I was born in 1987 so I grew up a 90’s baby, and during that time hip hop and rap were starting to become a big deal in the US. With artists such as: Tupac, Dr. Dre, Biggie Smalls, Snoop Doog, Ice Cube leading the way for the new hit music, rappers in those days mostly talked about their lives and how they went from struggling to being able to feed their families.
As the years went on hip hop and rap went from talking about normal things to artists bragging about how much money they made, how many cars they have and how many women they have. Why did it become the style for people to brag about things like that? Its like once Tupac and Biggie were killed the rap game just changed into a different game. It was easy for many people to relate to Biggie and Tupac because they spoke of everyday troubles, mostly.
Maybe its just me, but I rather brag about the money I save, not the money I spend. I rather brag about the one beautiful woman I love and how I support my family however I can. I turn to times when music made sense; I find myself listening to nothing but music from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. The Beatles, the Temptations, AC/DC, Bon Jovi, Journey, Guns N Roses, and music similar to those artists are the type of music I prefer. Their music had a purpose and made sense.
Yes, times change and every decade is different, but that doesn’t mean music has to lose purpose. So much of today’s music is about nonsense and crap. I wish more artists took it upon themselves to make their music make sense and mean something so that everyone can relate to it.