Written By SOHH Reckless
This topic has been run over, kicked, drowned and shot more times than I can count.
"The music was way more grounded than it is today," Method Man told The Press Association. "Today, you don't feel the movement. Back then, you felt the movement. I mean, the whole hip-hop movement. Like when Wu-Tang Clan came in, it was like regardless of where we went, people knew who we were. Or if we were in a new city, there was one person who knew who we was, and that would spread to ten more people, and so on and so forth, up until it was, 'Oh, you ain't up on that Wu-Tang stuff? Oh you ain't down homie!'
"Same thing with Cash Money, No Limit, Death Row - it goes on and on, all these movements. You don't have that any more."
Someone's mad that their prime has passed. Did you think Wu-Tang was going to be hot forever? No way…
BUT, when it comes to 90s hip-hop in general, I feel Method to the fullest. I completely understand. But as a rapper, why keep talking about it? I express my nostalgia for 90s hip-hop from time to time, but really it's only to express my contrasting feelings of today's rappers. But I'm not a rapper; I have no place. These MCs are steady bitching and moaning, but all the while they're not taking advantage of the position they're in to make good music. Instead, they do the opposite: they continue to make washed up, wack music. Unless that changes, there is nothing that can be done to change the music situation. With the exception of a few including artists like Kanye, etc, hip-hop is basically finished and isn't ever coming back, so get over it. Either make some music people want to hear or move on with your lives.
In the meantime, I'll continue to do my job and be one of the biggest haters there is. What would I be without corny rappers? Where would I be without Soulja Boy, The Game (who is a good rapper but just an idiot), MIMS, and all those other cornballs? I say keep wack rap and bipolar artists. It makes it more fun for people like me.
However, we do need some balance in the rap game blah blah blah. You've heard it all before.
Method should be proud that he was part of a classic album that made history and influenced the hip-hop scene more than he probably realizes. People still bang 36 Chambers. They still play some of those joints in the club from time to time. Damn. Why aren't n*ggas ever satisified? Be happy with what you did and retire. The end.
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