"Are J.Cole and Kendrick the only decent rappers from the 2010s?"
I kind of stepped away from listening to new hip hop when the 2010s started, which I view as the Lil Wayne rap era ( and probably still going today)…
As a fan of the hip hop collectives that were big in the 2000s, (Def Jux, Rhymesayers, Hiero, Quannum, Stonesthrow etc..) I have not heard any MCs or groups that bring out the same type of creativity or quality…
Are there any rappers that came out in the 2010s that are similar to the collectives mentioned above?
The only artists that I keep seeing mentioned are J Cole and Kendrick, which I honestly dont like either..
I think there could be a little time period fluidity going on for you because the Carter 3 came out in 2008. I don't think the 10's could be called the lil Wayne era. The drake era would be closer. Thank Me Later(the start of his reign imo) dropped in 2010.
There's actually a ton of creativity in the genre the last 10 years. You're/we're just not feeling it because we're old.
Odd Future Chance Future TDE as a collective Joey Bada$$ Mac Miller Drake (I know, I know) L'Orange & associated artists Blu & Exile (they were pre-2010, I guess, but put in a good chunk of their work in the 10s)
11. "That was kinda my point." In response to Reply # 9 Thu Jun-10-21 12:47 PM by Brew
Pretty sure I listed a bunch of the stuff that I've liked in my list above haha. Not sure what else you're referring to, but I'm sure you're right.
But I included myself in "we're" because even the stuff I've liked from artists who just came out in the 2010s, I don't have the same reverence for it as I did the stuff from the 90s/00s that defined my tastes.
Which of course is just the way of the world. As we get older, our tastes are mostly set, but the music keeps evolving because of the injection of creative young folks. So even if there's a lot of it that I really like, there's also a lot of it that just doesn't resonate with me at all. But, to the OP's question (however insincere), that doesn't mean it's not good or creative. It just means that we're too old to "get it."
>based on your posting at least. > >I think some folks aren't rap fans as much as they are history >buffs. > >Like, they love a very specific era/moment in time, but never >branch out at all. > >If rap has existed for 40 years...and you only like 6-7 years >of it...then are you really a rap fan? > > >This entire thread was weird to me. > > >You want to find newer artists you like? You could browse the >forum, check social media, youtube, let spotify make >recommendations, etc. > >How does a dude go from being a fan of shit like Def Jux to >"oh, so rap is just Cole?" > >
14. "your tone in the OP is pretty dismissive" In response to Reply # 13 Thu Jun-10-21 03:19 PM by bearfield
even if you are sincere in your request. if you really wanted to find out about new music you would research it yourself as opposed to asking about it on a board with pretty conservative tastes. there are entire playlists on spotify and youtube dedicated to modern "lyrical" hip hop that has roots in traditional 90s rapping. even searching something as basic as "modern lyrical rappers" on google is pretty productive
16. "RE: your tone in the OP is pretty dismissive" In response to Reply # 14
Well its like I said, I already tried to get into these new rappers and was not impressed. So I am asking to see if there is anyone that I have missed or should revisit. Some of the names being mentioned I have already listened to briefly, so now I am interested in revisiting.
I never thought of the lesson as conservative. The lesson is probably responsible for me listening to artists like El-P and Aesop Rock
17. ""conservative" as in "disinterested in change"" In response to Reply # 16 Thu Jun-10-21 05:20 PM by bearfield
aesop and el-p were new and exciting in 2001 but that was 20 years ago they haven't changed that much, just became more accessible to new listeners. new and exciting in 2021 is weird stuff like tony shhnow and xanman
to not be totally unproductive in here i will say that a lot of millennial rappers were very influenced by 90s stuff. this includes benny, conway, earl, j cole, kendrick and almost all of TDE, joey badass and pro era, a$ap mob, odd future, flatbush zombies, underachievers, earthgang, j.id. etc. there isn't much that is directly influenced by indie/underground groups like quannum and hiero because they didn't reach as many folks as bigger artists did. you'll find the odd artist that was really into blackalicious like a.f.r.o. but they're kind of rare
12. "Thank you all for the feedback" In response to Reply # 0
I saw Oddisee and Blu mentioned, those were probably the last rappers that I liked, but I was not thinking of them as new artist in 2010s…
What i meant about Lil Wayne is that almost every rapper coming out was influenced by him… i know that’s probably not accurate, just my impression
Some of the others mentioned I have heard before but will take a 2nd listen such as Roc Marciano, Earl sweatshirt, open mike eagle etc. I forgot about Freddie Gibbs, but I can only take so much of his music, I mostly just listen to him when he works with Madlib…
But as a someone said, i guess i got older and the latest hip hop doesn’t appeal to me as much.
18. "funny, those are my two least favorite from the 2010s" In response to Reply # 0
>I kind of stepped away from listening to new hip hop when the >2010s started, which I view as the Lil Wayne rap era ( and >probably still going today)… > >As a fan of the hip hop collectives that were big in the >2000s, (Def Jux, Rhymesayers, Hiero, Quannum, Stonesthrow >etc..) I have not heard any MCs or groups that bring out the >same type of creativity or quality… > >Are there any rappers that came out in the 2010s that are >similar to the collectives mentioned above? > >The only artists that I keep seeing mentioned are J Cole and >Kendrick, which I honestly dont like either..
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