Battle Points: 10
I agree with you... With no genre spared. Bad music is bad music. It seems to me that the quality of music, whatever the trend, follows the cliche, “It’s always darkest before the dawn.” By this I mean that the market gets flooded with every iteration of “what’s popular” right before the demand for it bottoms out, and the next ‘sound’ or direction for the genre emerges. Some good/great but most hurried or half-thought, in wreckless pursuit of their seat on the bandwagon, before it breaks down or crashes. And, it’s not the artists... It’s the corporate sausage-factory trying to squeeze out every last drop. When the wave does break, a handful or so will still be on the shore, while most of the lot will be washed away into the abyss. Not saying they all won’t have their dedicated fans, or recurrent position in the rotation of “air-play.” We all like to “Set Adrift on Memory Bliss” (PM Dawn; lol).@NoWairMan the main difference in this era and past eras regarding Hip Hop is that material of artists that became classic over time would at best in this era be thrown on all music sharing sites and/or social media platforms as demos, in other words the deluge of music is the bigger issue. Also art and artists aren't allowed to gestate because of instant gratification. I personally feel all eras have had and do have trash music.
Yup... And, I would hardly call the “Like, Follow, Repost” thing we got goin’ now CULTURE... Technology changed that, too. The path, as an artist, changed. Now, all you have to do is go viral or f*ck a Kardashian. There used to be a code;Its partially Trash in my opinion because we now have rappers who dont care about the culture of hiphop itself which is crazy to me ..Seems like its more of a popularity contest then actually being a dope artists but there are exceptions "J Cole,KDOT,Chance.JID,Earthgang" but the majority rappers lack versatility and everything is monkey see monkey do no ones original
I think there’s a period in every culture’s music in which it’s participants choose to ‘turn a blind eye;’ Latinos are STILL trying to forget about Ricky Martin on that jet ski, for example... =o@YayYayYanni you have to think about the definition of culture, which is the transferal of ideas, etc. Think about how many old heads didn't and/or don't want to reach out the young heads and conveniently forget as old heads that they were once young and maybe (or not) dumb and reckless in the business regarding their behavior, etc. and are now acting as if the behavior of young artists today is shocking (it is re: XXXTentacion, Kodak, etc.) but social media is why youth and many adults have no chill as to broadcasting everything they do and you also have a business culture that continues to reward antisocial behaviors.
I don't expect today's artists to care about a culture when the idea of culture is dead and/or dying but not ironically I care about all of Black music culture.