I've been listening to a bunch of artists the last couple of years. I won't say names bit it feels that some of them would make quality albums and then turn around later to make a dud. A dud that specifically follows a trend whether it's Trap/or Drill to gain more audience.
I understand that from a business perspective it's best to cross appeal and expand your brand. However, it almost feels like they're chasing that plat. To clarify, Some forums and sites I've been on such as The Coli, KTT, etc. discuss we're in a "golden age" due to the access of internet and rise of diverse artists. A gift yet a curse due to folks trying to be everything they're not. Plus, the emphasis of being versatile(all around) as dope as it seems. Appears to make certain artist be a jack of all trades and master of none. Meaning the artist does not have an identity.
Does this show a universal concept of young folks being known or followed by their peers or does this display a deeper issue of the pros/cons regarding music in the Internet Age? What does this imply for modern rap's talent pool and competition?
Last Edit: Jul 20, 2023 21:14:21 GMT -5 by Aquilla
I don’t understand what I’m supposed to be voting on. My bad.
Also nobody says we’re in “the golden age” of any type of music whatsoever now.
We’re in “the dark ages”.
The poll was for deciding whether new age rappers from all of Hip Hop's landscape where discouraged over their success. Not pertaining to exclusively mumble rappers, but lyrical ones specifically. Do you feel they are unhappy that they do not get the recognition from those outside of the Hip Hop Heads. That is what I meant in regards to the poll.
we're in the dark ages of tarot rap album covers and i ain't mad tbh
i listen to
rim vic spencer illah dayz yl & starker billy woods alaska shrapknel quelle chris zilla rocca dillon
so many to choose from ive narrowed it down to the best of the best for me. not saying other cats ain't dope
producers from vets like buckwild, bronze nazareth, diamond to newer dudes like steel tipped dove, zoomo, and theravada (who's also a great eMCee)
the dudes my sons generation listen to do seemed discouraged and mad emo which usually makes for good music. they just need to get rid of auto tune lol. thanks a lot t payne for inspiring these rap baby boomers