Originally Posted by otherside
1. how should this be determined then? Hip-Hop is a different genre buddy, it is the largest mainstream genre so Artists have to Sound/Look Different in-order to have success...
Whats wrong with Gucci & Waka??? Gucci puts out some of nicest most followed street material, he is equipped with one of the most versatile Arsenals in terms of different Styles, also a great Ear for Beats!!! Waka has been in the Game for 3 years & has proved he isn't a 1 Hit Wonder, totally different Style that can only be perfected by him!!! Give him a Track with Wayne or Ross & he will be Top 5 Current Artist
2. Whats so terribly Wrong about Hip-Hop right now??? Not enough people sounding like Tupac, Nas & Wu-Tang Clan??? Sorry man but this is 2012, the 90s ended Quite sometime ago!! Aside from Pac being Dead there is no difference in 2012 as opposed to 1996... Just about as many songs about Drugs, !!ing !!es & Shooting People in the 1990s then there is right now!!! In the 1990s what was the Hip-Hop Radios playing??? they were playing the same !!ing kind of Music you would Listen to in any god damn Club just like they do today!!!
3. The Underground is Terrible!!! most those niccas sound all the same & blab about the same !!... Honestly what is so great about the Underground??? Immortal Tech making tracks about the Government blowing up Countries & Buildings!!?? Some random niccas talking about the Hood and you believing they are Really from the Hood when they could be just as fake as the people you dont like to listen to???
Are you a Pampered Baby or some !!?? not everything is going to be the way you Want it!! Hip-Hop is Hip-Hop, go to oldschool hip-hop Forums!!! Nas was getting just as Much Hate back in the Early 2000's when he was Dropping Ether as Lil Wayne gets on this Forum for being an half[..]ed artist... Go listen to your Kendrick Lamar, Slaughterhouse & B.I.G. Krit!!! Hip-Hop is Alive & well, all you are just brainwashed that the South is k#lling Hip-Hop meanwhile the South's Hip-Hop History Really kicked off a couple years ago with Gucci & Jeezy (aside from OutKast & all those 90s/early 2000's Artists, they were just Artists who happened to be from the South)
okay, but you totally misunderstood the gucci and waka reference i was just saying that there success was brought forth by the success of lil john and luda. im from the south new orleans to be exact, and i dont knock what some ppl like. there was a strtch of time where all i bumped was gucci trap house and back to the trap house.
my problem is that it has become overly saturated with everyone saying the exact samething over and over. gucci and waka have a lane the same as cole and kendrick. for the record i dont listen to j cole or big krit playa.
i can give waka his props same as ross, doent mean i have to like him. thats like saying i cant give lebron his props, if im a laker fan.
my point is the fans tell the label whats hot, hence the success of waka....and all the waka clones being one hit wonders