Rap Hop And Hip Hop

1208 WordsMay 11, 20175 Pages
Rap/Hip-Hop is a huge part of today’s music industry, with a more loyal fan base than any other genre of music. Even though they have such a large following, there are still many that disapprove of how the Rap game is conducted, and have no respect for the people who claim to be rappers. Many people look at Hip-Hop artists and think that they are all hard, gang-banging, drug-slanging thugs from the hood. But in all reality most of the rappers in modern Hip-Hop had never stepped foot in the hood until after they finally built a little credibility by being a Hip-Hop artist. Now, in today’s society it’s acceptable for a person to front like they are something that they are not, but back when Hip-Hop had artists like Tupac Shakur, Mobb Deep…show more content…
Yes, obviously there are still words in Hip-Hop (except for Migos’ music), but there is no true meaning behind them. Today all rappers talk about is getting high and drunk, driving fast cars and riding fast women with large features. They also talk about how no one is real anymore while they’re doing the same thing they’re dogging on (hypocrites). When they write their songs, the flow is choppy and sounds like incoherent babble. Rap/Hip-Hop back in the late ‘80s and throughout the ‘90s people were talking about things they really did. They spoke of the struggle, they spoke on real issues and had their own views, instead of misguided judgement to make it seem like they care. The lyrics were relatable unlike in modern Rap. Not many people are going out and buying Bugatti’s left and right while sipping on Ciroc and counting stacks of Benjamins. But when you hear songs like “First of the Month” by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, you can sit there and think, “Dang, I understand exactly where he’s coming from with this,” this is because there are a lot of people who grew up on food stamps and welfare checks. When that money comes it’s time to celebrate like they say in the song. An example of how trash lyrics are in modern Rap is Bobby Shmurda’s Hot N****, “ I swear to God, all I do is cash out; And if you ain 't a hoe, get up out my trap house; I been selling crack since like the 5th grade; Really never made no difference what the shit made; Jaja taught me flip

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