Friday, August 1, 2008
First of all the first rapper I ever heard was Grand Master flash and the furious five. However they made a lot of impression. I was more into break dancing than dreaming about becoming a rapper. The vibe was set how the hip hop culture started. Till the early nineties I didn't started to listen to rap. This was a crazy time. I was influenced by the whole west coast gangsta rap and became a total fan of west coast rap.
Although I felt like that this was only a one sub genre in rap music. I felt the need for exploring more of the raw and depth in rap music. I found southern rap, this was also lot like the west coast rap. It was also the gangsta vibe and the beats were of that funk influence. I found later about the east coast rap. This made me dig deeper into the history of hip hop. This is where my whole mind state changed when I heard Rakim, Brand Nubian and Kool G Rap. This was a great era for me. This was the era that I felt that hip hop music is not just form of entertainment but also a culture. However I have all my favorite albums sort out by the year it came out. My favorite era is from 1990 till 1998. These eight years of my life was everything was going fine. I was having fun with my friends and hanging out doing was kids do on that age. Now I feel like that was maybe because those were my favorite years and I was feeling good, that is why rap music sounds great in my ear.
Since 2003 I have the feeling that rap music went downhill because the quality of the beats got too melodic and this is for the new generation in the hip hop music a major break through because the broader audience can link with this type of music.