Many have agreed that what is now trending and popular in Hip Hop has changed. In a recent interview, 50 Cent added he’s own thoughts on the issue as well.
“I think you miss the things when they’re gone. When you look around and see it’s turned into this little hipster thing, the culture’s not even what it was, initially,” said Fif with HYPETRAK in an interview. “You start to look for something that’s representation of what it was in the past, that you actually loved about it or you what you actually enjoyed. It turned into a fashion show for a little while.”
“Artists are writing about fashion and that part’s like, it’s crazy, that part was never a core of the actual art,”
Continued 50, possibly talking about artists such as Kanye West and A$AP Rocky, two fashion enthusiasts.
“It was so many different [things]. You had to offer different walks, different perspectives. Your album was supposed to be better than the other guy’s album. The competitive portion. That’s why so often you got involved in battling, they called it beefing. They changed the terminology to beefing after Biggie and Tupac, but these guys aren’t Biggie and Tupac.”