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are you fucking kidding me
I'd be really interested to know when, if not from the very beginning, boasting in hip-hop became a normal thing. It just seems so natural for a hip-hop artist to do that.
The reason I'm not worried about the prevalence of boasting and diss tracks is because there are so many more topics to rap about-- while it's probable that Biggie was addressing a greater variety of topics than Rae Sremmurd and Migos are now, at least Kendrick is still talking about these things. To Pimp a Butterfly was a racial endeavor. I think unmastered unitled (or whatever) was an instrumental exploration. Just saying I wouldn't cry "doom" just yet :)
edit: Speaking of doom-- just look at MF DOOM! And Earl. And the fact that those "pop hip-hop" artists like Migos rely almost entirely on fire production skills which are more important to their audience than their absolutely bullshit rhymes.
This is not a diss track. His verse has a lot of shit-talking, but I think he's playing a sort of character with that personality, and he fucking murders it. A diss track is much more specific, towards a certain person or group.
If you're putting "look how fly I am"-type songs under the umbrella of diss tracks, this is certainly one of them, but I still think there is a lot more going on.
That's good to know. But AKG has enough high-end equipment that I'm sure there will be something to top the M50x. That said, again, the M50x is pretty freakin' amazing.
Mine literally broke last night. Proof of karma for not mentioning them in my original post.
Fixed it with duct tape. 2 years of the best budget studio quality and I treat it like I treat my combat boots.
One day I'll have a pair of AKGs. One day :')
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