Is Gangsta Hip Hop Dead?
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yeah it is… so is the whole gangsta persona. new times, new music, new lifestyle
yep. It died in 2007. It beat michael jackson out for length of time something was dead before it got buried, which was in 2009.
Gangsta rap is in a coma, until Detox and The R.E.D. Album drop!
they say gangsta style is in, but im much fresher…so i keep killin the gangsta persona like i got active schizophrenia…
i dnt pump none of there muzic….. 1#drake is 2 much like wayne 2#wale raps about random bullshit 3# kid cudi cant rap 4 shit….. they cant fuck with nippsy or stat q
to me all three guys do a nice job ushering in a new wave into hip-hop without having to be all gangsta props to all three for dat Wale and Cudi put out hot albums to me that involve thought. (notice drakes hands in this photo.)
Man these guys cant kill anything, they fresh on the scene,cudi’s album was decent and wale’s is the same and drake shouldnt talk at all, its annoying, and ghost rae and meth album should be a good reminder that the gangsta rap aint dead
I have outgrown gangsta rap. I’m making mortgage payments and have kids to feed. I think Kanye West and Obama winning the election also played a role.
So is that why 50 Cent is working so hard to stay relevant in rap, lol! Fif should have retired when Kanye West outshined him! Where’s Mr. West at in this pic anyways?
gangsta rap isn’t dead ..they didn’t kill anything,
claim? its not a claim its a fact, and i applaud them all. its obviously not completely dead but mainstream it is…
@6 misterg…. what about the godam hands u faggot???? these 3 three idiots don’t rap about killing but they’re still ignorant cuz all they rap about is money, cars and hoes…
As far as killing gangsta rap ..that just shows how theyre dum, ignorant and full of themselves… Gansta rap died way before they even came out… For me it died when PAC died….
Gansta rap represented the racial, economical and just overall struggle that black youth had to deal with in the 90′s …Tupac represented that in hiphop and rhymed about it and when he died, that struggle wasn’t represented the right way or atleast it wasn’t all captured, which resulted in that art form slowly fading away… At the same time, were not in the 90′s anymore and that struggle from just isnt there anymore…things got better and there’s a black president.
If anything i think the cultural change and the lifestyle difference along with the death of the rapper who was best at broadcasting the struggle, resulted in the death of the gangsta rap artform.
It’s awkward for these three goofs to come out of no where and act like they have the power to make a cultural impact.. like who the fuck are you???? do they even have albums out???
I’d rather bump some gangsta shit, and this garbage shit Cudi released. BISD, RED ALBUM, DETOX (HOPEFULLY). how the fuck gangsta rap dead?
by the way, J.Cole is more talented than any of these 3 (drake, wale, cudi). I hope he gets his cover next year. This nigga really make me think with his music…
Comercial yea but in the streets?? Fuck naw!! As long as niggaz is goin through it the gangsta rap soundtrack will stay relavant. Niggaz is still gettin shot!
Drake’s jacket looks like a furry vagina.
I dont think that gansta rap is dead I just think that the ppl have grown tired of the “fake thug” (ie rick ross, Ja rule, The game, Plies, and the list goes on) at this moment. just like when mase first came out… after a while ppl will grow weary of this era of rap and we’ll “be on to the next one” (Jay-z)
Yeah, especially after Drake came through as mister MVP hardcore gangster spitter on So Far Gone, knowing damn well he is 1,000 miles from Toronto trying to sound hood.
kid cudi got a big as head lol and gangsta rap isnt dead…good gangsta rap is damn near dead tho
yo fucking idiots…they siad they killed the gangsta rap persona….meaning dey made people stop thinking all rapppers are gangster rappers….they did not saying anything about killing Gangsta Hip-Hop music…n noo it’s not dead…there are so many how can ya even say it’s dead….Game. Fab, 50, Ross, Wayne, Jada….Hip-Hop is dying just dying finnacially….the gangsta rap thing is just the stereotype that they killed
and Wale should of been replace by Lupe or something….that nigga ain’t change shit lol
Kanye, Drake, n Lupe should be up there cause Kid Cudi n Wale bareky did damage…good music but they r not poppin like the other 3
Wale just is looking for pretty girls. So, now that he found one, he REALLY ain’t hardcore
You know, I think it is funny how you can come thru and be like I been shot 7 times and deal drugs from here to Saudi Arabia, and got hella shit on hold, and then someone like Cudi comes through and is like UHH..I LIKE TA DRAW. What
FIRST OF ALL WALE IS BOUT TO FLOP N OVERHYPED KUDI IS TALENTED BUT HE IS NOT A RAPPER OR LYRICIST BOTH DONT ARENT SUPERSTARS TO CHANGE ANYTHING
HATE EM OR LIKE DRAKE IS
This 3 guys are great but in my opinion Kid Cudi is different from hip hop he just in hip hop community but his music is great but people don’t consider as hip hop drake is very talented but fuckin with cash money makes him look bad in my opinion he would be better with out them but he prolly wouldn’t get that big hype wale is great also and his new album got some hot ish,
naw wale didnt do shit its kudi and drake’s the problem lol
@19 scroony… you stupid fuck…..people already know all rappers are not gangters it’s a common fact that theres pop rappers out there…. They were actually trying to say they came in and took out the gangsta artform and replaced it with theyre own… they might have worded it differently but thats the meaning or atleast the message they’re trying to convey…
Anyways i forgot i’m on a hiphop site there’s only gonna be ignorant, brainwashed idiots with partialy impaired cerebrums on here…. I COSIGN MYSELF Hiphop number 12
They look like a bunch of fags…It’s more a sign of the times than anything else. Celebrity without reason is also a sign of the times. What has anyone of these guys done to that has significantly affected hip hop?
