Originally Posted by Choke2Death
I think mainstream rap has only gotten worse with time. I can't stand listening to the mainstream shit today but I can actually find myself enjoying songs by 50 Cent, Vanilla Ice ("Ice Ice Baby" is fucking catchy with that bass, lol), MC Hammer and even Ja Rule and Puffy. Today, the beats give me headache, at least the older mainstream stuff were some smooth pop shit.
Depends on the artist. Songs like Racks, Faded, Well Done, Cashin Out, Turn On The Lights, Love Sosa, etc. have banging beats. There's a difference between club bangers and shit music. All those songs are either in my iTunes or will be soon because they pump me up. That's why they're popular. People can't just hate on hate on anything that doesn't have Nas level lyric content, 2pac level influence, or Biggie level flow. Just not fair.
Songs like My Homies Still on the other hand, are just plain garbage.