rap isn’t any less a facade and fictional now than it was 15 years ago. the rap game ain’t change.
you just grew up and became a tax paying adult. and your perspective changed.
because guess what? every older generation thinks the new generation is wack and not as thorough as the one before it.
I agree with this somewhat. Yeah, I’ve grown and so has the rap game, thus changing drastically in the process. And the rap game hasn’t changed for the better. When the violence died down so did the fearlessness that rap was built on. Now shit is all kinds of docile, fraudulent, and flat out gay, and even more childish than ever. The game somehow reverted. This shit is supposed to be risky and unsafe.
without Ye & Lupe… none of these soft niggas would have deals. I just wanted a little balance I swear. LOL
At the time, this is what we all wanted. But now we see the error in our ways, just as we realized the error in perpetuating the violence after BIG and Pac. The pendulum has swung fully in both directions, and now we need to see that it rests at a happy medium. In order for that to happen we’ve got to reinforce the grimy elements to balance out all of this pervasive fruity shit that’s dominating right now.
ehhh. the goal and bottom line is still to make money and turn a profit, not risk your life. the trick is to make it seem like you’re risking your life…that’s what sells.
music industry parallels the film industry, that’s how I view it now.
I see Denzel getting in gun fights and car chases in the movies, and of course it looks realistic…but i realize he’s just selling a character. he’s not risking his life at all, and he would be a fool to do so. it’s just a craft, an art…just like the rap game.
string words together over the hottest beat, paint the best picture. that’s where it should begin and end. when you try to blur the lines of the persona you’re selling, and you’re personal life…you end up like Tupac.