I remember when Ja Rule screamed into a microphone and said, “Ya’ll want Pac back?! Well, he’s here!” I was like, “Man, sit yo a$$ down.” There was only one 2pac, and he is gone.
We’ll, now that pop culture is done imitating the 80s (i.e. tight pants, auto-tune, flat tops) it has turned to the 90s. And Hip-Hop follows…
Look, I came up in both eras so I have absolutely no problem seeing my youth reborn. It just has to be a line somewhere. It’s one thing to admire a time in history but what is 2014 when you look back on it? A fake a$$ 1994?
I’m more into an evolution. Sure, I love the 90s but I want to hear some new sh*t. I love the homage that A$ap Nast and Joey Bada$$ pay. Just give me something more. Something new.
I think that’s why I like Kendrick so much. He feels like the next step. Like he could rock in any era. And for you 90s dudes, you can’t just listen to “Swimming Pools” and say, “NAH! HELL NO!”
I’m not sure the “Trapped in the 90s” dudes even like this. It’s an insult to them. Can’t say that I would go that far but I somewhat agree.
At the end of the day it comes down to how the music feels. If it’s good, you can’t hate on that. Let’s see where this goes…