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Vince Staples: “The 90’s Get A Lot Of Credit – I Don’t Really Know Why” (VIDEO/POLL)


(AllHipHop News) The 1990’s is routinely regarded as the high point of Hip Hop culture. It is practically impossible to measure the number of legendary emcees and classic albums to emerge from that decade. But is Hip Hop’s love for the 90’s based on merit or nostalgia?

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1993 born rapper Vince Staples sat down with Time to discuss the 90’s era. According to the Summertime ’06 album creator, people may want to reevaluate their opinions on the Golden Era.

“The 90’s get a lot of credit. I don’t really know why. Biggie and 2Pac those were the staples of the 90’s. I think that’s why they get the ‘Golden Era’ credit,” stated Staples. “There’s not a 50 Cent in the 90’s. Did they even have a Kanye? Jay Z’s biggest song – his only number one – happened a couple of years ago. The early 2000’s is where it’s at.”

Vince goes on to name Bow Wow as one of his favorite rappers of all time. The Long Beach native also comments on his appreciation for all genres and artists keeping it real in their music.

[ALSO READ: Vince Staples & Mac Miller Discuss White Rappers’ Place In Hip Hop]

Watch Vince Staples’ interview below.

  • Isa Ibn Maryam

    Because you’re retarded…

  • HanzFuego

    I try to respect everyone’s opinion but homie sounds like he needs a hug, he validated negative Hip-Hop stereotypes and said partying is more real to him all in the same breath, crazy. The 90’s only had BIG and Pac? There’s too much to go in on this negro just doesn’t know music history outside of pop culture.

    • NYComicBookGuy

      I just said the same damn thing. He could only name 3 dudes from the 90’s!? This generation is lost as Fuq!

      • HanzFuego

        Youngin’s have all the answers on social media but jump at leaves rustling in the real world, then blame the wind like it’s too aggressive let’s campaign for an anti-wind barrier around the country… Bow wow @ss nuccas

      • NYComicBookGuy

        You hit the nail right on the head, with that one!

  • goon420

    Yo, the dude said BOW WOW! Fuccing Game OVER, shut this boyz mic off, cut the lights, WE OUT!

    • i got this

      really i would of shut the whole interview down

      • that dude

        No lie, no lie at all. I woulda packed all my shit up without saying a word and left him sitting there alone.

      • goon420

        HAHAHAH YES!!

    • HanzFuego

      As soon as he said that garbage I got that ring in my ears like when you get hit by a grenade on CoD

  • i got this

    lmao what a idiot!!! This guy said that just so he can get a article about his stupidity!!

  • KevinOuarde

    Nah he’s trollin. Please someone tell me he is. Unless he’s another one of those ”autistic rappers” out today.

  • Rozay23

    Keep this up and he’ll be takin Meek Mill place as the fool of the year smh

    • that dude

      Hahahahaha……

  • Chyze

    Did the 90s have a Kanye or 50Cent? What? Does any era of Hip Hop have a 2Pac, Biggie, DMX, Bone, Redman, Wu-Tang, vintage Eminem, Outkast, 8ball and MJG, UGK, Nas, Pun, Tribe Called Quest, Eric B and Rakim, Big Daddy Kane…..let me stop….dude did say Bow Wow. The new drugs got the kids trippin these days.

    • mr morgan

      Amen, now I don’t have to reply to this foolishness U said it all

    • Dointer

      Then with the 00’s we got . Sigel, Styles, Jada, Fabolous, AZ,Little Brother, Lloyd Banks, Cass, A-Team,Stack Bundles, Team Arliss, Paul Cain, Budden,Freeway, Oschino, Ra Diggs, Saigon,Murs, Hell Rell, And allllll the other street crews that came off those names…………

      The current era of Hip hop is an absolute f**king disaster.

      • Dirk DiggahoE

        Uhh…

        Half the cats u named were rhyming in the 90s.

      • Dointer

        Read what it says at the start dumbass.

      • Mike Rast

        Most was the 90’s homeboy but a lot of fly niggas

  • that dude

    This dude sounds stupid. No Mobb Deep, Nas, CNN, WU, etc…? He said Bow Wow was his favorite rapper? Bow Wow didn’t even write his own rhymes, Snoop and Jermaine Dupri did. The nerve of these youngsters…….