Drake is the most successful of the three and he has one hot mixtape and a few verses. But then again Obama won the Nobel Prize for doing nothing so I guess it’s really a sign of the times.
Big up to these 3 brothers…well Kid Cudi not so much and Drake ehh, but big respect to Wale. Death to fabricated ignorant gangsta mafiso rap! Its time to elevate and inspire a nation of real shit, creativity & great thinkers. Shout to Mr. West for breaking down that door and big respect to Fiasco, who is also a pioneer in the new movement of rap.
ummm gucci mane aint gangsta rap? young jeezy aint gangsta rap? or is it trap muzik?
Gucci is gangsta? lol than Bill O Reilly is Scarface, come on what are you a 15?
Um Fuck, why is Wale really gangster?
KEEP RAW HARDCORE HIPHOP ALIVE
THESE DUDES AINT STRONG ENOUGH
Or, why are you giving him the utmost respect?
This slave mentality of thinking has got to end. I do NOT think people care about the blocks you have on hold anymore. I don’t think that’s what Linda wants her little 7 year old Riley listening to or talking about..they want pretty girls and things!!
I SAY THAT HOUSE, SHOULD BE A CRACK HOUSE NOW SEE IT MY WAY OR I GET THE STRAPS OUT
ITS COLD BLOODED , ITS REAL SHIT YOU GOTTA LOVE IT
LOLOLOL,, YALL CAN KEEP LISTENIN TO THESE GOODY GOODIES
i dont know why some of you gettin all emotional.none of you niggas live in the hood anyways and like somebody already said,they’re not talking about gangsta rap is dead its the persona..fuckin idiots
gangsta hiphop is def dead even ppl that you would put in that gangsta bubble is more so tlkn about drug sales and living it up there is no one tlkn frm that poor grimey hardcore point of view their is a void in the market for someone to fill
i dont know anyone who is out that can come frm that place i would say 50 but i cant believe it comming off his G4 doing books signings with robert greene
prolly styles p, beanie sigel i would say are your modern day gangsta artist BUT WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
@cosign myself #12 and cosingn sheesy #28 except for saying Obama hasn’t done anything to deserve a nobel prize…. again independent thinking is crucial in life…just cause that’s what the media says doesn’t actual mean he didnt deserve it…Obama won that based on his diplomatic polical approach towards mainly the middle east, Asia, and the rest of the world… he has a fair, peaceful agenda towards almost everything what other prize can he win besides “The Nobel peace Prize” personally i haven’t seen these type of actions or attitude from any previous Leaders..
So..ItsWavie212, do you think if Cudi, Drake and Wale came thru in wife beaters and gold medallions and such they would attract that “gangsta” crowd more? So..it’s as easy as changing your persona?? So..are these so called niggas out here really gangster??? Can Drake come through with a gloc 40 and be cool????
(y’all ain’t give me 40 acres and a mule).
WTHELL DOES OBAMA N HIS NOBEL PEACE PRIZE HAVE TO DO WITH THIS
this nigga really said some shit about Obama winning a nobel prize…wtf haha
@ #19 and 37 are some of u idiots trying to say that …drake, cudi and that 3rd idiot are saying that they made it cool to not be a gangsta rapper?????….as in “Killed the gangta persona in rap” ??? But its the same as saying that because of them, the most succesfull persona in rap is no longer the gansgta persona….so theyre saying as a result, the gangta persona is no longer cool …if u can reason and if u interpret the meaning behind that they’re sayin before, rappers had a gangsta persona and then they came in and now rappers no longer have a gansta persona because they killed it
Now lets put two and tow together
who portrays the gangsta persona??? = ganster rappers
rappers who dont portray gangsta persona = pop rappers
if u kill the ganster persona = u kill gangter rappers
if u kill gangta rappers it = killing the gangsta artform
i hate to break it down like that but thats what it comes down to when your communicating with idiots
cosign me 12 & 27
@44 read the whole fucking comment u idiot.. what are you illeterate ???? “this nigga jus said something about obama hahaha” fucks wrong wit u …. nigga read …how fuckin hard is it to read so u understand where its coming from for u make an ass out urself fool
gangsta rap aint dead and if you think it is you can come get hit with my eaggggle
Eagle St.! BUT WHY ASK WHY?
Sooooo Jeezy,Gucci,50,Dr.Dre,The Game,Ice Cube,Scarface are all irreverent now a days?smh
that is the gayest shit i have ever seen.w tf is cudis head gigantic or what
It is huger than Kanye’s, so..that’s why he is on G double O D Music!
look st the jew flashing the sign……..
already a puppet
Drake……my G…….that coat is not what it is
n.i.g.e.l.’s always switchin up niggaz words to stirr up the bloggers. open ur eyes niggaz
LOL @ this whole post…
Why are these 3 in GQ magazine?.. that’s just disrespectful to tha legends and vets in the game.
