Report "Hiphop as a whole is wack." in Culture, Race & Economy Posted August 23, 2014 This is a little "left field" of the subject but still relates to the state of hiphop today....... I'm very disappointed with the state of hiphop also because I don't like how low quality and low class some of the artists are performing. Hip hop used to be the envy of the world. Black urban culture produced some of the best dressers, best dancers, and best rhymers and it was political. Especially when it was on the East Coast with the strong Carribean influence. Then it went West Coast and gangsta....but still decent. But something happened when it went down South to places like New Orleans. Instead of smooth rhymes and sharp dancing skills.....artists started talking like they had a mouth full of marbles. Mumbling and grumbling their lyrics. Instead of snappy dressing, cats just started getting fat and sloppy wearing long white t-shirts and rocking back and forth on stage like apes. No, no....seriously. Look at the dance moves of earlier hiphop and then look at the monkey-crap so many of the artists started doing in the late 90s down in the rural areas. They started talking funny, looking crazy, getting fat and ugly. On stage slinging their arms and rocking back and forth with a grim growl while rapping....savage. Instead of strong rhymnic beats....just simple bass sounds began to dominate the track. It became rare for these southern rappers to even talk politics on their track and when they did...you couldn't figure out what the hell they were saying or where they stood. I saw some artist (maybe Lil' Wayne but I'm not sure) with a damn Confederate Flag on this album talking about the South will rise again!!! Artists getting tatoos all over thier bodies and wearing their hair messy...looking like clowns and savages instead of musicians. People around the world couldn't related to that damn back-woods unsophisticated garbage. This is not to diss all southern artists.....TLC, Arrested Development....they were excellent. But the generation of clowns after them....((shakes head))..just sloppy. Now the current generation are trying to move away from that country crap and are using thier creativity again...but for the late 90s and much of 2000-2010 hiphop was going straight down the toilet. Black people are the most creative people on the planet.....WHEN we apply ourselves. But when you get lazy and sloppy it just looks terrible.