    • hoeyuno

      ……Boot Camp, Das Efx, KRS, Big L, Lost Boys, Scarface, Kool G Rap, Eazy E, Tha Liks, Hiero, Saafir, Ras Kass……..

      • that dude

        And yet, he says Bow Wow?

      • hoeyuno

        Yea that’s fucced up. You know bow wow feelin like he 4′ 6″ today after hearing this..

      • that dude

        Hahahaha……….Nice!!!

      • Q.

        You’re the only one who mentioned Ras Kass. Ras was a lyrical beast at his height.

      • hoeyuno

        Nature of the threat alone probably is the most knowledge that has ever been dropped on one track…. No google either.

      • Q.

        How’s Staples not know about Ras…And they’re both from the West??? #FAIL

    • Chyze

      This is the same generation that co-signed Drake and Weezy as the best MC’s of all time. You KNOW they’re high.

      • that dude

        I might need some of that shit he smoking………….Wait, never mind.

  • bitterdose

    This cat has very limited knowledge about hip-hop. You can’t make a very intelligent observation about something if you know very little about it….therefore you say dumb shit

    • HanzFuego

      This dude doesn’t even represent the hip-hop culture. He knew more about 90’s pop bands, and the rolling stones and aerosmith hold the utmost reverence in his mind…

  • tra mo

    If you NEVER bought a cassette you can’t comment on the 90s cause obviously you wasn’t even around therefore his opinion is his opinion but it’s invalid by a long shot there is no mainstream rapper from this era who could even survive in the 90s ( bow wow? we talking about bow wow? Allen Iverson voice)

  • Keyser Soze

    Smh… Poor little fella… I miss the 90s😔..

  • Marvel

    In the 90s everything song was a hit now in days there’s one hit wonder, 90s was the best music hands down….

    • HanzFuego

      I feel what your saying but there were quite a few one hitters in the 90’s but there was more balance and respect for the culture.

      • W.E.B. Du Bois

        theres were a lot mo mutli-hit albums and artist in da 90’s compared to pretty much None now , and one hittas always been in every genre

      • Papi Peligro

        That’s music as a whole though. Technology changed. Within the last year they just started counting streaming to your platinum status.

      • W.E.B. Du Bois

        still No multi-hit albums compared to 90’s having plentay

    • W.E.B. Du Bois

      Yep , dats even da goal now , one hit per cd , now music has much lowa creativity from “artist” and lowa expectation from “fans” who concentrate mo now on scandals artist wuz in or (increasingly fake) looks

  • NYComicBookGuy

    This generation of hip-hop is a f**king joke! (With the few minor exceptions, K.Dot, J. Cole, etc.)

    The “hottest” new rappers of this era are barley mediocre but this new generation is easily impressed.

    And its really sad that this fool could only name Biggie, Tupac and Hov as far as 90’s rappers go. Damn, these new Lemon Head Ass Ni**as don’t even do they f**king homework, then go out and say some stupid sh*t like this.

    I feel bad for anyone who missed the golden era, that time overall was great. Sh*t wasn’t perfect but I’d take that over this new generation of simps any day.

    • 1KillMovez1

      “This new generation is easily impressed”.

      Exactly!

  • Syn

    Okay, I’m a 92 baby and I even know the 90s was the “Golden Era” of hip hop. Even to this day these rappers are sampling the 90s songs and these kids don’t even know it lol.

    • TheAfroRican

      What ever artist that sampled Brownstone “If You Love Me” lately ruined a classic.

      • NYComicBookGuy

        yesssss! I cringed when I heard that sample. SMH

    • Savimbi

      I think he’s just trolling to make “headlines” I’ve heard a lot of his stuff and he’s clearly a student of the 90s era, I remember there was another interview where he said something about Ray J being the greatest out of Cali lol can’t take ish like that serious

      • Syn

        Yeah I def think he is trolling bc Vince ain’t that bad, he’s about mediocre and not at best, better than most these new comers

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  • edeck7

    My Beautiful, Intelligent, but ignorant Brotha needs to study his history and not just let sh!t fall out his mouth. He clearly does not know what he is talking about, but why would he, he was not old enough to understand the world in which he was living in, but I forgive him though, just study your history son and everything will be OK

  • TheAfroRican

    Almost every genre of music in the 90s had creativity and balance. Hip-hop in the 90s had substance. There are a GANG of 90s albums out I can listen to from beginning to end without skipping any tracks. I can’t say the same for today’s albums.

