As an avid hip hop fan, I must ask this question to you GaGers.
So many people want to talk about how 90s hip hop is better than hip hop today, yet most of those people are my age and grew up listening to 90s hip hop, so they may be committing in "back in the day" romanticizing.
I was going through my music collection, and I can find joints back in the day as well as current joints that I can get into... that is the inspiration for this question.
Please vote on the poll and explain why you have the preference for one or the other. Feel free free to give examples and be detailed if you so choose!
- 90s hip hop is better than current (2010s) hip hop52% (12)68% (15)60% (27)Vote
- current hip hop (2010s) is better than 90s hip hop0% (0)5% (1)2% (1)Vote
- 2000s hip hop is better than either 90s or 2010s22% (5)5% (1)13% (6)Vote
- 80s hip hop is better than all of the above0% (0)9% (2)4% (2)Vote
- I don't listen to enough hip hop to answer this question26% (6)13% (3)21% (9)Vote
Most Helpful Girl
I was born in 1998 so i didn't rlly live through the 90's and i think 90's hip hop/rap was absolutely much better than the hip hop nowadays.
For me the difference is the lyrics. Lyrics is what determines the quality of the music the most in my opinion and for me to like the lyrics, it needs to tell me something real, they need to talk about social problems and they need to make me relate.
Take Lauryn Hill for example, telling guys and girls to not let sexual partners use us and telling the the system that it's crooked an broken and singing about her baby that passed away.
And then commpare her to Nicki Minaj or Iggy Azalea... i mean... i think iggy doesn't even know what she's saying herself.
and nicki raps about how awesome and 'hood' she is and who she did and did not f*ck and stupid hoes... so it's pretty clear to me.0
Most Helpful Guy
The 90's was fire but Hip-Hop now isn't that bad or as bad as some make it seem. Hip-Hop is only shit if you only listen to the radio which is what most of the masses hear plus there are a lot of lazy listeners. Underground used to lead the way to me years ago but now I think it's evened out.2