Hip-hop is meant to evolve, everything has to evolve, lol so sampling Otis Redding on "Otis" is pop rap?
You're wrong, what Lil Wayne makes is what I'd call "pop rap" Kanye maybe a huge asshole, but most -- if not all his songs have a very deep meaning and so does Jayz's.
Sorry, I'm not buying you become a rap mogul over some recycled lines.
yes hip hop can evolve....dont mean it has to be pop trash.
WHATTTT!!!! i never tried to make sampling look bad....you must have misread my first post....where i also say wayne is pop rap garbage....just like you just said....lol
Oh ill give kanye credit his first two albums were good....everything else is trash unless im not missing something.....remind me if i am.....
NOO!!!! i believe jay would still be a popular rapper....he just would not be as highly praised as he is now. jay is a good lyricist to a point, mainly back in the 90's.....he remains consistent but its a huge drop off from reasonable doubt.....
and he just didn't steal a few lines here and there......he bit almost every line big freestyled not mention he still does it............ his lastest crime.....
Biggie in song Victory.1997
"Real sick, brawl nights, I perform like Mike
Anyone -- Tyson, Jordan, Jackson
Action, pack guns,"
Jay-z in song Ni**a's In Paris,2012
Psycho: I'm liable to go Michael, take your pick
Jackson, Tyson, Jordan, Game 6
oh yeah just a few lines...CHILE PLEASE......
well since ive exposed jay-z and you can say nothing about these facts....i doubt if i will respond back. PEACE LONG LIVE HIP HOP!
(props to the few underground artist that do their best to keep it up)