  • W.E.B. Du Bois

    ” he don’t know why ” – den he shuddent comment onnit !

    • Larry Sandwiches

      You realize that you would actually type less if you used the correct spelling right?

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  • Papi Peligro

    It wasn’t as Diluted in the 90’s. I think today its Diluted. SO MANY people MC’s due to the cheap tools to make an album. Before you had to go to the studio to make a great quality album. Today I can plug up Audacity and steal a beat and I’m good. In the past people didn’t have streaming services or downloads so you played a few CD’s all the time.Today its over in about month or 2. The radio played all kinds of black music. Now if you white they’ll play your bleeding heart rap but if you black you better throw some bottles on it cause nobody wants to hear the stories of a black man struggle.

    THAT PART REALLY PISSES ME OFF. Why wasn’t NAS’s Daughters on the radio. Why wasn’t Games new Father Like Son on the Radio. Yet Macklemore getting spins with “I Can’t Change”,

    So its that digital age ruined music but at the same time made it great. You can now sell your music direct. Youtube channels. Advertise your own stuff.

    • ghettogov

      That is a real problem only white “message” music can get on the radio…make us look that much more ignorant. It’s really bad up here where I’m at in Michigan

  • King Kredible

    Soon as this dude said Bow Wow is his favorite rapper, he hit the mute button on himself. I can’t hear anything else this dude says. No more credibility.

  • ChiVa02

    Oh, you poor, misguided, ignorant child. The best you come with is… BOW WOW?!?!?

  • Markus

    Real delusional dude right here. And completely unaware that he makes up part of the worst era in rap. Ever. Anyone who feels different is out of their mind. 20 years ago hip-hop was going on. Real R&B and soul music was going on. Today’s music is trash. That means you too,Vince.

  • Tohn

    Sorry but I can’t respect any nigga who was born in 93 opinion of 90’s hip hop.

    • Chris Medina

      Exactly

    • Sinbk Legend

      facts

  • Obi Won

    Wasn’t he born when the Chronic came out? I don’t blame him, I mean, dude said Bow Wow used to be his favorite rapper. We all rocked to Kris Kross as kids but they were never top 5 doa lol. He just doesn’t know his roots.

    • Larry Sandwiches

      And MC Hammer…And the Fresh Prince

  • heavyboy

    All of the biggest moguls ever in Hip Hop (whom are still relevant to this day by the way), and their companies came from the 90s era…. Puff, Jay Z and Dre. Can’t forget Ca$h Money and No limit.

  • King Kredible

    Hey current white rappers, not a single one of you can see Beastie Boys, Third Base, House of Pain (debut album was sick), Eminem, Beastie Boys (yeah I named them twice because they were that dope), Company Flow. As much as white rappers around today, even they can’t compete with the golden age.

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  • Jmo-Texas

    GTFOH you lame! Who the f*ck is he to say the 90’s werent the golden era?? He wasnt even old enough to listen to rap until 2000 lol. Thats like asking him about rap in the 80’s, he has no f*cking clue! Thus the reason he only named Biggie and Tupac. Lets name a few more 90’s recognizables: Busta Rhymes, Eminem, Ice Cube, Nas, Snoop Dogg, DMX, Bone Thugs, Outkast, Big Pun, Scarface, Nate Dogg, Method Man, Missy Elliott, Master P, Lil Wayne, E-40, Mystical, Juvenile, and list go on and on!

    Vince Staples IS A LAME!! Bow Wow…GTFOH LMAO! Bow Wow came up with Snoop in 93 jackass!