@45 hiphop…WHAT IS WRONG WITH U?…..persona is a personal facade that one presents to the world…
NOW WHEN THEY say GANGSTER RAP “PERSONA”….they are NOT!! just talking about gangter rappers or the one who potray it!
At at one point in hip-hop was known to allot of people as just degrading women, drugs, money and violence…all the things that fall into the gangster rap category…that lead allot of people to state “ooo I don’t listen to rap all they talk about is Women, Drugs etc, etc….”….that statemnet by that person is theier persona for gangster rappers…the one you said was corect to but at the end of the day…Gangster Rap was a stereotype!!! for all rappers.
yes there are allot fraudlent rappers who act as if they are gangsters some of them feel thats the only way they can make it…and there are those who actually are…but at the end of the day…The Public Perception is what is most important because they create stereotypes…and then people who don’t even listen HIP-HOP truly make those stereotypical same comments
SO that is what drake and kanye killed…..there revenue with all the music they have sold..has finally shown the world that there are non-gangster rappers out there….this is not about just GANGSTER RAPPERS….this about Hip-Hop as a whole and how it’s precieved!
they gonna get heated for this!!
IF YAW KILLED THE GANGSTA IN RAP, PLEASE GIVE BEANIE SIGEL THE MEMO
Inaccurate, Why Do U Think Gucci Mane Is So Relevant.. The Hood Bumps Who’s Like Them, The Burbs Just Follow Trends.. They Have No Say So Outside Of Print And The Internets.. Picture Some White Boy From Wisconsin Trying To School Me On Rap, Fuck Outta Here..lol..
Jeezy, Gucci, 50, Lil Boosie, Project Pat, 3 6, Yo Gotti, French Montana, The Lox, Dipset Are All Popular Because That’s What The Hood Listens To, Other Niggas Pick Up On It Cuz They Like It, Even Tho They Don’t Or Can’t Relate To It 100% (The Burbs)
When 50 Push 300K First Week, GQ Will See Gangster Rap Inst Dead.. It’s The Voice Of Hip-Hop, Its Always Been About The Struggle..
@ 56 scroony …There’s been alot of non gangter rappers before those 4 morons came out including kanye… rappers like Will smith, mc hammer, mase, lil john etc been out before even now there’s plenty southern rappers who special in dance tunes etc hiphop has always had succesfull non gangster rappers. It’s never been said that to be a rapper u have to portray a gangster persona..non gangster rap has always been succesful, ever since hiphop started.
At the end of the day it comes down too 3 rappers getting a little too full of them themselves by trying to say they killed the gangsta persona…meaning they replaced it with their own fruity persona. again they’re not saying that word for word…it’s the meaning behind the words, the message they’re conveying. Killing the gangster persona is killing the gangster artform… It’s like jim cary telling sylvester stalone, ” i came out with my comedian persona and killed the action hero persona in movies.” so if u kill that persona then action movies will no longer exist…. same with hiphop…. if u kill the gangster persona than gansgter rap will no longer exist….so drake cuddi and wale are actually saying they killed gangster rap
as far them having any influence in hiphop…read my comment #12, to see why the gangster rap is fading away and it has nothing to do with drake or any of these fruity rappers
YO F*CK EVERYBODY WHO ARGEES WITH THIS ARTICLE, ESPECIALLY IF YOUR BLACK. Absolutley gangster rap has been pused to the side, but is that a good thing??? At the end of the day we all know that the “gagnsta” lifestyle is still in full effect in alot of our neighborhoods, sooo it sux to see that no even rap is trying to hide what really goes on in these lesser neigvorhoods. Until gangbabgin is phased out of socicety I think we need gagsta rap to force these white folk and the medie to know whats going on (even know they stil wont pay attention)
Lets not forget its was songs and groups like NWA’S “F*CK THA POLICE* that put police brutality in the hood on the mainstream map during the 90′s. It’s people like 2pac that made people all around a new found respect for rap and it’s culture.
