Why Is Lyricism In Hip Hop Vanishing?



The Classics

The Classics
The Classics

                 I Know, I Know, I Know……….It’s Been A Minute Since I Blogged And You All Just Couldn’t Enjoy The Internet Without Me….LoL.Lemme Stop Being Me For Two Seconds.Dearly Beloved Hip Hop Heads,I Come To You Today With A Serious Matter At Hand.I Was Researching Music New And Old,Trying To Compare The Similarities Of  Today’s Rap And Yesteryears “Golden Age” Of Hip Hop.No Comparison.

                We’ve Replaced Albums Like, “Only Built 4 Cuban Linx”, “Illmatic”, “Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik”, And “Ready To Die” For The Whole “Super Fruity Swaagg” Movement. New York Rap, Amongst Others, Is At An All Time Low. I Mean, The Vets Are Still Holding It Down, (i.e Meth And Red, Raekwon, Nas, Jay), But The “New” New York Is A Bunch Of Punchline Driven, Gun Bustin’, Battle Cats Who Couldn’t Cut A Classic Record If Their Momma’s Lives Depended On It.

                 As Ringtones Sales Grow And These Huge Corporations Cash In On Lullabys, The True MC Is Slowly But Surely Converting Over To Appease Label Heads In Order To Only Be “Considered” As A Priority. And This, My Friend, Is Why Lyricism In Hip Hop Is Vanishing.


~ by Tommy Nova on July 15, 2009.

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