HIP HOP QUESTION....rappers in the 90's vs rappers 2000's?

I'm sick of all this bullshit in hip hop nowdays I'm bsically asking which is better rappers in their era lil Wayne soulja boy bow wow and some other gay *** rappers vs 2pac biggie ice cube back then snoop dog back then etc which is better

18 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    Hold UP ! How is the 90's the best era in Hip Hop ?

    Are we forgetting Something here ?

    What happened to the 80's ?

    The Era that hip hop was born and who "PIONEERED" this from its infant stage with such artist's like

    Eric B & Rakim

    Krs One (B.D.P)

    Kurtis Blow

    Kool G Rap & Dj Polo

    Kool Moe Dee

    Africa Bambatta & The Soul Sonic Force

    Fearless 4



    Just Ice

    T La Rock

    Chubb Rock

    King Sun

    Poor Rightous Teachers

    Brand Nubians

    Jungle Brothers

    Queen Latifa

    Public Enemy

    Speacial Ed


    De La Soul

    Tribe Called Quest

    Monie Love


    Roxanne Shante

    3rd Base

    Grandmaster Flash & The Furious 5

    The Fat Boys

    Run DMC

    LL Cool J

    Beastie Boys

    Skinny Boys

    The Boogie Boys

    Dr Jeckyle & Mr Hyde

    Master Ace

    The Juice Crew

    Big Daddy Kane

    Del & The Funky Homosapians

    Ice T

    Davy DMX

    Chuck Chillout

    DJ Red Alert

    Kool Herc

    Mc Lyte


    2 Live Crew

    Salt n Pepa

    Too Short


    Gheto Boys

    Dj Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince

    The Sugar Hill Gang

    Slick Rick

    Dana Dane

    Young Mc

    The D.O.C


    Easy E

    Ice Cube

    Doc Dre

    Doug E. Fresh

    Steady B

    Mc Shan

    Biz Markie

    Rob Base & Dj Eazy-Rock

    Hip-hop may have been born in South Bronx in the mid-1970s, but mainstream America's first taste came in the next decade. Hip-hop during the '70s was more of a culture than a musical form, but beginning in roughly 1979, groups such as Kurtis Blow, Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five and Lady B began condensing what had been 20- minute jam sessions into short, concise pop songs. Early hits include Kurtis Blow's "The Breaks," Spoonie Gee and the Treacherous Three's "New Rap Language," Grandmaster Flash's "The Message" and Afrika Bambaataa's "Planet Rock." It's a common misconception that early hip-hop was explicitly political. Aside from "The Message," these were all dance tracks, which was appropriate considering that hip-hop was very much a singles' medium at the time. The earliest form was party music and was generally played using synths or full bands. Modern sampling didn't appear until Marley Marl accidentally stumbled onto it in the early '80s, and hip-hop lyricism as we now define it didn't appear until 1982, more than a half decade after the genre's birth.

    Though there had been scattered singles that made the urban charts, Run DMC were the first to prove that the genre could be commercially viable in 1983. Depending upon your perspective, this is either hip-hop's birth or its death knell. Truth be told, it was a little of both. After Run DMC, hip-hop finally became more of a musical force than a lifestyle, and it was accessible to consumers worldwide. (For a more detailed look at this period, we suggest that you read Jeff Chang's excellent Can't Stop, Won't Stop .)

    After this transition, artists began popping up on the West Coast (early pioneers include LA's Ice T and the Bay Area's Too $hort) and the hip-hop offshoot of Miami Bass sprouted up in the South. Formidable poets such as Rakim, Kool Mo De and KRS-One became increasingly popular. (For additional analysis, see our "lyricist" genre.) And hip-hop producers began to broaden their funk template to include rock (Beastie Boys and Run DMC) and jazz (Marley Marl and later DJ Premier and Prince Paul). (See "producers corner" genre.) In the latter half of the '80s, hip-hop alternately became more political (Boogie Down Productions and Public Enemy) and more accessible for pop audiences (DJ Jazzy Jeff and Fresh Prince and MC Hammer). In short, it was no longer the monochromatic culture that is was in the '70s and early '80s. And while some would argue that it lost its focus, it became increasingly popular, and by the end of the decade was poised to become a dominant youth culture.

    Source(s): N.W.A (also known as "Niggaz With Attitude")[1] was a Compton, California-based hip hop group widely considered one of the seminal acts of the gangsta rap sub-genre.[2] Active from 1986 to 1991, the group endured controversy due to the explicit nature of their lyrics. They were subsequently banned from many mainstream U.S. radio stations and even at times prevented from touring - yet the group has still sold over 9 million units in the U.S. alone. Their second album, Straight Outta Compton, marked the beginning of the new gangsta rap era as the production and the social commentary in their lyrics were revolutionary within the genre.[1] Rolling Stone ranked N.W.A. 83rd on their list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time".[3] Although largely unknown at the group's inception, rappers Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Eazy-E and MC Ren would all go on to be platinum-selling stars as solo artists. As you can see Ice Cube & the whole N.W.A crew started in the 80's so please people take some time & realize that the 80's not only Pionnered the rap game but also had the greatest Lyricist to ever bless a microphone and take it from a old school brother from the boogie down to tell it like it is.
  • parkes
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    Rappers 2000

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    don't forget that there are some dope MCs around that came about around the late 90s and were prime in the 2000s that just get overlooked and don't get the appeal

    Eminem, a couple who died early like Big L, Big Pun, Proof) Jadakiss, Styles P, Royce da 5'9, Elzhi, The Game, 50 Cent, Papoose, Mos Def, Kweli, shyt load of underground cats who i'm not familiar with, Kanye West

    but because of that i can't name that many and by default have to big the 90s

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  • 1 decade ago

    90's rappers would murder today's artists in skills, even the 90's/early noughties 50 cent would murder today's 50 cent he had the hunger back then, in the 90's rap was in its prime, it hit the mainstream and they put out timeless classics that you play again and again and appreciate the art, now its about making a million, selling the most ring tones and being on t.v, rap needs someone to take it back to what it was

  • 4 years ago

    ah that is so weird. I was watching it last night too. ---- I disagree with David Banner, its not America vs hip hop, hip-hop, atleast the saturated mainstream hip hop is the perpetrator and we (Americans) are the victims. Mainstream hip hop has done nothing good for the black community but instill the same racial stereotypes that we have tried so hard to disprove. David Banner is a fool, he does not know how to reason, all of his arguments were fallacious and he is not articulate. He completely took over the argument, disrespected the other debaters, and used personal attacks to prove his points. ...hes an idiot, i'd be surprised if he even has a diploma.

  • 1 decade ago

    Rappers of the 90's had more to talk about. Gangsta rap was becoming more popular but there was more to talk about then money, cars, and women. Black people were angry and they expressed that. Today rappers are spoiled and only worry about fame and the next advanced check or performance check. Most rap today sucks. Soulja Boy has catchy hooks I would never buy his album.

  • 1 decade ago

    obviously the 90s rappers were better, that might have been the best decade for rap. But I dont really think you can throw soulja boy and Wayne in the same class. Wayne isnt just a commercial artist, hes is a legit rapper (when hes not usin the autotune)

  • 1 decade ago


  • are u putting this up to prove a point or are you acctually unsure of the answer?!?!


    Even though most are still around today, their hey-day was the 90s

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