every era is different! They didn’t kill it people gottired of it! But hard core hip hop ain’t dead it’s just no main stream any more! If they promoted hardcore hip hop like they do this stuff now then it would be on top! “”It’s THE LABELS THAT PUSH A BIG WAVE OF THE DIFFERENT RAPPERS ON US!”" We buy it so thats another reason it’s changing! But mind the fact that RECORD SALE IN HIP HOP ARE AS LOW AS THEY EVER BEEN!!!!!SO THAT SAYS ALOT!!!! HIP HOP ALL FUCKED UP CAUSE YOU GOT PUSSIES LIKE (WAYNE,BIRDMAN,PLIES,RICK ROSS,GAME & etc) PLAYING GANGSTA ROLES WHEN THEY NOT EVEN CLOSE!!!!! THEN YOU GOT THE NIGGAZ WHO WOULD USUALY BE KNOW AS “SQUARES” IN HIP HOP SHINING (Kanye West,Wale,Drake,Kid Kudi & etc)! NOT CAUSE THEY THE MOST TALENTED! CAUSE THEIR MuSIC IS DIFFERENT & A LITTE MORE HONEST! THEY AREN’T TELLING OVER EXAGERATED LIES! THE CLOSEST RAPPER WE EVER HAD TO BEING GANGSTER WAS “2 PAC”!! AND 2 PAC WASN’T EVEN A GANGSTER! HE SUPPORTED GOOD THINGS HE WAS JUST TRAPPED IN A FUCKED UP LIFE! HE WAS A KEEP IT REAL TYPE PERSON SO WHEN SHYT CAME HIS WAY HE WASN”T FEELING HE “”KEPT IT REAL”"!! THATS WHY HE ENDED UP WHERE HE IS!!! REAL TALK___________
@63″must read” props to an intelligent annalylises about why gangster rap is no longer on mainstream, cosign most of what u said
BESIDES WHEN GANGSTA RAP STARTED IT WASN’T ACTUALY ALL GANGSTA RAP! IT HAD MESSAGES IN THE MUSIC WITH A KEEP IT REAL ATTITUDE!!! THe MUSIC WAS FOR PEOPLE TO EXPRESS THEIR SELf ABOUT WHATS GOING ON! FOR SOME Reason with time it turned into expressing your self on the nigga you got beef wit on a track & Liying about how gangsta you are & other dudes are not!
^^^^@65 .. cosign again…that’s as real as it’s gonna get on this site
now adays all rappers do is talk like they got boss money like Jay-Z,50 cent,& Diddy when they not even close! All Rappers do now adays is brag & boast to the fans about a life style most of us don’t & problably won’t experience! I don’ know why peple support the rappers like that! They clearly knoww all teir fans ain’t rich! Most of the fans arent! Telling people how good your life is when you know most the listeners don’t have it the same as is you IS BRAGGN, BOASTING & STUNTIN ON THEM! FANS NEED TO START THINKING!!!!Some of them don’t even live the lifes they say they do! All some of them do is rent shyt for the camera & Brag & boast with it! We gotta get smart & stop supporting rappers who are basicaly putting the lower classes down! We notliving like them & all they do is tell us how they living like we asked?!! SMH
i agree wth @65 but @67 i don’t….i mean just the way you started “now adays all rappers do”….yeah they are various ones who do boast and brag but what about the ones that don’t are they non-existent or soemthing…I know Eminem does not boast and brag i could probally name a few but thats besides the point….
I’m telling you people what drake n theses other dudes r saying it that they are killing the stereotypes…..they didn’t not come out blantaly and say we KILLED GANGSTER RAP…..they put the word “PERSONA” behind it….I agree with 65 cause he’s right there is a point when that happen..but the rappers that wasn’t WERE NOT MAINSTREAM…..now that they are. Hip-Hop as a whole is looking kinda versatile now!
and @60 hip hop I know it’s disrespectful for them to say that…because they didn’t go through the stuggle that most of these gangster rappers did…how they made their money or how they survive…but thats why im telling that word “PERSONA” can’t be taken into meanings cause i believe all their saying is they killed the stereo type.
AND Lil Wayne is a gangster rapper. Real or fake or whatver you consider him, all he does is gangster rap…why would drake cosgin that when he resides with one???!
They forgot Kanye….in this LIL BI Sexual Rappers. Kanye Started all this shit. Fucking Fruit Boy Rap. Bitch Hop. A bunch a tight shirt..big sneaker…tight pants ass Posers. None of you niggaz are worth any of my money.
yeah lordkaseem u right my bad pimpin
And you niggaz are not gonna tell me this nigga Wale isn’t the most average rap nigga I have ever heard in my life…I would have to go back to Neek the Exotic to find a more average rap nigga. Name me one Ill quote…and I will shut the fuck up. Is it me…or did Young Money just go and sign all the GAY rap niggaz in the industry?…they the new rainbow rap niggaz. How yall gonna let corporate interest just take over ya culture… what’s next…a bunch of white rappers?
I want to hear….JAY ELECTRONICA….JAY ELECTRONICA…JAY ELECTRONICA….JAY ELECTRONICA….FUCK THESE FRUIT BOYS!
man i am kinda glad they killed the persona of gangsta rap for the kids, but dam make the hook right.take time with your music non of that shit ever comes from the heart and Lil Wayne ain’ t no gangsta so he shouldn’t be gangsta rapping hes soft and grew up on TV and the nigga needs to a album sober so he can realize the weird and dumb shit he says and drak would never fuck with any rapper from NY he would get eat up like fat people in a buffet
They didn’t kill nuthin’. Kid Cudi & Drake get radio play, but i aint heard Wale on the radio. And Kid Cudi is a good rapper, but he aint sell no records. Drake is soooo over exposed & over hyped. He’s a great artist, but let him drop his album first before you say his buzz is big as 50 when he came in 03. He aint gone sell 12 milli.
Damn Champ Slayer, SOMEBODY isn’t the king of wishful thinking. SMH!!
^Oh Yeah, BTW 50 Album Sales Are Going To Crush Wale’s, Wale Was #2 On Itunes, But Tanked 3 Days After Dropping His Album, So U Know He Gonna Flop Hard, Something Like 25K, No Bullshit..
They didn’t kill gangsta rap. They just pushed backpack rap into the forefront.
