Rap is getting more and more popular. These days, it seems like rap (not that R&B shit, but actual rap) always makes up around half of the Billboard 100. Do you think the market share of hip-hop will continue to increase?
i’m in Gen Z and rap is absolutely huge but i see R&B taking over. most popular rapper rn that isn’t awful is Kendrick Lamar but i can see Frank Ocean taking over
I prefer the music I enjoy to be unpopular. I think if I heard something I liked on the radio all the time, I would grow to hate it.
As for the rap question, I think the genre's relative market share will remain consistent as long as the US black population stays relatively constant. The market seems pretty saturated already as far as I can tell.
I hope not
No, like all trends in music it will have a limited lifespan. It really isn't that popular with the whole population just young listeners.
I hope so, I'm a huge Kendrick Lamar fan
Rap is the music of the revolution
Hell yeah. ✊🏿
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Not these days, it used to be. Today it is just a bunch of mumbling that only talks about partying, drug abuse, hustling, thug stuff, relationships, or just plain comical and wack. You will find good rap/hip hop today but not in the mainstream. That is just my opinion and I don't listen any music for that matter.
Pure rap probably not but hiphop yes.
The genre will die out eventually...sooner rather than later would be good!
I'm super happy with the current direction of music. Rap is gaining popularity, and the quality of rap keeps improving. 21 Savage, Young Thug, Lil Pump, Yo Gotti, Migos, Gucci Mane are all in the top 20 right now, and they're all talented rappers. It seems like Generation Z is loving the same kind of rap that Millennials like me love. Lil Pump - born in 2000, the first national Generation Z rapper - has an awesome sound and is putting out some innovative stuff. The future looks bright!
Ugh, I'm Gen Z, but I much prefer the sound of older rap (Nas, 2Pac, Biggie, Dre, Ice Cube, Mos Def, Paris, Wu-Tang, etc.) to most of the new guys (Drake, Lil Wayne, 21 Savage, Fort Minor, Migos, XXXTentacion, etc). But to each his own, I guess.
And there are plenty of rappers that haven't adopted the trendy new sound, like Immortal Technique, Dead Prez, Jedi Mind Tricks, Killer Mike, Lupe Fiasco, Hopsin, Akala, Lowkey, Black Thought, etc. They're also leftists and highly political, if you're into that shit.
I wish Immortal Technique and other great political artists would start rapping over hardcore trap beats. That I could get into.