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Most underrrated IMO- EPMD

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Think 2 pac is the most overrated.

Also want to add the DOC to the underrated group . Before his accident I think he was the next great one, but he still wrote a lot of others peoples stuff after his voice got jacked.

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2 Pac, Biggie, 50 Pence & pretty much anybody associated with him (except Eminem)

Post #47   11/8/09 5:24:55AM   

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But in all seriousness, I'm a fairly open minded person when it comes to music, and I listen to a fair amount of rap, but how the **** do people listen to Lil Wayne. Oh, my, god. I want to kill myself whenever I hear him.

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i'm just excited that folks are actually discussing hip hop here. I had no idea.

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I love lil wayne, i dont think he's overrated at all, but thats just my opinion. Rap doesnt have to be about one single thing, it can be about anything. yeah he raps about drugs sometimes and that aint my thing but the guy is truely a poet. its amazing how he comes up with his rhymes off the top of his head, he hasnt wrote a rhyme down in years, and he can rap about anything at all. he has some serious stuff, some stuff you can dance to, and some stuff thats just silly as hell. to me thats a true rapper.

Post #50   12/12/09 5:43:41AM   

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how'd i miss this topic,

Lil Wayne FOR SURE, he has a terrible voice(2cd coming of ja rule) no flow, and ***** with the auto tone, or whatever makes his voice all static like,

I loved 2pac, he's a great rapper, but at the same time i do agree he's overrated, he's not as good as people say he is, bottom of the top 10

jay-z is def overrated, ive never liked his stuff, a couple freestyles were slick but most of his stuff is horrible

one person i think gets a little too much hate is Eminem, for him to come up in th game as a white guy and kill **** like he did takes mad skill, sure he puts out those stupid tracks, but theres one song where he just mumbles nothing, and then says i just sold a record and i aint said ****,

pretty much any rapper in the mainstream today is garbage, might be a song or 2 thats catchy but rap is dead,

Post #51   12/12/09 12:09:23PM   

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My pick is... every single one of them out there that at some point in their career resorted to auto-tune, i mean come on, it's just horrible, if you can't sing just shut up

Post #52   12/12/09 12:29:27PM   

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Posted by king_katool
pretty much any rapper in the mainstream today is garbage, might be a song or 2 thats catchy but rap is dead,



I agree with the first part of what you said here, but Hip-Hop isn't dead. Minneapolis probably has the best Hip-Hop scene in the country right now. Rhymesayers Records, Atmosphere, Doomtree, P.O.S., Brother Ali, and we have national acts coming through quite frequently. We are also home to the largest Hip-Hop festival in the country called Soundset. Brought in over 40,000 people last year, and a lot of people traveled a long way for it.

I pretty much hate anything mainstream since the record lables basically buy there artists way onto the radio, but there is a lot of good Hip-Hop you are never going to here on any mainstream radio station.

All that being said I'm not a huge Hip-Hop fan but I've got friends who are, so I know the scene, I'm familiar with the artists, but I'm more a metal head myself. I do like a lot of it, but it's really not my scene.

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My picks for overrated:

Lil Wayne
Kanye
Jay Z
50 Cent (although I like him as a person. He's had a crazy life, and he's an entrepenuer genius.)

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50 cent hands down for sure.

its like hes not even rapping.all his songs sound like hes just talking in a weird low rumble.its weird an hard to explain.

the only reason i like lil wayne is because of his lyrical metaphors an what not.really thats how i judge rappers "skills".if they tell a story or make sense out of things i would have never thought about than i listen to them

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Posted by king_katool
pretty much any rapper in the mainstream today is garbage, might be a song or 2 thats catchy but rap is dead,



I agree with the first part of what you said here, but Hip-Hop isn't dead. Minneapolis probably has the best Hip-Hop scene in the country right now. Rhymesayers Records, Atmosphere, Doomtree, P.O.S., Brother Ali, and we have national acts coming through quite frequently. We are also home to the largest Hip-Hop festival in the country called Soundset. Brought in over 40,000 people last year, and a lot of people traveled a long way for it.

I pretty much hate anything mainstream since the record lables basically buy there artists way onto the radio, but there is a lot of good Hip-Hop you are never going to here on any mainstream radio station.

All that being said I'm not a huge Hip-Hop fan but I've got friends who are, so I know the scene, I'm familiar with the artists, but I'm more a metal head myself. I do like a lot of it, but it's really not my scene.



the reason i say its dead is because the wrong hip hop gets put out as the best,i love the rappers you mentioned but how many people know these guys over 50 cent or lil wayne, thats what i meant,

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Posted by king_katool

the reason i say its dead is because the wrong hip hop gets put out as the best,i love the rappers you mentioned but how many people know these guys over 50 cent or lil wayne, thats what i meant,



Thanks for clarifying. I totally agree with you. I'd prefer the people I mentioned stay out of the mainstream, and I'm pretty sure they would too. There is a reason Slug (Atmosphere) and guys like him won't sign with a major label. He's turned down quite a few deals over the years to stay independent, and continues to do things his own way.

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Posted by king_katool

the reason i say its dead is because the wrong hip hop gets put out as the best,i love the rappers you mentioned but how many people know these guys over 50 cent or lil wayne, thats what i meant,


If that's the case, then I suppose every genre of music qualifies as 'dead.' Popular music becomes popular by not alienating any of its potential audience. The music that reaches a wide audience has, almost by definition, been watered down.

Put another way, commercial radio is for pussies.

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Posted by AchillesHeel


Posted by king_katool

the reason i say its dead is because the wrong hip hop gets put out as the best,i love the rappers you mentioned but how many people know these guys over 50 cent or lil wayne, thats what i meant,


If that's the case, then I suppose every genre of music qualifies as 'dead.' Popular music becomes popular by not alienating any of its potential audience. The music that reaches a wide audience has, almost by definition, been watered down.

Put another way, commercial radio is for pussies.



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