What the Fuck happened to Hip-Hop?

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Nekrø Beats : such an important message!

Dan Root : _"lack of responsibility"_ is probably the most relevant thing in this day and age.

Patryk M : hip hop then was a culture. hip hop now is just an easy way to make money.

SpartaXvi : Linkin Park did it right

Romnys Gonzalez : childish gambino,Chance the rapper,Kendrick and J.Cole are only a few of rappers speaking about the problems in the society btw how they make his bald shine?

T Morales : I just hope this video gets millions of views #SAVEHIPHOP

Caleb Twombly : This deserves a f*cking standing ovation. I can't tell you how many times I nodded my head and screamed YES at this. One of the truest and single most important thing an artist has said in YEARS!

khalilTv : Now Mac Miller is dead cause of drugs 💔 and rappers think their video is dope to have drugs they talk about

caruso : The ideas sound great but the harsh reality is money motivates it all and nobody wants to hear anything intelligent.

Zhenlong Kizazu : Then Eminem Kamikaze came to sweep the garbage out. That's the 1st step.

Dillon Collins : My dude droppin' hiphop knowledge while wearing an ACDC shirt.

DJ Frostbyt3 : Haters gonna say "This is from an old head perspective!" Just watch.

Joaquin Lomeli : *Hip hop and rap is DEAD!!* music back in the day talked about real issues, all music had a message. Now, people are just trying to rhyme words together and talk about party, drinking and girls... *#BringHipHopBack*

Jennifer Pruitt : John Cena is a FAR better rapper than all of the "LIL" drones today.


Jesse Bauer : Hip-hop is not alone! What we have on our hands is a total and utter meltdown of musical culture. Every heavy-metal video you might see some men with long hair just banging on a guitar and screaming gutturally into the microphone. All rock ‘n’ roll you might see is the same goddamn shit that has been done 1 million times since the beginning of the music genre boom (50’s-60’s). They all sound like shit! It’s nutty that once in a while someone will try to capture the “old” sound and get a hit like (Cee-lo). But that’s it. Just one hit because you copied the sound of a classic. Worst yet regarding rock is all the sub genres like Emo and Taylor Swift’s garbage. All rap that you might see does nothing but talk about putting money in some bitches pussy and taking a bath in diamonds inside the trunk of your Lamborghini. What happens to Run DMC and NWA? All country you might see is only Kenny Chesney with $60 flip-flops and an $80 straw cowboy hat singing about having a corona on a white beach. What happened to Merl Haggard and Jonny Cash? I am a musician and I tend to sway towards the rock ‘n’ roll and alternative genre. And the sad part about it all is that I hate all new music equally. It just all sucks. If you find someone who does something different show me and I will show you 1000 other people who have done it before. People would rather hear 50 year old songs than new ones because their sound will never change. This is one of the most depressing comments I’ve ever left, but it needed to be said. Sorry about the rant. I guess it’s better than going to a music therapist though lmao.

Hequiles : It's not even about auto-tune or mumble rap, I actually like Travis Scott when it comes to that. The point is the message that the rapper tries to come across and I have to agree with DMC on that. Todays message is all about wasting your life and being useless smoking weed and partying smh.

Calculus Daddy : I am now inspired to become a rapper!

Christopher Gongora : Stray away from mainstream music real music is still out there

Kenny 92 : this needs to be shown to SOOOOOO many people

shrimp daddy : Damn his forehead is so shiny

rising raisings : I think it's time to change the name of this genre

The Uberman : Its dead. Its time to move on.

wilmardo : So true but there are rappers standing up against this trend lately. Look at Joyner Lucas - I'm Not Racist or Childish Gambino - This Is America


ThatVintageLego : This is the exact reason why I hate today's hip hop, and why I only listen to old hip hop. I seriously hope people get the message and realize that they need to fix this music genre which has been lead astray.

Isaac Ascii : Shoutout to Joey Bada$$!

Simon Li : Millenials. That's what. Edit: I meant generation z sorry

Hamster Smash : Hopsin

Infinite Waters (Diving Deep) : Great message

Whoop dat stanky hoe : Single mothers and the welfare state are the problem.

Rafael Mata : When I think of raps and hip hop My thoughts are that its too late to fix what they just created

Anders Sørensen : We got someone saving hip-hop at the moment...... Joyner Lucas.

___ : This needs at least 10x more views

Victor Olson : agree with everything but his view on trump

f1nalpr1m3 : DMC is himself a legend.

Maple_Hobbit : Agree with everything except Trump. Everyone always says "Trump is ruining this" or "Trump is ruining that" but then stumble when you ask what specifically he's doing that's so bad. Take that anger and aim it at the media who just want to keep you angry so that you keep tuning in to have that anger justified somehow.

