My top 5 (in no particular order)*
Rapping about rapping. What’s worse; a mediocre rapper with some content or a technically sound one with very little to say? My vote goes for the former because he can at least formulate some story about something other than; my lyrics will slice you like a ginsu…yadda yadda.
They spend more time telling you how dope they and less type actually displaying it….BORING! I don’t know if there’s one emcee to totally blame it on, but it has definitely run its course. Brothers need to come with better compositions (c) Q-Tip
Gucci Mane and the buzz he’s getting. Can we make it a rule to do free artists tee shirts only for above average to good rappers? After he was released they were treating the Gucci Mane like he some damn hero awarded the keys to the city. Did he fly that plane that landed in the Hudson river recently? He’s not even bigger that Shawty Lo in Atlanta. I really don’t get it.
Artist Retirement. Whether it’s Lupe Fiasco, Jean Grae or Kid Cudi, artist retirement seems to be the hottest thing to mention surrounding an upcoming album release or keeping your name in the news with the exception of beef. I get the publicity angle but if you haven’t released an album *cough* Kid Cudi *cough* what exactly are you retiring from getting tased? Don’t tase me bro! Don’t tase me!”….*DIES*
Classic Remakes. What is the deal with all these damn remakes? If you can’t do it better than the original – leave it alone. The same goes for Smirnoff Vodka trying to remake all these classics too. I don’t wanna hear a 2009 version of “Electric Relaxation” or “Get Money” by Junior Mafia. Please create new shit stop recreating old classics.
Mixtape Overload. I respect the fact that artists need to push their product, but the speed of technology seems to have new artists convinced that they need to drop a mixtape every two weeks. Cut it out. It is an overdose of content and most it ain’t even that good. *cough* Charles Hamilton *cough*. All I ask is put out your best material and let that bitch breath (c) Hov
If you have some you’d like to mention, please add on the in the comments section.