Pharrell & Flying Lotus Discuss Current State Of Hip Hop

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  1. IronFist

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    In an interesting Beats Radio 1 interview with host Scott Vener, Flying Lotus and Pharrell discuss the current state of Hip Hop. Among many other statements, they have come to the conclusion that Hip Hop is in a good place and that there’s space for everyone. Whether you like hard hitting boom bap or frivolous trap bangers, or even something completely alternative, there’s a lot to offer they say. Check out the full interview.​
     
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    very interesting, i agree with P on a lot of things, some people just dont know that the world has changed , i think that would be a good thread topic later on

    but yeah man its true, the internet is booming
     
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    Listening to this right now...good stuff.
     
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    THIS.

    You even see it on the coli.

    All these dinosaurs talking about, "I need the radio to tell me what's hip and what's new" or still rely on television and magazines to get their steez from...not knowing that that was obsolete and out the window 10 years ago. It's all about the internet, social media, youtube, bandcamp, soundcloud, mixcloud, blogs, etc....that's where the new stuff is coming from.

    They, like P said, are too used to the old way of doing things, and they really aren't aware it's a whole different era now.

    That's why I hate those I miss the 90s threads now, I do too, don't get me wrong, but we moved on and adapted and changed with the times.
     
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    This is honestly pretty true
    I mean this is the same genre where alternative artists like thugger/yachty are on to an extent, conscious rappers like your wale/jcole/kendrick are on, "swag" rappers like Big Sean are on, genre benders like Kanye are on, Lyrical rappers like lupe have an audience, street rappers like MMG (although they are fading away but either way) are on, etc.

    IMO hiphop was in a better state in the late 2000-2010 era but it isn't the end of the world now
     
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    blah...

    comes off as a big cape for wack shyt
     
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    I can see what P and Lotus is saying but comparing music to sitcoms and cloths is not effective.

    I would say movies is a better subject to compare it to.

    Classic movies like The Godfather and The Shawshank Redemtion is still good today. Sure some elements in the movies will feel outdated. But they still have a higher quality then most movies today even tho the production in movies today are "better".

    Yeah I get it, things have changed and you probably couldnt drop an album with the soundscape that Illmatic have. But that doesn't mean you could drop a "lyrical" classic today with top notch production.

    Just look on how many "classic" albums we have gotten the last 10 years. Compare that to the 90s. Sure those albums sound "dated" today, but you can still hear the quality in them. How they structured an album. How they had an idea how they wanted the album to sound etc. Today, rappers albums sound like mixtapes. A bunch of songs randomly put together.

    The lack of "lyrcial" rappers is not the problem, the lack of finess in putting an album together is missing. Even the new rappers I like today have a hard time making albums that sound consistent with out getting repetitive.
     
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    Imma take this comment back. Pharrell did make a point or two I agree with.
     
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    :francis:

    Interviewer is dumb as fukk.
    Coming off incredibly salty on the radio.

    Pharrell is in his 40s sounding like he's 19.
     
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    for real, people need to adjust and use it to their advantage
     
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    this

    i like discovering good full length albums
     
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    Hey you know how it is your on tumblr.

    I used it to my advantage to promote my music and it gave me a following that I never had before/. Hopped on that way back in 2011.
    :yeshrug:
    you snooze you lose.
     
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    In terms of hip-hop...yes, I agree.
    in terms of everything else, that's a deeper conversation.
     
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    This just popped up on my facebook wall.

    I dont know if it apply to hip hop as well, but there might be some truth in it.

     
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    i love this post. well said breh.
     

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