  • TRUTH SPEAKER

    This guy is a total herb and idiot. There’s a reason the 90s artists are still spoken about till this day and will always be spoken about. Biggie, Pac, WU TANG, Blackmoon, Gangstarr, DITC, etc etc. They made timeless classics. Music on par with musical greats from the past. 90s hiphop is part of the great American songbook.

    • therealwayno

      Dog Pound, Spice 1, The Chronic, Death Certificate, Black Sheep, Beastie Boys, Suave House — I could go all day. The most diverse and skilled era of hip hop ever.

    • Larry Sandwiches

      WU-TANG FOREVER

  • SpirituallyRich

    Don’t know who this bitch nigga is but career over before it started

  • Spider765

    1998 alone! CHECK THE ALBUMS FROM THAT YEAR. Some dudes need to not talk

    • M.DOT

      It was ridiculous the amount of great albums that were made that year. Ruff Ryders, Rocafella, No Limit, and Bad Boy enough said

  • L.J.1984

    This is coming from a dude who got his name from being on Common’s record, a well known 90s pioneer. This is coming from a dude that said in another article he doesn’t care about rap. This is coming from a dude who said Ray J damaged Fabs career. From looking at this kids comments over time he’s not misguided, he’s just on a long list of youngins who resent the 90s for the legacy they wish they can leave behind and can’t live up to. Don’t worry we won’t know this guy in a few seconds.

    • Larry Sandwiches

      Seems like youve been paying attention to him for a while….im kidding im kidding….

  • A better question is who the fu(K is Vince Staples??

  • Eli Pinilla

    This dude said “the early 2000’s is where it’s at” smh…..ngga, 94 has more classics than the entire decade.

  • Brindle

    Vince is dope, but I think he’s trolling with this statement… The 90’s wasn’t great cause of Pac and Big, it was great cause of Nas, Jay, Cube, Tribe, PRT, Brand Nubians, Xclan, PE, Paris, Fugies, E-40 and the Click, Too Short, King Tee, the Alcoholics, Xzibit, Em, Boot Camp Click, Black Moon, etc… all talented and beef was real back then. albums didn’t sound like a bunch of radio singles, they weren’t gay and even dissed being gay with no apologies “Punks Jump up to get Beat down” (not saying that’s right), they had no problem being gangsta and no problem using music to educate, men were men and pushing the envelope with music not with shocking youtube video’s… Songs had concepts, man I could go on, much props to Vince but you a fool for that statement.
    P.S. Jay couldn’t blow at that point cause he was stifled by the presence of Pac, Naz, BIG and BIG L, plus the rest of the competition…

  • Asap Chza

    Who is this Clown 🤔 That’s the real question…

  • Sinbk Legend

    can’t take anything a 90’s baby says seriously

    • ursocalledgod

      chuuuch them niggaz done had the game fucced up for a while now!

      • Sinbk Legend

        and that’s the fu..c..kin truth bro

  • Hakeem

    He said he dont consider himself a rapper….
    Thats good cause I dont either….

  • ursocalledgod

    love this lil nigga but come on youngin! he left out A LOT of good music from that era, not even just hip hop. alternative rock, grunge, etc. hes waaaaay off.

  • Hakeem

    Vince said “Ray J damaged fabolous career”….
    Seriously who is this clown…..

  • Hakeem

    Vince said “Ray J is a top 5 west coast hip hop artist”…..

  • Drake’s 3rd best Ghostwriter

    90’s: Wu Tang, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Snoop, Biggie, Nas, Outkast, Jay Z, Mobb Deep, Gangstarr, Scarface, Tribe, 2Pac, DMX, Busta Rhymes, Common. ALL of these artists put out there best work during the 90’s. What the f*ck is wrong with these kids man ?

    • El Dogga

      Exactly….dumb A** young gun with no respect….smh!

      The 90’s sold more records and got better reviews that ANY era!

    • drac215

      rza gza(80’s)jay&jaz o(80’s)gangstar(80’s)2pac digital underground(80’s)dr dre nwa (80’s)ice cube nwa(80’s) Actually the 80’s set the 90’s up to make greater music. Peace God bless in Jesus name!!!

      • Drake’s 3rd best Ghostwriter

        Of course. Without Big Daddy Kane we wouldn’t have Jay Z and without Rakim we wouldn’t have Nas. This is all true. God Bless !