Onyx David : Hiphop was hijacked and weaponized against the black community by "other government agencies". Hiphop today is a virtual weapon of mass destruction and it must be reclaimed.

FG : this is an absolutely awesome video



ThePubliusValerius : DMC is the man. Thank you for your message my brother.

The Rational Man : Trump was completely irrelevant to the topic of hip-hop and the state it is in. You showed a lack of self-control when you didn't stay on topic.

Horsepower Enthusiast : People who rap about success and being educated: *crickets chirping* People who rap about drugs, sex, teen pregnancy and murdering people on a fine night: *audience cheers* Get the picture?

Random Videos Productions : Now I know im gonna get a lot of hate for this for many reasons, (the least of which being because im quoting the biggest troll in the history of the internet,) but in the words of filthy frank, "good music is always out there, you just need to dig a little to find it." Overall, I agree with the message of this video, but I feel like he focuses too much on the lil Pumps and Blocboy JBs of the world. There are tons of rappers who talk about important societal issues that are either established acts or blowing up right now. Kendrick, J Cole, J.I.D, X (before he died R.I.P.) Gambino, Wifiisfuneral, the list goes on. There are also plenty of rappers that aren't necessarily talking about super important subjects but are still super lyrical and can rap their asses off at the drop of an eyelash, like YBN Cordae, Ski Mask, etc. Remember, in the very beginning, hip hop wasnt about current events, (for the most part) but was mostly party music. Afrika Bambaataa, Sugarhill Gang, hell, even the Beasty Boys were all party music (No disrespect to any of these artists). Even what is widely accepted as the first ever rap song, "Rappers Delight" by the Sugarhill Gang, was just a fun song saying, "Hey! look! we invented something! Dance to it! Party!". rap really didnt get that lyrical until Grandmaster Flash and Rakim came out. before that, it was really more the DJ that was focused on more. Hip hop has gone through phases, the 80s was mostly fun, empowering, music. He said himself, back then they hardly ever even cussed. But, (In the same way grunge was a direct result of the access of 80s hair metal) the 90s was more grimy and hardcore, with acts like the Wu Tang, Nas, JayZ and, of course, Pac and Biggie. But then when Pac and Biggie got shot, (R.I.P.) people sort of got a wake up call and wanted more chilled out, non threatening music and thus, the over the top, miami drug dealing, hookers and blow, party era happened, starting about 2003-2004, peaking in 2007 and fizzling out around 2010-2012, when Soulja Boy, (Soulja sucks ASS but you have to admit he was influential) Gucci Mane and Chief Keef fused elements of crunk and pop rap into their gangster rap to bring about the trap genre that's blowing up right now. Its still got that 2000s "big pimpin" feel, the life of access, endless party's, and rappers who got high off their own supply in the mid 2000s, but stayed cool which made new rappers sip lean and pop xans because they grew up listening to that. 90s rappers grew up in the 70s and 80s, at the height of the war on drugs, and thus, drugs weren't as big a thing at that time. it was more liquor and weed, less pills and cocaine. I guess at the end of the day, I agree that hip hop is stagnating, but I think that it will eventually come full circle and the 2020s will see a return to a more lyrical era of rap, but i think the access of right now is here to stay, at least for now anyway. Look at the XXL freshman list for the past few years. they all sucked from 2015 to 2017 (with the exception of X) but this year we got Wifi, J.I.D. and Ski. Things are slowly getting better.

ghoulunathics : musicians are not role models. real musicians write about shit that's present in their lives, and occasionally people will like it. it's the listeners problem if he cannot distinguish negative stuff from positive. it's just sad where the genre has gone in to. it's nothing but the mass effect of enough people have been tricked into listening for the swag only regardless of what kind of bullshit the music itself is, and the rest will follow. ironically it's a deal that benefits the both - listeners think they get what they want, and the producers can go easy with the actual quality of the content , just ensuring that the music fills the criteria of what's swag today.

Steven : NFrealmusic

Foxtrot : Nah, I think you're dead wrong. There was violence long before Gangsta Rap came along. Their music is a reflection of reality. Some of it isn't, sure. Some of it is copying the crowd in order to make money, those are the rappers who spur on cliches and gimmicks. But it started out and continues to be translating their life to the masses and that's exactly what NWA did. Communication through music. I will say it again, there was violence and killing's long before Gangsta Rap was around. Ice Cube even made a song about how much of a joke that argument is called "gansta rap made me do it"

Kenny 92 : too real for some people