Commercial rap music used to be dope, official, fresh and so on. MC’s like Biggie and groups like Wu-Tang used to have the best selling albums in America. The music had a purpose, a message. MC’s had something to say and skills to back it up. WHAT HAPPENED?? Seriously what went down for us to have what we have today? Let us tell you what happened…the commercial music industry realized it was better to just fabricate pop rappers. Feed the consumer non-talented individuals they could easily manipulate and use as puppets. Get in, get out and dispose; type of individuals. This is why rappers today don’t last. 1 hit wonders with a music video and dance to go with it. It’s no longer Hiphop. It is not HIP and it does not HOP. We like to call it POP RAP.
Check out dudes below…..
Young Thug freestyle & Tyga Freestyle…..Dude said he is “One of the greatest”
Now on the real,…why would those dudes have record deals?
Let’s go ahead and check out some real MC’s that wont have the hits or sales as the ones above:
A.F.R.O: Raider of the Lost Art: The Power of Dreams.
Team Backpack: Nate, Catalyst, Duckworth
SKILLS…SKILLS…SKILLS……. Check out NBA basketball star Damian Lillard dropping a dope freestyle:
Damian Lillard freestyle on the Sway Morning Show
EPMD told us what would be going down back in 1992.
To learn more about the ART OF RAP, check out this dope documentary properly named THE ART OF RAP.
THE ART OF RAP TRAILER.
RAP IS NOT POP IF YOU CALL IT THAT THEN STOP.. -A Tribe Called Quest-