      • Brindle

        wutang was the 90’s, Jay was the 90’s, 2pac and digital undeground 90’s… Pac, early to mid 90’s… your dates are way off

      • Mike Rast

        Lol. I was thinking the same thing

      • drac215

        once again gza rza(wu tang founders) 80’s do your research,digital brought pac out on tour 89,jazo jayz originators 80’s look it up. Sorry bro but a least your a hiphop head, God bless

      • Brindle

        wutang came out in 91, they may have been rapping since the 60’s, but for this topic, they dropped in 91, maybe 92, no need to research, I just gotta remember what girl I was messen with when they shit was bumpen in the background… Pac, true verse was on all around the world single of Digital Underground, that was like the 2nd album or a sound track to some movie but what ever it was it was after the 1st real album “sex packets”, 1990… jaz o and jay z, jay z was nothing back then… 1st real verse was a song “can I get open” don’t remember the group but the beat was dope and jay killed it but that was 92-94 and jay was unheard of AGAIN til his 1st album droped… your googling things, getting dates, not realizing that those they person had absolutely no impact at the time of that google date

  • Hakeem

    Tribe called quest, LOX, B.I.G., Nas, Black Moon, Jay Z, Beanie Sigel, De La Soul, Foxy Brown, DMX, Eric Sermon, Redman, Method Man, Wu Tang, Fugees, Lauren Hill, Mase,

    • IceBergSlim

      Preach Bruh

  • Hakeem

    The D.O.C., Ice Cube…..

  • Hakeem

    I love the 90’s I cant stay away from the music….
    I took the 90’s for granted growing up thinking it would just get better…
    The music now is TRASH…..
    The word play was over the top excellent…..

  • MVP40

    This nigga said bow wow his favorite rapper , it was then I realized that this mothafucca is dumb

  • M.DOT

    The best era of hip hop ever. Every rapper was unique unlike now. This fool was born in 93 so his opinion don’t count

  • jon dubock

    This fool…

  • 1hiphophiphop

    The early 2000’s were horrible! I don’t know much about this guy and I’m glad I don’t. I busted out laughing on this bullshit.

    • M.DOT

      I wouldn’t say it was horrible. After like 2003/2004 is when it really went to shit

      • Q.

        Nelly came out in 2000.

        That’s all.

      • M.DOT

        Nelly wasn’t hip hop though

      • Q.

        Okay. If we’re going to play that game, then 85% of these n!ggas aren’t Hip-Hop either.

  • Hakeem

    what needs to happen is before labels sign these “rappers” they should be made to listen to 90’s artist FIRST abums like Jay Z first, Wu Tang first Snoop Dog first Ice Cube first album….They shouldnt be allowed to record any music until they listen to real hip hop first….

  • Ace M

    90’s was the best, pac, big, nas, bone thugs, outkast, wu tang, az, jay z, redman,

    • W.E.B. Du Bois

      nwa , rundmc , n by natcha , death row , LL , missy eliot

  • Leonard Tarver

    Did this n*gga say Bow Wow?…. lmao Meanwhile thats why Hip Hop is collabing with R&B to make hits…. lol

  • Well he named Bow Wow as his favorite rapper of all time, so that says everything.

    90’s: Wu Tang, Nas, Red & Meth were classic, Big Pun, The Firm, CNN, Mobb Deep, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg on the east coast.

    But it is what it is. If you weren’t around then it’s all just stories, myths and legends. I get it. Poor kid. Ignorance is bliss, and if you don’t know what you have been deprived of then none of it matters.

  • one word comes to mind when i see this kid, whoever he is: buffoon

  • EniggaMA

    Man everybody was good in th 90s

  • josh

    This guy just lost a lot of respect, first he’s the only person to ever say Bow Wow is there favourite rapper, 2 Jay had his first number one 6 years ago but Jay’s best releases were in the 90’s (besides blueprint 2001) same as Nas Illmatic, Wu-Tang forever and Chambers, Big L, OutKast I can go on forever 50 Cent was born from 90s hiphop same as Eminem Nas said his last album Life Was Good was all 90’s beats and a 90’s feel because the 90’s were great all fabolous music for the last five years he’s been going back to the 90’s beats and feeling. No great hiphop song has ever been a a number one single.

