1. "observations..." In response to In response to 0 Fri Jan-06-12 10:42 PM by david bammer
#1 the ying yang twins were one of the most prolific rap acts of the 2000's. you can feel however you want to feel about that, but it's fact. i never realized it at the time.
#2 it was fun watching acts "priority" with their label disintegrate as they put up duds. watching no limit records was particularly painful and i had blocked it from memory.
#3 this became excruciating to continue doing after about 2003. let me tell you... these songs, without the quote/unquote "new" factor attached that allowed for them to be popular in their respective time period... were not easy to ingest. i actually did all the way down to late 2005 but became physically ill so i stopped. (btw, 2005 was worse than 2002, 2003 or 2004 and i'm sure 2006 was worse than 2005.) i felt so mentally drained by the lack of emotional charge/reward any of these songs possessed i just quit as there was no motivation to continue going, much like there is no motivation to remember any of these songs. i would compare the experience to eating a 12oz steak made out of gummy bear gelatin.
#4 there were about 3 archetypical songs that everything falls into.
#5 tying into #4, i like some of the neptunes stuff, but their impact on commercial production basically destroyed the genre. i don't ever want to hear a synthetic guitar paired with a clap again. thankfully i'll never have to hear ANY of these songs again as they don't get played anywhere even for nostalgia sake.