I would say Jay Z and Kayne killed that gangster persona. When you talk like you have some education and your pants aren’t hanging down @ your knees then people will respect you more. Also when rappers do those big business deals I think thats real positive. [Jay, Kayne 50 etc]
These skateboard/bicyle type Wale, Kudi, Lupe also help with concious rap.
I’m glad that Ice Cube “KILL THAT NIGGA AND CHOP UP HIS BODY” gangsta rap is gone tho hell yea!
I enjoy listening 2 various artist like 50,Jeezy,Drake,Eminem,Kid Cudi & even Soulja Boy. We need variety in Hip Hop for it to stay creative & new. Kid Cudi had Day n Nite, a huge record & he’s dope but he under Kanye & putting up average numbers. I wish them all the best, especially Cudi… but when u have a huge crossover record & u sale just 100k ya first week, sumthing aint rite.
the pic looks funny to me.it looks like drake is blowin them aways.i mean look at it it looks like cudi flyin to the right and wale is fly to left lol =-)
Drake was the one who started all of this not the other two wack rappers they shouldnt even be considered rappers. They didnt kill the gangster persona, they snuck inside it. Kudi aint Hip hop so idk why he on it and Wale just be goin on about nothing all the time. But Drake, Lupe, and ye really snuck in through the back door and molded the original hiphop to fit their persona. they didnt kill the gangster they just brought they’re own style in
Look at wale and kudi’s genre they do alt hip hop, one thing i can say bout drake he keep it real hop hop
they should off never said that shit…ice cube,snoop n DRETOX are coming back to bring realness back to hiphop alot of these undercover fags or hipsters are going to be real shook….oh yeah n shyne po is out i think 2011 n 2012 are going to be exposing years n real hiphop wold be back on top….
I’m tired of gangsta rap, the shit is trash, who wants to listen to a dude talk about killin, sellin drugs to your own people, running over our beautiful black women, all damn day, they have no subject manner, Kid Cudi is a creative genius, if u haven’t heard man on the moon i suggest u go listen to it, especially if u r a stoner
@ 3qeers realness??? what is realness? where r u from homie?
okay bloggers half deese fake ass rappers never sold dope never shot anybody never lived in the hood but u idolize them like they fuckin freeway rick or Larry hoover there not they make music they pretend to be something there far from. yeah there’s a few real niggas on dat gangsta shit but they areant gettin any recognition so i guess the point of gangsta rap being dead is true isn’t it how can you rap about the hood and gangsta rap if u live in a gated community with six cars and a wife and kids and u fuck dudes on the down low and to dat idiot hiphop if u did your research u would know drake is throwing up the sign of the bafamad
p.s. fuck the detox real artist make there own music write there own lyrics dont go get the hottest people in the game to make them a platinum album Dre trash except on the beats
These niggas aint even all that We neeed people like 50 in the game to keep it fresh, otherwise hip hop will be dead if these 3 are the next hottest 3 in hip hop like compare these dudes to pac n biggy or 5th and jay, r u kidding me all this singing shit is really gettin on my nerves these guys do songs with lady gaga and grew up rich, now ur the hottest in hip hop? shits weird man
^^^^ wow, ain’t nobody comparing them to pac or big? ain’t no comparisons clown, they carved there own niche in hip hop
3 FAGS I WILL NEVER LISTEN TOO, U CANT KILL NOTHING U NEVER STARTED, AND U CANT TEACH NOBODY SHIT IF U HAVEN’T LEARN NOTHING
THAT WHAT THEY ARE TRYING TO DO AND IT WAS BEING DONE BECUZ LAME GAY NIGGAZ LIKE LIL WAYNE N BABY N SHIT N RICK FALSE WAS THE ONES OUT REPPIN IT…BUT 50 CENT IS BACK! AND HIS ALBUM IS CRAZYYY AND ITS GONNA FLOOD AND DROWN OUT THIS CORNYYY SHITT AND IT IS MAINSTREEAM! PPL AINT GON REALIZE IT BUT THIS ALBUM BEFORE I SELF DESTRUCT IS STARTIN A WHOLE NEW BLUEPRINT FOR ALL THE NEW AND OLD GANGTSA RAPPERS TO COME BACK TO LIGHT WITH THEIR MUSIC….BISD IN STORS NOW!!! THE MOVIE SICK TOO IHEARD
this article is pathetic
I been telling cats for awhile now that all thes Kanye clones are attempt by the labels to take Hip Hop away from the streets. These 3 lames are an example of that.
Yes gangsta rap is dead or dying but these guys aint resposible for it. their just riding a wave. The MAIN PLAYERS in the deat of gangster rap are KANYE WEST and LUPE FIASCO.