  • stephen

    that’s the thing…rappers weren’t concerned about making #1 selling albums in the 90s like they are today…like its a life or death thing…..they just made Dope music regardless….maybe cant compare #1 selling albums to 2000s but I bet you there is 100% better albums than the garbage that started coming out from 2004 on to today….and he said bow wow was his fav rapper smhx2…u know its bad when u listen to an old shaq song..and you like yo….he spittin hard…lol…compared to these fools today…..I fucks wit Logic tho……

    • M.DOT

      You can’t stop the reign is the shit though!

  • jdkdkd

    Yo straight up, fvck Vince Staples. Stupid young little mothafkr doesn’t know shyt! I wouldn’t even get a free bootleg copy of his music. This piece of shyt definitely lost some stripes by saying what he said.

    • Dark Matters

      Chillout. It’s not that serious. You sound like you have a lot emotion invested in the 90s.

      • jdkdkd

        I’m just voicing my opinion. Say what I want, how I want, when I want.

      • Dark Matters

        Indeed.

  • lol this idiot said bow wow is he serious?

    • IceBergSlim

      lol..Right he is a fool

  • Opposite Of Everyone

    straight 80s babies sayin the 90s were the best era. Ask any 70s or 60s baby and they’ll say it was the 80s

    Rakim
    G Rap
    BDP
    Kane
    Shan
    Ultra
    P.E
    X Clan
    Melle Mel
    PRT
    Schooly D
    Steady B
    NWA
    UTFO

    by comparison the 90s were basically Gangsta, Jiggy or Concsious rap music and not even actual hip-hop in it’s true form..

    edit – 90s still shat on everything that came after tho…

    • GREENIZREAL INC

      Yes sir now you talking, real true MC’s, not rappers. These guys just rap there is a difference.

    • Q.

      80s-90s crossover…that was the Golden spot.

  • There’s a reason why the 90’s Era stays in conversations…. Check Datpiff/iL4M – NO GHOSTWRITERS, NO COMMERCIALS, ALL BARS!

  • ghettogov

    Lol mentioning Bow Wow, fifty cent, and that fact that Jay Z first number one only happened a few years ago strips you of all credibility…i like how they mentioned he was born in 93. Yeah lil “nxgga you wasnt even alive when the era began and was only six when it ended so it’s not surprising you ain’t what the fuss was about. Early 2000s was decent…but he sound kind of dumb..

  • Dark Matters

    I fux with this kid. I can always respect someone speaking honestly, sincerely and with intelligence.

    I agree with him on the “real” hip hop commentary. It’s just another meaningless statement thrown out by folks who still wear durags and run around in timbs in the summer.

    • NYComicBookGuy

      Bow Wow, is that you?

      • Dark Matters

        LOOOOL That’s Chad to you.

      • NYComicBookGuy

        LOL my bad!

    • Q.

      Unfortunately, he’s wrong about everything else though.

  • Qaadiru Rashaad

    Vince Staple better concentrate on making dope joints cuz he’s an extremely mediocre rapper at best. wont spend money on his records EVER!!!

  • IceBergSlim

    lmao.. This fool is str8 ignorant. I have never heard not one cat say something unspeakeable about the 90’s especially if you are getting into the rap game. First&Foremost the 90’s put gangsta rap on the map. This bamma say that the best music was made in the early 2000’s this cat must be smokin dippers or is looking for some attention. One thing for sure I have never heard of this dude. Obsolete

  • IceBergSlim

    That’s just like me saying that the Motown era did not define the late sixties music or the seventies R&B..Crazy. but you are entitled to your own opionion even though it is an ignorant one especially if you know HipHop and it’s foundation.

  • Controversy Sells

    Nah. . . Nigga mom’s was overrated and he found that out when he grew up with no father. Stupid nigga the 90s was by far the best rap era. . .

  • El Jeff

    One of this niggas favorite artists is lil bow wow tho…..

