The New Era Of Hip Hop
Throughout the 2000’s Hip Hop heads have been rather displeased with the state of the genre, and rightfully so. Countless songs about girls, money, and general materialism. Ignorance put on display as if it were the greatest thing in the world, and worst of all, image was seen as far more important than actual talent. Needless to say, for the better part of a decade, rap enthusiasts have been yearning to go back to a better time, where Hip Hop was an art form, a culture, and reserved for talented lyricists. Well over the past few years, the climate of the Hip Hop world has been changing.
In recent years, most real hip hop fans were limited to the underground world to hear the music they loved, but a new generation of artists are starting to gain a lot of mainstream attention. From rappers such as Kendrick Lamar, ASAP Rocky, Danny Brown, and numerous others, the mainstream is starting to flourish with talented lyricists. Much of this attention is due in part to how the Internet has become a staple for musicians looking to spread their creations. When it comes down to it, fans are growing tired of the same old materialistic mumbo jumbo the radio has been pumping into their ears for so long, and watching this evolution take place is a great thing for fans of rap music.
Think about it, in 2008 no real hip hop fan would be caught dead listening to the stuff on the radio, but now when you listen to it you might be pleasantly surprised. There’s something truly wonderful about hearing a talented and passionate artist who sees this genre for what it is. A culture, as well as an art, not just a way to make money, and it’s catching on. So the next time you hear a rapper flawlessly stringing words together, remember that this may only be the start of a serious shift in music. It may still be too early to say for sure, but we might be entering a second golden age of hip hop music, and the young rappers behind it have a lot of drive, and they seem determined to create a new era of hip hop music.