@ LORDKASEEM YES WALE IS THE MOST AVERAGE NIGGA I EVER HEARD! Nothing speacial….camron almost stands out as more of a lyricist! @ Scroony Ronny Yea I did start what I said wrong I didn’t mean to say all! But mostly all the ones people considering the top boast & brag! Eminem is the only top name that tries to keep I lyrical with out the boasting! Drake,wale & kid cudi have to be saying they killed gangsta rap because there were rappers way before them that were out not doing gangser rap & was out at the same time as gangsta rap! like OUTKAST,The ROOTS, COMON SENSE & etc! They were always around to let it be known that all rappers aren’t trying to be gangsta & there is more then just gangsta rap! So that was already established! Drake,wale & kid cudi are bsicaly saying the killed the ERA of gangsta rap! When actualy gangsta rap killed it’s self by to many people trying to do it & by letting FAKE,FRAUD, PUNK ASS NIGGAS CLAIM THEY GANGSTA & TALKING ABOUT GANGSTA SHYT THEY NEVER EVER DID! PLUS people getting exposed left & right & chains being snatched by real thug niggaz helped! lol
none of these guy have made the impact culturally that gangster rap has made.
I think music is going in the “sublime” direction. “Blacroc” styled is what I think alternative kids will listen to as well as fans of the individual rap artists doing features over band instrumentals.
you can tell lil’ wayne is trying to do something similar with his rock album. but i think he picked the wrong artists, there not as respected in the rock world as he is in the rap world. I wanna see what kind of bigger rock bands he collabs with.
either way, gangster rap stories will always be interesting if done in interesting and unique ways, the saturation was always going to lead to this era of people doing totally diff shit would take over. it’s the nature of the listeners to want something new but still the shit to listen too.
kid cudi, wale, and drake are only doing what the original dudes were doing, there stories (raek, big pun, ice t) just happened to be gangster as shit. the controversy of there mindset and stories helped carry them were they lacked talent, but as they evolved they created a defined and fluid style that influenced all rap artists.
gangster rap is just a label the industry made so they could separate cd’s for the customers. it’s all hip hop to me.
2shooters Says: November 16th, 2009 at 8:37 am ^Oh Yeah, BTW 50 Album Sales Are Going To Crush Wale’s, Wale Was #2 On Itunes, But Tanked 3 Days After Dropping His Album, So U Know He Gonna Flop Hard, Something Like 25K, No Bullshit..
so that makes it the better album because 50 is gonna sell more..LMAO fuckin clowns
a yo let me settle this shit gangsta music did not die in the 90′s with pac if yall dumb ass niggas knew what the fuck you were talkin about you would have known that..it actually died MAINSTREAM wise when kanye’s era came out actually it died with ja rules faggot ass.. but anyways gangsta rap was still around because early 50 cent was gangsta rap im talkin bout his get rich or die trin album and shit before that and it was still around when camron and dipset ran da rap game yall need study up……plus @12hiphop,@97EVERYBODY MUST READ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!,@91breakaonenine,@843qeers,@82A Mazing,..matter fact @ everybody who reads this article- how the fuck your nick name gunna be hiphop and you say all that talk about is money cars clothes and hoes. do you listen to fucking music or do you just nodd you head to the beat..for one Wale is hip hop artist his music talks about realness everything from his 1sr hit single nike boots to his latest family affiar…and kid cudi for one doesnt do rap or hip hop his genre is different its like emo rap cause its usually slow and sad but mean while its sumthing not jus reapeting random things and giving props to the same artist who doesnt even recongnize him any more in the music industry(low blow to game)..and with drake well he does jus talk about women clothes money, i personally wouldn’t have had him up there i would replace him with real muthafuckin hip hop artist whose 1million times better than most artist out now days LUPE FIASCO, this dude better than game wayne anybody if u dnt believe me listen to any of his songs from any album any mixtape if you wanna talk about a full 180 from gangsta rap this is him his lyrics are real he jus doesnt get in the studio and jus spitt about stupid shit he dnt have kno horrible rock/rap song he dont talk about shooting or slanging or killing he is true hip hop in all parts of its name so to all yall talkin bout “the red album” “detox” compare that shit to a lupe album no compare it to a lupe mixtape and match up word for word and true meaning and true content you’ll see whose actually better..plus after your in da music buisness mainstream for over 3 yrs you cnt talk about gangsta rap anymore because it will be a lie so while you r in your big ass house with your 5 cars you still go back to the hood fuckin slang sum rockor pimp sum chick bullshit nigga bullshit you that nobody in they right mind would risk all that worked for to jus keep up a persona or look for niggas gettin they cd off of lime wire…FUCK YALL
Kid Cudi lookin gay ass hell in dem lil jeans
Dudes still talking about guns, drugs and killing. They just doing it in expensive cars, with Gucci outfits and attractive women around. It hasn’t died, just evolved.
YUUUP! It’s been dead since like 2005 & 2006 around that time. Ever since Kanye stepped on the scene, he changed the game. We have a shift in our mentality, we ain’t tryna hear shit about guns and killing other people.
It’s all about feel good music, not blood heated hating music. Although I will still bump Biggie, Pac, Cube and some Snoop with some Dre. As far as an upcoming gangsta rapper in this decade and the next … doubt they will be successful in this game.
