Is Hip Hop actually dead?

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  1. ArguS

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    I just got to thinkin.. Nas' Hip Hop is Dead album is the last hiphop CD i bought.. Is there any good shit still coming out?
    I used to live and breathe for hip hop, didnt listen to anythin else.. Then I noticed that everything I was listening to was old, and I didnt really like the new shit.. Then drum and bass took over.
    But i just heard a Jedi Mind Tricks song i used to listen to and thought 'uhhhhhhhhhhhhh yeah, jedi mind baby, vinnie pas baby' and realised I wanna get back into it..
    Is there any new artists around that are actually decent? Or have any of the other dudes put out a good CD recently? Any good quality mixtapes?
    Nice one
     
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    MAYBE ?
    I mean mainstream Hip Hop ain't Hip hop by RNB pop Hop
     
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    Help me out.. Recent Cd's you like? New artists?
     
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    It was never alive :D
     
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    new artists? see thats the problem. you seem to like a good 2 artists. maybe try last FM explore new people

    as for new CDs to buy

    Raekwan Only built for cuban links 2 is Hotness


    sc0tty go listen to fucking dubstep you nutta
     
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    Haha @ Hip Hop was never alive. D&B wouldn't be here without Hip Hop.

    Back to the question, there's plenty of good shit around still. But it's not getting airplay at all.

    Too tired to name any, but I'll get back to this...
     
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    but that's like saying hip hop wouldn't be here without ghetto youths.
     
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    Ghett Youths wouldn't be here without Ghetto ma's and pa's.
     
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    Auto tune is killing decent Hip-Hop Imo.
     
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    There's tons of good stuff out there. Depends what you're into.

    Autotune has nowt to do with hiphop. It's for pop acts who can't sing to make 'passable' pop trx.

    http://www.maddecent.com/paperroute/

    check this, free / pay what you want label, newish Dirty South mixtape produced by Diplo. Some sick stuff.

    look at Don't Flop (UK) & Grind Time & EOW (US) on youtube and you'll see it's alive.
     
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    Aaaaw man i feel sorry for non hiphop heads having to re-read this subject again and again, hip hop is alive man! New York is thriving with new beat makers, left coast hip hop is strong too, alot of american mc's are getting european production onto the scene too, check some french and dutch beat tapes best stuff around imo, too many names to mention

    Go crazy on youtube if you ever have an hour or two spare, trust you will find some good stuff
     
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    FUCK OFF IS IT

    stupid thing to say
     
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    if your a noob check out Toeclam and Sirius's mixtape for enlightenment
     
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    also...

    Not dismissing, but if you wanna break it down to the 'elements'...

    They're all alive and v.well.

    It's only the mainstream/radio crossover that's sucking.
     
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    Try listening to Finale or Blame Ones last albums I thought they were both good. Then if you like instrumental stuff Mr Dibiase, Oddisee, Ras G. Flying Lotus and Samiyam have got an EP coming soon. Madlibs got 2 albums he's produced coming over the next couple of months, one with Strong Arm Steady, and one with Guilty Simpson, both will be excellent.
     
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    Uhh, it was a question.. Not a statement.. Im just sayin that I haven't been interested in it for ages, I don't know why.. So im lookin for whats good nowadays.. Think of the title of this thread as rhetorical and chill the fuck out!