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Souljah Boy? Wat Is Happenin To Hiphop?

yo im a big hip hop head, n' jus d oda day while surfin d net, i checked up d billboard top 100, and the no. 1 song was a dude callin himself souljah boy. so i decided 2 check out d song. it was like listenin 2 another language, dis dude basically said nothin. and d song is no. 1. no wonda nas said hiphop is dead. if u feel like i feel hola bac aight!

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good to see their are still good hiphop heas out there like 9ja lady and the guy who started this thread, personally i think 50cents, p diddy and jayz are the worst things tht happened to hiphop

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men!! dat souljah boy sucks 2 death,wonder how it got 2 number 1, damnnnnnn!! hip hop is not dead yet but i think its actually on the sick bed.since this southside music came in,i hav bin disgusted.they hav taken ova,n who said rick ross is wack? ricky is just one of dem real dudes in tha south.the only problem i hav wit him is dat he always says"AM D BOSS" in his lyrics,the real dudes from d south 2 me are lil wayne,jeezy,ludacris,nelly,t.i.who da Bleep is souljah boy?d punk wont last xcept he steps his game up.

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Soulja boy off in this, ohhh!

Bla bla bla watch me crank dat watch me go, watch me do dat superman lyk ohhh!

Bla bla bla youuuuu crank dat soulja boy!!!

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I don't think that Hip Hop is on life support. I just think this era of Hip Hop is on life support. This era has lasted a lot longer than any other. The reason is that it is being pushed by the people that sit on the boards of Song BMG, EMI, Universal, and Warner.

I enjoy Gospel Hip Hop, but I wouldn't put it in a different category. It is the same music genre. You are just speaking on different topics. I know people that are artist that are Christians, They will still say they are Hip Hop Artist.

Hip Hop is not one type, That is what is messed up now.

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Look, as I said it before, i'll say it again, hip-hop is on serious life support and hanging on by a thread of hair. At the same time hip-pop is emerging. GOSPEL HIP-HOP IS THE WAVE OF THE FUTURE FOR ME!!!

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Naah you guys dont have any right to blame this on Jigga and Diddy they did sing a lot of meaningful songs i think i would blame this whole poo on the southern movement they spit some whack poo even though hip-hop is more of fun to them and not poo they take too serious.I was really digging NWA and Tribe called Quest back in the day

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crank that is the lousiest song i hav ever heard. anyway most rappers nowadays are out to mek money so thats y they rap lousy poo. so most of us hiphop lovers just stick to the old stuff( classics)

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You didn't include the Wu-tang Clan era. I am a big Wu-tang stan and those guys held hip hop down in 1998-2000.

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they're not talking because its good. do they want to get recognized for every good deed. no one is gonna step up to you on the street and say, hey you've been good so you deserve something. being good is expected of everyone so of course if they talkin dirty people are gonna be like what's the deal. do you have to talk about things like that. nelly's comment was just him playing victim.

aight, bye

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girl, i gotta go now, talk to u later.

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I really don't know where most of these rappers are from. But one could tell that T.I is from the south, he's good but raps really fast. souljah boy was slow but i just didn't get it

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don't get me started on souljah girl. he probably thought he was gonna last with that song. in many cases, southern rappers dont last. except for like ludacris. for a minute i thought jeezy was gonna last. he slowing slipping away but i like him anyways.

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who cares about him. he's a one hit wonder and who the hell wears bathing apes anymore. opps! wrong time to promote that. when he was on 106npark, he was like he's gonna buy some more. for what?

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Souljah boy up in it ooo,watch me crank n watch me roool,watch me crank dat souljah boy dat supaman dat ooo,now watch me YOU! Crank dat souljah boy(x4).

its so hilarious u jus gota like it.wat kinda nigga go by the name "souljah boy tell em"?

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Soulja boy up in it ooo,watch me crank n watch me roool,watch me crank

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But who cares anyway if hip hop resurrects or not. Everyone goes to the club to dance to these southern rap songs. If it's wack and the population love it then we can do nothing about it.

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But does anyone really believe hiphop will ressurect? I don't.

Check out the Billboard hot rap trcaksand u'll see that the end has come(As predicted by Nastradamus). Although u can't blame them, nobody wants to release an album that won't sell.

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Plies is also wack. Ja rule is f'ed up now.

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How do we seperate Rap from Hip Hop? Those southern dudes actually are doing the hip hop because they sing along good hip hop beats but they aint talking sense. They are all lame exceptions for Ludacris,Lil Wayne (grown up), the rest are all wack like Boyz in d hood, franchise boys,little scrappy,all of them. Rick Ross i confess is wack,but donno if he's from the south. OMG Mike Jones is a dirty Bottom silly wackstar. The real Mc's talk real poo like Nas,Krs one,Kanye, Talib Kweli,Mack 10,Ice Cube, Papoose,west side and east side rappers and co. Southern rap anyway is a shame to hip hop. Think of rubbish like Party like a rock star by D shop boyz and Crank that 4rm souljah. It makes me weep.But I kind of like the snap dance thing but it looks childish.guess i'll stop doing it.