It’s all about Drake and Kanye type music. FEEL GOOD MUSIC like the Black Eyed Peas.
no disrespect to these niggas they all ok in they own style of rap but none of these 3 are really nice, and its a shame that these days ppl are hyped and then album drops and its over, the album is supposed to be the begining not the end. i’ve heard so much of these 3 i know now that theyre just ok no big deal
now gagnsta rap is dead, but these 3 had absolutely nothing to do with it not by a long shot kanye common lupe and most of all andre 3000 shut the door on it, they rhymes are real and thought provoking and with obama ppl are thinking we can do better stop making excuses
the actual moment it kinda took shape was on the “walk it out” dj unk remix feat andre 3000 when he said some shit like ” ya white tee well to me looks like a nightgown make your mama proud take that thing 2 sizes down, and then you’ll look like the man that you are and not you could be” 3 stacks is powerfull with out alot of flare you cant be the king of the parking lot forever
lol…not me i never listened to these artist. something fishy bout Drake & cudi
KID CUDI had a good album cant really say im a fan of his but just giving props where they are due i think drake is a bunch of hype and offers nothing different to the game and wale is aight nothing to get excited about
# nolia.slim Says: November 15th, 2009 at 10:46 pm
I have outgrown gangsta rap. I’m making mortgage payments and have kids to feed. I think Kanye West and Obama winning the election also played a role. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ SO IT TAKES A BLACK PRESIDENT WHO DOESNT CARE ABOUT YOU ANYWAY FOR YOU TO OUTGROW NEGATIVITY LIKE ARE YOU KIDDING ME SO IF MCCAIN HAD WON YOU WOULD HAVE NEVER OUTGROWN GANGSTA RAP THIS COMMENT IS JUST SAD AND TRUTH BE TOLD ITS ALL ENTERTAINMENT 95% OF RAPPERS ARE NOT AND NEVER WERE THESE GOONS THEY PORTRAY THEMSELVES TO BE ITS ALL AN IMAGE A BIG ILLUSION A BUNCH OF RENTED CARS, FAKE JEWELRY ETC. ITS ALL ENTERTAINMENT FOLKS
Gangsta rap aint dead it jus aint poppin! Young people are smarter now forget bein a gangsta get ya education, aint no 401k wen u a gangsta! lol
I’d rather listen to some hardcore gangsta shit then listen to some gay ass pop auto-tune tight ass pants singing bullshit.
40 Glocc would beat the shit out of all 3 of these faggats, Prodigy gets out of jail in a min. then this fahtzi boy music well be over with
its not dead. its just not poppin like it used to.
they aint killed shit, the industry is saturated with fake gangsterism.
Maybe some of you neva-finna-get-out-da-hood azz niccas still wanna worship the gangsta life style, but for the most part Hip Hop has evolved and its not all about selling coke and byrds anymore, Hip Hop is fine the way it is right, now and as much as you hate Drake or Wayne etc…they have put Hip Hop in a better spot light among the media, non-hip hop fans are now giving hip hop a chance and that makes me happy. I still listen to gangsta rap though, but not as much. Just on some mixtape ish.
DIDN’T KID CUDI SHIT FLOP? HOW DID HE HELP KILL SOME SHIT, WHEN HE ONLY SOLD 100 CD’S?
@ Fresh Gangsta rap is still poppin! Main stream just ain’t pushin it down our throats with crazy promotion like before! Now they tryna promote the boastful IM to fly or im the Shyt music! Plus for you to say young people are smarter now adays yougotta Be CRAZY! #1 kid now a days are way faster to commit crimes then before! #2 More kids are in gangs then ever before! #3 more kids are dealing or doing drugs then ever before #4 More kids are having kids at an early age then ever before Im 21 & feel the kids around my age group weather older or younger are getting dumber! NOT ALL OF THEM!!!
I got kid cudi’s album on the ipod but……………drake & wale “NO!” Wale is a average rapper with regular bars. Drake is only poppin because he did a few tracks with wayne but is not that hot.
I ACTUALLY TAKE THE TIME TO LISTEN WHAT THESE CATS HAVE TO SAY…IF I AGREE WITH THERE COMMENTS IS A WHOLE DIFFERENT SUBJECT BUT AT LEAST IM GETTING A FRESH PERSPECTIVE FROM THE GUYS…WHILE IM AT IT….[www.youtube.com]
these 3 niggas look funny on this cover
With 20,000 1st week how do you kill anything but your own career? Tell me that Cudi and Wale.
Couldn’t read up this time but off top they ain’t “kill” sh!t! They have “reintroduced” a more popish style, i.e. Nelly some years ago, but to “kill” “ganster rap” would mean you’d have to kill gansters… which ain’t happen! Basically this is the problem with the music though… folks are still lettin outsiders determine what gets created/released and with that release of power people fall victim to onesided agenda’s. Its like sayin there’s no more “good or so called conscious hip hop” there’s plenty its jus not represented in the mainstream though… same with ganster rap… Kool G’s still spittin, what more “ganster” then reppin the mob?!!!?
first of all gangsta rap aint dead.. its just less focused on in the mainstream… and they forgot to give kanye credit… college dropout changed everything
Rick Ross and Plies bein exposed as the biggest frauds ever helped the decline of gangsta rap IMO. I think its a good thing though. I’m tired of rap bein synonymous with thuggery.
I don’t think they killed Gangsta rap. That will always be around no matter what. I don’t think the article really should have put it in that way, but I do think their definitely different from everyone else.
I’m a big fan of Kid cudi.
