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Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicMusicRap and Hip-Hop · 10 years ago

When did rap start to suck?

Im 14 and i love the old rap... nowadays the mainstream isnt that good while the underground stuff is decent. But noone compares to 2pac, big l, big pun etc. When did the garbage rap start?

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago
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    It started to suck when the teenie boppers started gravitating from pop over to rap. This started occurring around the late 90's and early 2000's when groups like Cash Money showed up and when people like Ja Rule started putting out songs that they really liked. Then Eminem came along, and while he was very talented and good, he brought in a lot of fake teenie bopper fans and further compounded the problem. Then the old generation got old and in came a new generation who's view on what rap should be was completely different than the last. Lil Wayne, who was once a sidekick to Juvenile with the last generation, was now the frontman and main star for this new generation, and the tables basically got flipped and street cred and lyrics and all that other stuff wasn't valued anymore. The mainstream blows so much these days so people have to find rappers that are just mildly decent like Lupe Fiasco, Cunninlynguist, Jay Electronica and J. Cole. Like as if people like that come anywhere near the legends in mainstream 15 years ago. Like as if the environment now is anywhere near as good as it was then because of a few guys with average skills. Those guys would be in the unemployment line if there were higher standards in rap today. The bar has been lowered.

    Source(s): The history of hip hop's decline http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ApHlndyOAM
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  • 10 years ago

    There has always been bad artist in the rap game, its just now they get more shine than the talented ones. Just keep your head underground and avoid the radio.

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  • 10 years ago

    1. your age is irrelevant to your question. no one here cares whether or not you're 14 or 30.

    2. you just started listening to 90's hip hop a few months ago didnt you? sounds like a n00b question.

    3. rap doesnt suck, it's just diversified. we all have different preferences for different styles of hip hop. if you dont like a certain style, dont listen to it. theres plenty of other styles for you to listen to.

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  • Early to mid 2000s........Not all mainstream is bad tho..

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    when Lil Wayne came out... have u heard Jay z's new album, compared to his old one

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  • KAK
    Lv 7
    10 years ago

    rap sucked big time from day one

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    When Eminem became popular..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNPnbI1arSE

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    Source(s): Do I need to say more?
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  • 10 years ago

    Lil wayne. The end.

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  • when it started

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