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    Around which year Hip Hop went off the cliff?

    For me it would have to be 2005, after that year Hip Hop just started to sound shitty and it just lost its edge.

    This was around the time 50 released his second album and sang more than rap

    and songs like Laffy taffy, Lean with it rock with it, and Young Joc song was hype (The south really f Hip Hop up).

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    Good thread


    I'll say it started to look down from the cliff in 98.

    It fell down in 2001.

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    I know it definitely peaked in mainstream popularity around 2003/2004 because that was around the time when Hip Hop ruled the charts, radios and grammys.

    97-2002 was post Tupac/Biggy feel good Hip Hop that wasnt really about gangsterism. 50 cent is who really brought back gangster rap to the fore in 2003.

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    Quote Originally Posted by optimizm View Post
    Good thread


    I'll say it started to look down from the cliff in 98.

    It fell down in 2001.
    I wont say 2001 because we had blueprint, Em was at his peak, Dre had a good album, Ja had a good album and the genre showed promise. You must admit that when the South rise, Hip Hop went the fcuk down. I have not listened to Hip Hop in years and I am actually annoyed when I hear Hip Hop on the radio (I switch as fast as possible).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Man of Mystery View Post
    I wont say 2001 because we had blueprint, Em was at his peak, Dre had a good album, Ja had a good album and the genre showed promise. You must admit that when the South rise, Hip Hop went the fcuk down. I have not listened to Hip Hop in years and I am actually annoyed when I hear Hip Hop on the radio (I switch as fast as possible).
    You're talking about mainstream success. I'm referring to the true art form of Hip-hop, which fell off in the late 90s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by optimizm View Post
    You're talking about mainstream success. I'm referring to the true art form of Hip-hop, which fell off in the late 90s.
    True the essence of the artform starting to fall in the late 90's but to me it was still worth listening to, now there is hardly anything that makes me interested in it anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soca cowboy View Post
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    Why did you choose that year, strange but I know that year was the first year of gangster rap like Ice Tea and NWA.

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    when eventhing started sounding POP!

    its all pophop now. well at least the one we here everyday.

    theres still some good underground $hit.

    KRS1 and Buckshot's Colab album was a very good last year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by soca cowboy View Post
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    No


    You're off.

    Hip-hop fell off when "gangsta" rap peaked in the early 90s. The west coast was running the game. After wards, around 1994, the east coast made a come back. Nas, Wu Tang, BIG, Duckdown, and Mobb Deep brought back true hip-hop to the mainstream.

    The classic albums came out in 93-95. That was the hip-hop renaissance.

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    Hiphop's last hoorah was the summer of 98 when DMX and the Ruff Ryders were on heavy rotation. After that southern rappers took over the mainstream, I think it began when lil jon came out with that "like a b!tch" song. The final nail in the coffin was when the autotune loving T Pain types started getting airplay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Man of Mystery View Post
    Why did you choose that year, strange but I know that year was the first year of gangster rap like Ice Tea and NWA.
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    About 2002 is when the shyt hit the fan. When Lil Jon conquered the airwaves with ignorant, tear the club up music, I pretty much quit...it does have some choice moments (Jigga, Kanye, Game, 50, Slim Shady, and etc.) but in all fairness, crunk / snap music killed it mainstream wise. Why else did I decide to switch to Caribbean music? lol
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    Gangsta Rap been around since the early 80s... the philly hiphop scene was heavy into gangster rap way before NWA with dudes like Schooly D, Steady B and Cool C, EST and the Park Side Killers..


    But i would say hiphop took a nose dive the minute Jay Z said I dumb down my lyrics to double my dollars... Jay Z still was making good music but all the Jay Z Clones said "oooh all i have to do is have some swag, wear platinum and give the impression that i am ballin, throw a bunch of name brands in my raps and i will sell records... fuk any kind of lyrical skill"

    but the early signs of hiphop decline was 97
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamrock_Boi25 View Post
    Hiphop's last hoorah was the summer of 98 when DMX and the Ruff Ryders were on heavy rotation. After that southern rappers took over the mainstream, I think it began when lil jon came out with that "like a b!tch" song. The final nail in the coffin was when the autotune loving T Pain types started getting airplay.
    Ditto, I must agree wid you on this 1, but I would give it @least up to 2000!


    Ruff Ryders, wow miss dem days. lololo

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