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Old 01-16-2011, 02:51 PM
 
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hellomrwest are you referring to the hipster movement?


I, for one would love to see Classical music and Rock make a comeback.
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Old 01-16-2011, 09:07 PM
 
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Outside of Outcast, Goodie Mob, Ludachris and T.I (and maybe a couple others) the South has ruined rap music and hip-hop. Now its all about making a catchy dance or song and glorifying all the wrong things.

Soulja-Boy? Really? Wackafocka? Really? Gucci Mane? Really?

Overall though, the music scene like it or not has been a great asset to Atlanta and music events bring tens of millions to the city.
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Old 01-17-2011, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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Tupac
Biggie
NWA
Ice Cube's Cop Killer ring a bell?
Exactly.Everyone glorifies Tupac but he had his share of some crazy stuff and often did stupid crap in public.That said Tupac really did have a poetic way express himself when he let his guard down and just showed real the real struggle of humanity.
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Old 01-17-2011, 09:42 AM
 
Location: ATL by way of Los Angeles
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And now he is a cop on Law & Order: SVU, LOL.
That's because most rappers from that era were basically "actors" so to speak. When I was in middle school and high school, you never really heard about rappers like Ice Cube, Ice T, Too Short, and so on getting in trouble with the law outside of maybe some obsenity charges. That was because most rappers back then may have come from rough areas, but most weren't trying to live out their lyrics.

What really hurts rap/hip-hop these days is that rappers like Gucci Mane, Wacka Flocka Flame, and the like can't seem to stay out of trouble. When Eazy E and Dr. Dre moved from Compton to Westlake Village (next door to Thousand Oaks) in the late 80's/early 90's, you never heard about their houses getting raided because they moved out there to get away from foolishness. DJ Quik rapped about being "Born and Raised in Compton", but the first house that he bought after his first album was out in Rialto. These days, rappers like Wacka Flocka move to Henry County and bring their foolishness with them. Henry County may not be Westlake Village, but the premise of "getting away from the hood" should still apply.

That's not to say that older rappers are not beyond reproach. Snoop had to learn the hard way by going on trial. Fast forward to now and he lives out in Diamond Bar and has a youth football league.
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Old 02-11-2011, 10:49 PM
 
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Outside of Outcast, Goodie Mob, Ludachris and T.I (and maybe a couple others) the South has ruined rap music and hip-hop. Now its all about making a catchy dance or song and glorifying all the wrong things.

Soulja-Boy? Really? Wackafocka? Really? Gucci Mane? Really?

Overall though, the music scene like it or not has been a great asset to Atlanta and music events bring tens of millions to the city.
Wacklanta represents the worst in hip hop at the moment hands down. In stark contrast, New Orleans is making a buzz among real heads nationally at the moment. With artists like Dee 1, Curren$y, Jay Elect, Nesby Phips, K Gates, The Show, Ceasar Parkway, Dappa, Dizzy, Slangston Hughes, Lyrical Genius, Jeaux, Kidd Kidd Truth Universal etc... among the up and comers, you can argue that New Orleans is very much poised to turn the tide against the trash that has infected hip hop in recent years.
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Old 02-11-2011, 11:21 PM
 
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Hip-hop is dead.
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Old 02-12-2011, 10:04 AM
 
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Side note: as a child of the 70s who grew up listening to 80s and 90s hip hop, I am appalled at some of the songs that these new, so-called artists are creating. Listening to Cell Therapy and Get up, Get Out inspired me as a teen...but all of that is history. There is absolutely no inspiration coming out of the current music in Atlanta (unless its underground).

But I am moving to the city (after being out of the south for over a decade). I have two little children and I am truly afraid at what options they will have to listen to. I can shelter them, but exposure through peers and school is inevitable.

I guess B.O.B is no inspiration
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Old 02-12-2011, 10:42 AM
 
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None of that is real hip hop. You don't have a clue what you are talking about.
Kinda, it is exactly what it being put forward by the music media at large. While I somewhat tend to agree with you, I fully understand and see exactly where the other poster is coming from.

Hip hop, rap at large etc., has done little to no favors for its image or generally the people that 'live' it. It's not just Atlanta, living by Detroit I see/hear plenty of interesting people that make you go
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Old 02-12-2011, 11:34 AM
 
Location: morningside, atlanta
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...the South has ruined rap music...

Soulja-Boy? Really? Wackafocka? Really? Gucci Mane? Really?
hell yeah - which reminded me of this hilarious parody:

removed - sorry, not a music video room.

actually though, i'm surprised big boi's latest hasn't made a bigger splash yet; been out for over half a year and i still don't hear it on the radio, and it's even been nominated for a grammy. best new hip-hop track i've heard in quite awhile.

removed - sorry, not a music video room.

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I, for one would love to see Classical music and Rock make a comeback.
classical music will always be there, and there are a few still writing some rather wonderful pieces of music. (good example that comes to mind) contemporary classical music isn't very accessible for most, even those who enjoy the staples like mozart. it also needs one's full attention to be fully appreciated in general, something that today's culture is lacking in more and more as time progresses. as far as rock goes, there is plenty of good stuff but there is an equal amount of complete *****, probably as much (or more) as there is crappy rap music out there...

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Old 02-12-2011, 11:57 AM
 
Location: East Side of ATL
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hell yeah - which reminded me of this hilarious parody:

removed - sorry, not a music video room.
LMAO. That joint had me in tears...

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