayzie Bone, "I Don't Give a (expletive)"

    _ Producer of the Year: The Neptunes

    _ Dancehall Reggae Album of the Year: Sean Paul, "Dutty Rock."

    _ International Album of the Year: K-os, "Exit"
  13. effyoo

    effyoo Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 2, 2002 Messages: 4,703 Likes Received: 0
  14. krie

    krie Guest

    Nelly be bustin' caps on all your ass's
  15. MotherEffer

    MotherEffer Junior Member

    Joined: Feb 21, 2002 Messages: 208 Likes Received: 0
    hip hop sux right now, but i do wish they had those spinny rim thingys for bikes tho:cool: