Originally posted by tonton
Del Tha Funkee Homosapien
[Recurring Rap Rant]
WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED TO GOOD RAP ACTS LIKE THIS?
Black Sheep? Snoop Dogg? Cypress Hill? The Fugees?
And then before that? NWA was good, as were all of the solo acts that spun off.
But what now? 50 Cent? Christ, that's garbage. Even Eminem has 20 duds for each good track.
For an excellent selection of rap circa 1992, get the Brand New Heavies' "Heavy Rhyme Experience". Possibly the best rap album ever.
Del is awesome....hes just unlike anybody out there. Yeah, older rap stuff is definitely better....I actually find myself listnin to old records more, like ATCQ, Wu-Tang, KRS One, Rakim, EPMD, Gangstarr, Kool G Rap, etc. The golden age of rap was like 92-96, when killer albums were comin out left and right every single week...thats when the record store was keepin cats broke. Now that corporate America has gotten a hold of "hip hop", skill isnt necessary and they just sell a moniker to consumers. The good stuff is all underground and doesnt get rotation on MTV/BET/the radio.