Johnny Boy wrote:What scene is that?
The scene that involves the current wave of rappers that are all coming through.
my impression is that this current wave is all production driven. I think i could listen to almost any drivel (robb banks for example) over clams casino beats. Ive actually sat down, listened to and enjoyed that ASAP Rocky mixtape, even tho he is saying, almost literally, nothing.I know we disagreed on this before, but upon listening to the new oddfuture tape, especially "Oldie", id say they are getting way, way better lyrically.
That being said, i dont think ill ever understand the appeal of Lil B, which im going to write off to a generational thing. I remember having long, long arguments with my uncle, who was a big 60s scenester, as to the merits of say, smashing pumpkins and bikini kill versus the music of his youth. i now realize that its difficult to remove the possessive nature of your relationship with the music of your formative years in any of these types of talks. I realize that this music is made for people with wildly differenct interests and ideas as to what constitutes "quality" but i still try to listen, as the great George Michael did advise us all, without prejudice.
i cant stand the majority of "alternative" music thats coming out now, as a lot of it sounds like retreads of 80s synth stuff or 70s easy listening or 60s garage stuff or a bastardization of IDM and drum and bass, but im not sure if thats just a refelxive dislike of recycled tropes, which, to be honest, a lot of the music i liked when i was younger was. I cant call it.
but i really dont like lil b.