Originally Posted by 007nites
I'm all down for Old School Music but I just recently started listening to some new stuff this year and not all of the new stuff is horrible. There are a lot of artists who still go hard. You just won't find them on the radio.
What "urban" music is today is a long shot from what urban music was back in the 90s, but it's not necessarily the quality of music that's taken a hit. There have always been dope MCs writing even doper rhymes, there still are, and always will be - that isn't what's changed.
What's changed is the general population's tastes, and in turn what makes money and what plays on the radio. This is a generation of club goers - club goers want to hear bass-heavy songs with easy to remember hooks, so that's why the least lyrically sophisticated guys are getting the most green.
But if you know which rocks to search under, you'll always be able to find guys that are keeping it just as real as it was back in the 90s. Hip-hop is always going to be hip-hop, whether Soulja Boy's new album is selling more copies than Common's.