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
Copyright © Alex Duffy | Year Posted 2018
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