  • pink folks

    Vince staples was born in 1995

  • NEEGA PLEEZ

    i grew up in the 90’s and was heavily influenced in the early 90’s by Dre, Snoop, Pac, Biggie, Mobb Deep, Keith Murray, Jay Z, Nas, Bone Thugs, Master P, UGK, DMX, Wu Tang, Outkast, Brother Lynch Hung, Too $hort, Dogg Pound, Three 6 Mafia, Cam’ron… thats jus a few there were many more. Rap was tough and rugged used to tell stories and u can hear the pain and struggle…not sure what rap is about now with all the fuckin auto tune.

    • Mike

      Master P was the first dude to make real money in rap and he showed the industry how to make money and own your publishing.

      • NEEGA PLEEZ

        I seen the Breakfast Club interview he did and he was saying he hired the right lawyer to negotiate an 80/20 contract…his label was only making 20% off him! Smart guy for real.

      • Mike

        They offered him a multi million dollar contract . P was smart not to take the money from the label instead he invested in himself and it payed off

  • GREENIZREAL INC

    This guy has been saying some wild things lately. It’s one opinion, you had to be there to understand.

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  • Orus Dias Delaney

    These young guys that have been making tapes or MP3 files the past 10 years have been exploiting rap. If it wasn’t for the hip hop/rap and R&B making $$$ back then this kid wouldn’t exist professionally or mortally. No question on the significance of the breakthrough def- jam rappers (making me feel even older though.)

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  • bklyn representa

    that’s really funny all these littles niggas d@ckride 2pac so much is he not from the 90s and let’s be honest nothing going on right now musically nobody is going to be listening too these songs 20 years from now but you will always here 90s hip hop tell that birth control accident that nothing he does right now will have the impact of the 90s

    • sparkchark

      F’n right! I just got cubes death certificate and the s&%t he was dropping in 91is still relevant to this day!

      • bklyn representa

        exactly I honestly feel he was trolling because there’s no way you could listen to 90s rap and now and say this trash they got now Is on the same level

      • sparkchark

        Helllllll naw!!!!! No comparison! The only MCs worth any shine of today would be a big krit, a Kendrick, or a j Cole…

      • bklyn representa

        that’s true and when you really think about you had so many dope artists to only having one or two now rap is in a very bad place

      • sparkchark

        I mean you got dudes who can spit but majority of them dudes rap about emo stuff which isn’t bad but they don’t mix it up with any kind of social commentary….

      • bklyn representa

        exactly they just stay on one topic and one sound because the thing that made 90s rap so dope they would touch on different topics different flows and different sounds to create more will rounded albums

  • TMillz74

    Once he said Bow wow was his favorite, I knew something just wasn’t right. SMDH..

    • soulchild

      hahahaha

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  • sparkchark

    This kid basically defecated on de LA soul, brand Nubian, mos def, gangstar, the whole wu, big pun, facemob, ugk, geto boyz, nas, big l, cube, snoop, too short, mc eiht, spice 1, and the list goes on….my whole point is if it werent for those artists then the current artist out wouldnt have a style to copy or sample. .and who is this dude again?

    • Mike Rast

      Yo I like how u put de la soul on there. True hip hop fan.

      • sparkchark

        Come on g! Ain’t no 90s without de LA soul! Who remembers buddy?

      • Eli Pinilla

        That was technically the 80s……but “de la soul is dead” is one of the best albums of the 90s for sure

      • Mike Rast

        Native tongues, jimbrowski

  • Knickfan4life

    I would say the late 80’s early 90’s actually ultramgnetic, main source breaking atoms,kane.rakim, krs ,shan,salt and pepa ,doug fresh , damn just thinking about all those projects makes me have to look at my Spotify list .

    • Q.

      ^This was actually the Golden Era. All those + EPMD, NWA, Native Tongues Collective, hell, even Fresh Prince & Jazzy Jeff make that cut.

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  • Mike Rast

    Fuk this clown talking about. I can sit here for an hour throwing names out. Wat the fuk we got now, a bunch of tight pants wearing niggas that sound like they got nutz in there mouth and make no fuking sense

    • therealjjohnson

      Run DMC pants were tight as shit.

