ScottFree wrote:My list of great "Gangsta Rappers"...
By great I mean, undeniable/unshakable confidence, underground and pop sensibiity, way above average lyrical wordplay, and good taste in beats.
Jay-Z, Beanie Sigel, Jadakiss, Young Jeezy (sometimes), Twista, Nas, T.I., Cassidy, Old NWA,
And that's the nail in the coffin right there. Come with a gimmick all you want, but at least have SOME lyrical skill.
Contradicting my earlier statements, I don't REALLY have a problem with gangsta rap. Hey I did say i grew up on it. What I despise are rappers who have absolutely nothing to say other than gangsta shit...and even when they attempt THAT they absolutely suck.
I guess that's why I can't really get into southern hip hop. I only listen to Jeezy for the beats. I an't say T.I. sucks, but his last album sure did. I think "King" will someday be considered a classic. Damn...but artists like "Plies" a lot of these other half-assed wannabe actin' like a slave ass ringtone rappers...
They're the reason why I think there's serioously a conspiracy to do away with hip hop once and for all. Seems like you can't even get a deal today without not only performing for an exec...but having a dance to go along with your hit record. That's just taking "coonin'" to a whole new level when you're actually TOLD TO DANCE...and you actually have to bring along videos of your little brother and dem otha lil negroes performing the newest chicken slave dance just to show how cool.....
Nah fuck that...how "sambo" your new act proves to be. Damn "The Humpty Dance" was at least an obvious comedic dance. Well let me put it this way. if you're gonna come with a "Superman" dance, the least you could do is tell the kids to stay in school.
Even Soulja Boy was decent enough to do that. I can't talk down about Soulja Boy though. At least he isn't 35 and making music for kids and shit while spitting watermelon seeds all over the got damn camera.
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