These days, Hip Hop is at an interesting spot where there is an abundance of new artists putting their own spin on the genre while artists of the 90's Hip Hop cloth are still thriving. Everyday, I am seeing a new debate on which is better or whose music is trash. One thing apparent in both sides of the argument is perspective and lack of full understanding of the genre. This topic has been on my mind for a bit now and I thought it would be a good time to open the conversation. I think it's time we break Hip Hop down into subgenres how Rock N Roll is. We can't keep comparing/contrasting the Lil Uzi Verts and Yachtys to the Kendricks and Coles. They aren't trash artists. They just aren't from the same branch of Hip Hop. Can we celebrate creativity versus comparing different types of artists?
Example: Punk Rock is different from Heavy Metal. You cannot compare Green Day to Metallica.
As for my personal view, I think any one who creates can bring something new to the world and I appreciate it for what it is. Kendrick and Cole are a couple of my top inspirations for their conscious abilities, alongside meeting them both. I cannot listen to either one of their albums on all the time. I also enjoy Lil Uzi Vert's music a great bit. I do not hold these artists to the same standard. I simply enjoy whichever depending on the mood i'm in, but nonetheless, it is an artist putting themselves out to the world to be critiqued. Let's appreciate that.
Any thoughts? Share them below!