Why can't I enjoy 90's hip-hop?

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    18 years old.

    I been making my way through Jay-Z discography. I like Reasonable Doubt but vol 1, 2, and 3 are hella boring to me.

    A lot of Wu Tang songs sound really boring to me.

    They're just bars. There's no real melody. I'm sure if I printed out lyrics I'd appreciate it, but they don't sound fun to me. Fun songs to me are like Drake - 4PM in Calabasas, Kendrick Lamar - DNA, J.Cole - Neighbours, Vince Staples - Big Fish, etc.

    I like some 90's songs like Ice Cream and Atliens, but I can't listen to a full album cause it gets boring. 4:44 >>>>>>> any Jay-Z album for me. Is it really that hard to enjoy stuff before your time?
     
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    Some people can't feel it if they didn't live it, which is fine. It wasn't meant for you anyway.



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    What do u think of Bone Thugs did u ever try to get into their 90's music?

    They brought a lot of that melodic style into Hiphop









     
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    You can't enjoy it because you are 18.

    You haven't lived enough to understand of appreciate it. Revisit it again at 25+.

    2pac was 18 with the life of a 25 year old when he was 25 he lived the life of a 40 year old.

    Lots of 90's artist sang about real adult shyt. I was just listening to this song by Lauryn Hill. shyt is timeless. It was deeper than the shallowness of a lot the songs you mentioned that were surface level deep. Many 90's artists lived their music. This song is a check point of why Lauryn never released another album.

     
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    Biggie, mase, busta rhymes, DMX is who you should be listening to.:dame:
     
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    They aint gone like this :wow:
     
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    :flabbynsick:
     
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    check out the lost boyz
     
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    This. I got into classic hip-hop 10 years ago when I was 13. GTA San Andreas put me on :wow: I loved it from then just as I thought it sounded good rhythmically, but obviously as I grown older I have come to appreciate it so much more because I actually understand and relate to the themes and subjects addressed in the lyrics.
     
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    thats cuz as a 18 year old you relate to cornballs like Drake and Cole instead of real nikkas:pachaha:
     
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    It's because you a sucker son
     
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    nikkas getting mad cuz dude just said he doesn't enjoy their legacy day 90's rap ... He not even shytting on 90's rap fukk yall mad for?
     
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    I guess you can't force it you tried

    I can't even get through a full drake song:heh:
     
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    "Real nikkas"
     
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    "They're just bars. There's no real melody"

    Prediction: In 20 Years Black People Aren't Gonna Like Rap Music PERIOD

    Rap listeners have been conditioned to gravitate away from bars/words to melodies.

    Listeners are becoming more and more lazy when it comes to actual lyricism, and sing-songy, melodic, cat in the hat, Dr. Suess flows have taken precedent.

    OP is 18 so of course "words" will be a chore for him to listen to. Concentrating on every word a rapper says is becoming a thing of the past. Its more about "vibing" to a melodic flow over a hot beat. Subject matter be damned. Just a hot beat and catchy flow saying anything is all that's needed today to capture the attention of listeners.

    No offense to anybody reading this, but the "intelligence" in hip-hop overall has been drained severely. (That's a FACT, not an opinion)

    This melodic, sing-songy rap is like nursery rhymes to little kids. Its hypnotizing. Its catchy. It requires little to no work of the brain. Its easy to listen to and digest. Modern-day hip-hop for the most part is aimed at the equivalent of 6th graders.
     

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