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Yeah your time line is quite accurate but I won't want to go ahead and blame the artists because if we do that we could as well go back to the era of NWA and said they turned hip-hop violent. In the era of deathrow, some would also argue that they might have been a lil bit responsible for the demise too because it was a lot about drugs, violence, etc with minimal uplifting songs. Puffy, mase, jay-z, and so on came and lightened the whole hip-hop atmosphere which was widely accepted because here were rappers showing another aspect of the hip hop culture. I was a big fan of both eras as u put it. The main problem is the music industry, if its talking about money that makes money now, they want all their artists to talk about money. If its easy women then every rapper they sign must rap about that. Now its snap music and coming up with dances, now all they want to do is almost manufacture artists everyday with their snaps and dances. There has to be a balance in every type of topic to make hip-hop work. Thats the reason artists like Kanye, common. Lupe, talib. etc are like a breadth of fresh air. Kanye is so successful but difficult to imitate and thats what we need right now

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Kanye West represents the real Hip Hop. Graduation is off the hook. 50 cent is so damn lame, Curtis was a mess. Talib Kweli is the shid! Souljah Boy is a quack.

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young digi is so correct

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Hip-hop is not dead, it just went underground. Lupe Fiasco is bringing it back. All y'all real hiphop heads need to get all the mixtapes and the album too. I'll post the mixtapes here for free download. I just bought the Blu and Exile album "Below The Heavens" and it is CRACK. The new Talib Kweli album is banging in the eardrums too.

Stand up for Hip hop, cos when the money stops, only real mcs will remain.

LONG LIVE THE HIP-HOP

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i can type a complete fullscap on how each of these dudes contributed to making hiphop what it is right now,  but i'll just summarize

93 - 96 - era of deathrow

we had tupac, dre, doggpound, we had snoop, we also had nas, fugees,  dude we even had scarface doin it from south and hiphop was in the best state, lyrically, subject matter, record sales

97 came p.diddy and mase, then came the pretty boy image, then came the flashy shiny suits, then came the dollars sprayin in videos, jay-z was right beside them doin his thing with rocafella, he was the one who materialized the ICE image "a huge bucket of frozen water on my chest", hiphop became a lifestyle of flossing, subject matter was decreasing slowly

98 came master p, the real dude seeing REAAAL MONEY, and guess what?? the fact he had money blinded everyone that this guy and his whole crew were the lamest rappers on earth, hiphop already had HIV at this point in time because 90% of fans were sayin , oh that master p dude got money and no one even focused on his muscial content, subject matter was almost dead

99 came cash money, same image as master p, need i say more?

2000 henceforth, the money thing became more of an image thing for most rappers, so they will front on what they don't have, and rap about it to prove they got it, slowly limiting hiphops content to bitches, ice, fast cars, , all of this goes with the lifestyle of partying, so party music became the in thing

today, thats why we can see artists like souljah boy, yung joc and co making the crappy music they do today and thats what the world embraces, its pathetic but this is the current state of hiphop, cna it go back to waht it used to be? i doubt it, but i think it cud change for the better

i also hold the following responsible because i feel they cud have made some changes to stop where the game was going

nas, 50 cent and dmx

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Oo ok I see your point

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I'm not saying that they killed hiphop, but because they are such a major part of hiphop, they play a part in it. Jay-z for example, if the new generation are going to follow after him, that means their will not be anymore creativity in rhymes. All he does is to take what other people have already said in the past and say it again. There's nothing wrong with borrowing a line here and there, or borrowing a style here and there, but to take what has already been done in every song, now thats really getting out of hand. And didnt doesnt even write rhymes, he writes checks.

Dont get me wrong, I respect their business, but I just have to say that they also contributed to where hip-pop is right now. (and 50 cent too).

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Blame it on diddy and Jay-Z?? R u guys kidding? U guys should go back and do your research and find out these guys impact on hip-hop. I know the genre is taking a lot of blows but saying these guys are responsible is so far from the truth

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Look, Soulja Boy is not the only one poisening the minds of kids, hip-hop has been dead for a while. And yes you can blame it on Jay-Z, Diddy, and the rest. I guess there's no need of trying to keep it alive. We should have a new genre called hip-pop because the radio stations are poisoning the mind of people to think that garbage is hiphop, when the real hip-hopers are out there.

That's why I only listen to gospel hip-hop now, atleast those guys are talking about something more sensible, positive, and something I can relate to.

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blame it on jay-z, pdiddy and the south entirely

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Bobo i am asking myself the same thing o! it sounded more like hindu or some strange incantation to me.I think there should be a new genre called hip-pop

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most of them rap about silly stuff, things that make no sense like shoes, cars, money or just pure nonsense. but hey, what's my opinion to them when they making money.

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