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When did Lil' Wayne become the king of Hip-Hop?

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He posted this on his facebook.

 

Now many Head-Fi'ers alone are not into the whole hip hop and current music scene so I understand there will be more belitteling of him that usual here. But I am a fan of his...well not a fan but I do listen to his music, he may not have a superb pleasing voice in terms of vocals but the drops and beats of some of his songs are good and I do have quite a few..

 

Only problem is the King Of Hip-Hop title.... ಠ_ಠ

 

Any other modern music fans want to input their thoughts?

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To mainstream rappers and rap fans greatness is determined by income and pop culture exposure. I dont remember when double XL was relevant in the matters of hip-hop anyways. I enjoy an occasional lil wayne track too its mostly for the production thought so i give props to the producers not lil wayne.

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To mainstream rappers and rap fans greatness is determined by income and pop culture exposure. I dont remember when double XL was relevant in the matters of hip-hop anyways. I enjoy an occasional lil wayne track too its mostly for the production thought so i give props to the producers not lil wayne.

Income? I don't remember seeing Lil' Wayne topping the income charts for the field he is in either. But yeah I enjoy some of his songs every now and then and some of them are actually even pleasingly to the ear and have good production..or decent production. But KING?.....that is inflating his already super inflated ego.
 

 

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well "king" is a common title rappers from the south like to give themselves... its kinda lost its meaning now.

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well "king" is a common title rappers from the south like to give themselves... its kinda lost its meaning now.



IT has lost most of it's meaning but it still has some like the King of Rock and the King of Pop and what not. But Lil Wayne? I am biased. I agree as I prefer Eminem over most.

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IMO the king of modern (by modern I mean still making music) Hip Hop is Jay Z. He is a brilliant artist. It's a shame Kanye ruined his latest project. 

 

Lil' Wayne is far from 'king'. Buzzwords at work.

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IMO the king of modern (by modern I mean still making music) Hip Hop is Jay Z. He is a brilliant artist. It's a shame Kanye ruined his latest project. 

 

Lil' Wayne is far from 'king'. Buzzwords at work.



Hahah. Jay-Z if I remember correctly had a battle with Lil' Wayne over the title. However Jay-Z wants to be King of Rap if I remember correctly..... sadly I never liked his rap. I don't like straight up sometimes. I need a bit of a chorus and what not.

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I'm fine with him being king of rap because he is in my book. Even if you don't like his raps the guy can produce some mean beats. 

 

I'm not that into Hip Hop, but man I love Jay Z. 

 

Straight up might not be everyone's thing, but I don't think the 'king of rap' should be anything but straight up. 
 

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IMO the king of modern (by modern I mean still making music) Hip Hop is Jay Z. He is a brilliant artist. It's a shame Kanye ruined his latest project. 

 

Lil' Wayne is far from 'king'. Buzzwords at work.



Hahah. Jay-Z if I remember correctly had a battle with Lil' Wayne over the title. However Jay-Z wants to be King of Rap if I remember correctly..... sadly I never liked his rap. I don't like straight up sometimes. I need a bit of a chorus and what not.



 

 

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I'm fine with him being king of rap because he is in my book. Even if you don't like his raps the guy can produce some mean beats. 

 

I'm not that into Hip Hop, but man I love Jay Z. 

 

Straight up might not be everyone's thing, but I don't think the 'king of rap' should be anything but straight up. 
 



 

 

As a modern fan I can respect that and I do know where you are comming from. Personally my preferences aren't straight up but for the title he is. His beats that he drops are fast and agressive and I do see where you are comming from.

 

I am more of an Eminem dude....ok I love Eminem. He has mixtures of everything and is just straight up and down to Earth. Only con is his mentor and fellow partner.... 50Cent and Dr.Dre both of which I enjoy listening to for some of their songs..., but it's their celebrity line's and the bias'es that case me a headache. IT is a head-fi bias and stereotypical nature to just outright bash beats. But it does get annoying for me as a person as I see them everywhere looking all smug and stuff. I will admit that I am an angsty dude.

 

Anyway, Dr.Dre has done some good things for the audio industry and has even been known to have used M50's to produce some of his work.
 

 

post #10 of 62

To me, Weezy's good, but he's always been a bit overrated. Jay-Z, too. Can't say who's "King", but is anybody else listening to Big K.R.I.T.? Digging that right now.

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To me, Weezy's good, but he's always been a bit overrated. Jay-Z, too. Can't say who's "King", but is anybody else listening to Big K.R.I.T.? Digging that right now.



I think that Weezy doesn't have a pleasing voice, but his rhymes and raps and his style that he is constantly experimenting with is nice or good as you say. I don't find any of them to be kings. I am a modern hip hopper. I don't know Big K.R.I.T. I am in the Drake, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry era. I also like rock(all kinds) and ....really all kinds of music.

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II don't know Big K.R.I.T.

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…from Mississippi…it's that nu sh-t, dat nu sh-tL3000.gif



Oh ok, looked him up. Let's see if he can pull a Mac Miller :)

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Big K.R.I.T. is dope. conscious progressive southern stoner hip-hop.

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Big K.R.I.T. is dope. conscious progressive southern stoner hip-hop.



We got +2 for Big K.R.I.T

 

I will check him out tomorrow. How is the recording. I see him use Sennheisers in some pics. Low level one's but still Sennheisers. I like a good recording with a just good enough palpable amount of bass.

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