Words by C. Renegade
With that being said, I had very high hopes for hip hop music moving forward from that memorable point on.It seemed like the people began paying more attention to emcees like the legend Nasty Nas, Kendrick Lamar, & ScHoolboy Q & started to forget about the Tygas & Nicki Minajs of the game. It looked as if hip hop music was finally making its triumphant return.
& then tragedy struck.
The rapper formally known as Tity Boi 2 Chainz started talking about “big booty hoes” & rap fans instantly forgot about Nas’ underrated dedication song “Daughters.” Future rap-sang his way into our ear canals. Chief Keef became a household name. Meanwhile, people hear about Top Dawg Entertainment’s Ab-Soul or Big K.R.I.T. & say “Who is that?” Seems like we get so over-saturated with songs like Trinidad James’ “All Gold Everything” & that “Bugatti” joint that we drown in mediocrity while real Hip Hop material is screaming for its dear life. Oh, & in my opinion “Thrift Shop” is the closest thing to a minstrel show, minus the blackface. Just putting that out there.
Now, I’m not saying that zero GOOD music is coming out. & of course we expect to get that music from Kanye, Jay Z, J. Cole, etc. but is there ever gonna be a time when I can turn on my radio & not hear songs about “good kush & alcohol” 7,564 times in 3 hours? Is there ever gonna be a time when I will want to actually buy more than maybe 5-7 albums per year? Think back to 1999 & how many GREAT albums came out that year. Not good but GREAT… I wonder if that’s ever going to happen again. Hip Hop music may never have a year like that ever again.
I know musical taste is all opinion but I also KNOW that I can’t be the only one that had higher hopes and expectations for Hip Hop in 2013. So tell me, is Hip Hop letting you down or are you satisfied?
BONUS QUESTION: Can you guess which rapper said this?:
- “Musically, I do hip-hop, but I’m not a hip-hop fan. I can’t even tell you where hip-hop started.”
Blasphemy I tell ya. Blasphemy.
Words by C. Renegade