Future Predictions


Well as I am a hip hop fanatic my predictions would be in this particular section. As we have seen Hip Hop has grown over the years and carries a more of a cultural value.
Hip Hop has become a life style and in the life style what has evolved the most is Rap Music in particular.

When hip hop music first developed in the late 1970s, not many people knew about it. It was created in the poorest districts of New York City by African American and Latino teenagers as part of a hip hop scene that also produced break dancing and graffiti art. Many of these young people were unemployed, but some found work as DJs in discos where they learned deejaying techniques like how to use two turntables and a DJ mixer to play records non-stop. Sometimes they’d also deejay at free block parties in their neighborhoods where they’d play funk and disco tracks non-stop and ask a friend to act as their MC. The MC would introduce the DJ and encourage everyone to dance and have a good time. Some MCs tried to be more entertaining by talking in time to the beat of the music and using rhymes, and by doing this they invented rapping.



From there on words came the golden age of hip hop the 80’s rappers like LL Cool J began creating hip hop singles with catchy melodic hooks. New York duo Run DMC also used hooks in their songs but added hard-rock guitar to create a popular style called rap rock, and their 1986 album Raising Hell became hip hop’s first top-ten album. When punk rock group Beastie Boys began shouting raps instead of singing, their style also became very popular and their debut album Licensed To Ill became hip hop’s first number-one album.

From there onward Hip Hop has gained global influence all over the world and in the coming years it will just grow more.

In the next years, I believe people will use Rap and Hip Hop as a mean to bring people closer and as mean to communicate message. Not just for entertainment  but for uniting cultures.

But at the same time, I see a down side for it as well. Hip Hop will blend with even more genres and what we will end up with in 10 years is a Hiphop/dubstep/techno hybrid sort of like what we have now but crazier. I have noticed the last few years what seems to be cool is making beats that sound as crazy and random as possible with weird spaced out sounds, maybe that whats to come but even stranger and I wont deny it sounds cool but the artist have stopped focusing on the lyrics and are more focused on the beats and the appearance and some times the tracks wont make any sense but will sell just cause of how it sound.

An example of one of the most ongoing trending song is mentioned below and I honestly don’t understand what he say throughout the track but the beat is so good I cant help but to listen to it.

So in conclusion to this I believe that yes we will see different type of rap music originating from all over the world. But at the same time with new styles of alternative hip hop and underground rap will be created by independent artists who’ve begun their careers by releasing free mixtapes and relying on Twitter, Facebook and other social media to build followings.

So we will have all sort of rap music from being as dumb as just gibberish being said on a track to actual sensible rap and we have seen such artists coming out like J Cole who for me personally give hope that lyricism will still be valued in the future.


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