I am a huge critic when it comes to music. I myself prefer rap or music that actually means something. Now, every time I encounter someone who listens to rappers like little Wayne, or modern day rappers, I always exploit them to better music. People say ignorance is bliss...it's actually annoying. Some people, who listen to more modern day rap are just oblivious and ignorant. They are like, Cheif Keef is amazing! Those are the people who listen to music just for the beat and bass. So, what is good rap? Political and meaningful rap that inspires people to have a more logical mentality and perspective on life. Rappers like Kendrick Lamar(best MC currently), Lupe Faisco, Isaiah Rashad, Jay Rock, Hopsin, etc. Also, older rappers are even better! Tupac, B.I.G., N.W.A.(especially Ice Cube), Andre 3000, and even Nas or Common. Eminem isn't good anymore either. Just like Kanye, Eminem sold out a long time ago along with Kid Cudi and a lot of other rappers. Modern day rappers only rap about women, money, and everything they have. It's quite terrible. It's giving people a bad outlook on life. I just wish people payed more needed attention on real, good rappers.
The Rap Industry Is Corrupt!
Most Helpful Guy
Okay okay first of all let me just say that you're a little too young to really understand little Wayne. Sure little Wayne is the butt of most jokes now days, but at one time little Wayne was the greatest rapper alive that was still rapping. He was the MJ. He was the Kobe. He was the Lebron. The Peyton. The Tom Brady. You get the point. If he had kept going the way he was going he would be up there with Tupac, B. I. G, Rakim, Nas, Jay, etc. However, he went down hill. He tried rock music. He got into skateboarding. And worst of all he quit drugs. I'm sorry but his best music came when he was high all the time. He was the best during his run. Anyone with at least half a brain knew it. Nobody denied this. Nobody. He was on top. It was little Wayne and then everybody else. You may be a little too young to know that, but it's true.
Now that we've got that out the way let's move on. Chief Keef. First of all you need to understand that there's a bigger issue here. It's not so much the artists fault. It's more so the industry. The capitalism. The very thing guys like Meek Mill and Jay Z rap about. The industry picks guys off the street like Chief Keef or Bobby Shurmurda who have a viral song on youtube or something and they give them a small deal. This deal allows the company to make money off the viral song. For Keef it was "Don't like". For Bobby it was "Hot n----". Once the industry is done making it's money then it's time to get rid of them. Where is Keef? Well after Ivine left Keef left. Where's Bobby? In jail. They don't do this much to rock artists or pop artists. They do this to rappers way more. So what happens is you get these artists like that who really are terrible rappers, but because the industry wants to make money they are signed anyway. So remember that okay?
Now it seems to me you like guys who are more "lyrical" yes? Me personally I'm a fan of the trap music and the lyrically rappers. I believe all of it has it's place. Besides some of the early pioneers of rap weren't great rappers. Just look at Kurtis Blow. His lyrics weren't great. They were sub-part at best.
Also, rap is cultural. There's culture in rap. There are people out here suffering. People out here struggling trying to make it in their horrible environment. Some trap artists speak to that struggle. Such as Keef or little Reese. Maybe their bars are the best, but you can feel the pain and the struggle in their music and1
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Most Helpful Girl
That's true before people would talk about Eminem, Dr dray, Kanye, Jay Z, Tupac, and Biggie. I do like the beat of some songs but lyrics that are about struggling is the best. Some rappers seriously don't make any sense. People who say that rap isn't music are ignorant, just because you don't like a certain type of music, doesn't mean it's not music. Go search up the definition of music, Rap also has rhythm and harmony and Rap stands for rhythm and beat. I feel like the same people who say that would say that instrument playing is music when there are instruments being played in most rap. Rap is music not a song. A song requires singing..1