I appericate a lot that he doesn’t talks about guns and shooting people and shit. Honestly, It’s annoying. You can’t relate to that shit. When I’m having a bad day or even a good day the last thing I want to hear is people talking about killing other people and shit; and acting all hard. People might have other views of what Gangsta rap is but that’s my definition
+ all It’s doing is started problems amongst people my age.You don’t think kids get influenced by that shit but they do.
I don’t listen to much Wale, or Drake but
Kid cudi is defiantly a great rapper. If you can’t relate to him or understand what he’s talking about OR you think he can’t rap It’s prob cause you can’t You can’t understand things outside the box, ( no offense) He’s DEF way different out of all three of them. Wale is a little lame =/ lol.
Uhm, NO! Idk who wrote it but someone said Kid cudi’s album flopped? No bitch. That shit was number 4 in the billboard 1st week. Out of 200? That doesn’t seem like a flop to me? 125,322 first week?
Yeah, and i’ma tell u why. Gangsta rappers were so caught up in their personas they stopped noticing when people just really stopped relating to the shit they were talking about, and just wanted to hear something normal. What I mean is, it’s like damn nigga, i’m in college, I can’t relate to no shit about u sellin bricks and shootin niggas in the face. Don’t get me wrong, I like some gully shit, but sometime I want to hear something based in reality. It got to a point that’s all ANYBODY had to say, how many bodies they had on them, how many kilos they were moving, and real people can’t relate to that shyt.
I’M SPEECHLESS, I CAN’T BELIEVE HOW LOW HIP HOP HAS FALLEN, NIGGAS WEARIN SKIN TIGHT JEANS, BRIGHT ASS RAINBOW COLORS, HAND BAGS WHAT THE FUCK IN NEXT MOTHER FUCKAS WEARIN SKIRTS AND THONGS? WATCH IN THE NEAR FUTURE A MOTHER FUCKER IS GONNA COME OUT LIKE DMX DID IN 98 AND WITH A HARD ASS SOUND THATS GONNA UN-PUSSY THE RAP GAME TRUST ME
mr. or ms. stone said a mouth full… all these dude’s are connected to Kanye some way! Cudi’s his artist, Drake is an affiliate, and Wale’s managed by RocNation…
lol man these fucking wack ass pupppets aint do shit..all you haters bow down..let me see them do what fifty cent has done..BEFORE I SELF DESTRUCT THE BEST ALBUM OF 09 NEXT TO EMINEMS RELAPSE..WE OUT HERE IN CALI BABY..DRAKE A FUCKIN JEWISH FUCK BOY..INDUSTRY NIGGAS NOT IN THE STREETS..SPOILED ASS NIGGAS
Drake is a good rapper but hes not a gangsta rapper
gangsta rap aint dead, its just the bullshit media and these dumbass sites and magazines that make u think it is, as the new music is what sells more….that HIP HOP
The game is gangster, fabolous is gangster, nas is gangster, DETOX (Dr Dre) is gangster, even tough Eminem aint gangster he got that raw hip hop!
Dont get me wrong i like some of the new stuff but i still like to listen to that old school!
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DAMM WHY YALL WANNA REPLACE CUDI AND WALE WITH KAYNE AND LUPE??LOL..DONT CHA GET IT THEM 3 ARE REPRESENTING FOR THE ROOKIES OF DA HIP HOP GAME AND KAYNE AND LUPE AINT NO DAMM ROOKIES..AND AINT SHIT WRONG WITH WALE OR CUDI SO STOP IT
drake will have the biggest debut of 09 and put the final nail in the coffin to gangster rap r.i.p. gANGSTER RAP
they killd gangster rap??? hell na they just bitch ass faggots it just aint mainstream no mo its underground cuz of faggots like these who think dat money and clothes is all dat matters fukc dem bet u not one of em can hold a knife or fight
Look at that picture! Can that shit get more homo!? You know hip hop is dead when you say that a black Canadian jew killed gansta rap…
First off kid cudi has the best album of the year, wale comes in second, and drake put out the best mixtape of all-time. gangsta rap needs to be banned, who wants their kid hearing that? but out of all three of these guys kid cudi changed the game the most becuase of his sounds and he wasnt afraid to do something different. wale ehh idk if he changed anything, but drake proved you can come from a effin tv show and be the best rapper. i think drake will have the shortest carrer because he will do movies, wale will go for about 4 albums and kid cudi will most likely put all type of shit, hmmm i say about 8 albums and he’s done.
foreal wale and cudi like the 2 hottest in the game and u dont like that yous a lame point blank so sop hatin on these dudes and ps cudi got the best cd of the year hands down what nipsy got nigga?
gangsta rap will always be around never gonna leave, i do say it is less intense then how it was but it will always live. but eh being hards cool and all but i rather be smooth ma niggaaa
Tthe gangster rap aint dead,cause when people listen to a record, they want to here a story..It’s not just hip hop,people don’t want to miss the bad news,thats why the news headlines are the hotest shit out..People want to hear about,other niggas hard ship’s before the riches..and want to be able to relate..To know that they can make it rguardless..it does’nt have to be strictly about negativety So people who are not born with wealth can relate to these gangster tales of poverty,while at the same time make up your mind to choose a better route..Or at the same time just vent out,blow of steam to some hardcore shit!!
damn why the notorious big die if he were alive all these wack niggas would still be doin there corny white people shows n shit