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What happened to Hip-Hop

What happened to Hip-Hop, how did it end up like this? the biggest song on the radio is by a rapper who didn't write it And the ones who do write they repeat the same 8 words for all 3 verses What happened to the art of storytelling and taking pride in being a wordsmith? People just don't care for lyrics these days Hip-Hop doesn't have the same spirit these days I'll school you but I'm not here for the merit these days I'll do it out of passion, pride and love I wish rappers would stop freestyling 30 songs and start to write with love I learned more from lyrical gangstas than I ever did teachers Nas, Rakim, Big Pun, Eminem, Tupac all made me believers These days rappers freestyle for an hour straight but don't say a thing Every other word is something, something, something, I'm the king But there's not one impressive bar, quotable or line Kids act like it's the greatest thing ever, because they're all blind Nas wrote Illmatic at 21 so stop using age as an excuse for writing nonsense rhymes How can I take your Hip-Hop knowledge seriously if you can't tell me which group said "Ain't no such thing as halfway crooks" If you want to be a rapper go and study Jay-Z, Rakim, Big Pun, Ice Cube and Big Daddy Kane before writing in your rhyme book I'm sick of these "Lil" rappers bragging about having more drugs than pharmacy's When every song sounds the same how can I judge their artistry? I'll stick to listening to Wu Tang Clan, Nas and Bone Thugs N Harmony This generation of rappers post pictures of their jewellery for whatever insecurities they're masking But I'm tired of the signing and talking about Jewellery, I want to hear some rapping If your playlist has Lil Pump, Tekashi or Soulja Boy in it then I'll avoid the music and ask the DJ to put on some Kendrick, Big Sean, J.Cole or Joyner Lucas Why is it that it's mainly the garbage untalented rappers that the radio plays Constantly posting about being in beef, but knowing it's all staged They spend more time on social media than writing rhymes and songs Considering they're meant to be rappers you should find this wrong This generation of rappers don't care about the history of Hip-Hop They don't even put any effort into the songs they're making, so they have 70 quick drops They need autotune, so they'll stutter if they're challenged to a rap battle or spit off I'd rather sit in silence than hear anymore mumble rap I'd get rid of you all if we could bring Tupac, Biggie and Big Pun back I hope that in the near future this generation of rappers will be forgot It will always be my first love, but I hate what's happened to Hip-Hop

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