      • SpirituallyRich

        So was ya moms dirty P

      • therealjjohnson

        Thanks so much “spiritually rich” .

  • therealjjohnson

    I have a slightly different argument. All the hip hop magazines we grew up reading were based in NYC. SO by default all the NYC artist albums were “great” and their rappers were rated highly. There is a clear bias. NYC rappers talking bout street corners, bars, neighborhoods, and slang that is known to them and the reviewers of their music, and not to the listeners of the music. They had built in fans cause the guy reviewing the album from the same hood.

    They didnt show West love until they had to. Didn’t show the south love until they had to. Didn’t even call what they made hip hop. In any local town, there are rappers that are well know. Im sure the people from those towns love their work even when the rest of the country doesn’t. Some people are universally great, I think a lot of acts in the early 90s, most from NY got the benefit of the doubt.

    • Knight

      what does this have to do with this cat saying the 90’s was overrated?

      • Da Ledgendary

        exactly lol

      • therealjjohnson

        Did I don’t start off saying I have a slighting different argument? Moreover…the hip hop magazines help created golden era of hip hop and its nostalgia. I think its a big part of why its so “highly regarded” over any other era. I know that might be a little hard for you to comprehend. I hope you follow…

  • Terrance

    That, coming from a 90’s baby.

    SMH.

    • MassConglom

      Nah he a mid 90’s/00 baby.

      • YouTight

        He was born in 93. Def not mid 90s.

      • MassConglom

        I’m referring to when he was old enough to know what was happening around him hence the mid 90’s and 2000. I’m born in 81 but I wasn’t old enough to know what was poppin around me until the mid 80’s/90’s. He thinks the 90’s was overrated because when Snoop dropped DoggyStyle, he was in diapers.

      • Matthew Oliver

        Yeah same with me. I’m born in 83.

  • Drew west

    Now , I was born in 88 , but i remember not much , but some abt the 90’s. Anyway all that is irrelevant to the point where ik EVERYTHING was better in the 90’s !! I mean , from the tv shows , music, hell movies an all !!! I mean , to me the best of everything came out of the 90’s !!!! But , the thing that’s got me tripping is the nigga said BOW WOW WAS ONE OF HIS FAVORITE RAPPERS OF ALL TIME ? Holy shit ! Lol ..

  • justmathoughts

    his opinion of hip hop does not count… bow wow cant and shouldnt be one of your favorites let alone the favorite..dafuq!?!?!?!?!?!?!

  • SpirituallyRich

    Somebody need to punch him in his throat he corny n disrespectful

  • soulchild

    This is guy is an embarrasment to hiphop then, wtf is he talking about, i could mention 40-50 artists from the 90s that would massacre any artist around today..

  • Faceda59

    Good thing his opinion doesn’t carry any weight. PAC, Big,Jay,Nas, Face, Ugk,Outkast, Eightball, Mjg,Tela,Crime Boss,Crucial Conflict,, Too Short, No limit, De la Soul, Tribe called Quest, The pharcyde, Boss, Nwa, Spice 1,Ice cube ,Mack 10,West side Connection, I can do this all day…

  • THE IGNORANT TRUTH

    Niggas will praise a rapper and rap music that mainly talked about killing niggas, the hood and drugs from the 90’s but complain about the same exact music and rappers that talk about the same exact shit nowadays smh alot of these 90’s addicts are some hypocrite hating ass biased niggas that automatically think something from the 90’s is better with they backwards stuck in the past mind

    • Brindle

      NO… the 90’s had exactly what you said + just as much conscious music, Pac was a combination of the two… stop generalizing to make your point, those that know hiphop also know your wrong…

      • THE IGNORANT TRUTH

        I clearly said a rapper and rap music that was about killing,the hood and drugs now if you read then you would know that’s not a generalization and I know Hip Hop very well to make my point and it’s only wrong to biased 90’s addicts…Point me out to when I said the 90’s didn’t have conscious music? There’s conscious music nowadays so what’s your point?

      • Brindle

        1. “Niggas will praise a rapper and RAP MUSIC that mainly talked about killing niggas, the hood and drugs from the 90’s

        2. “but complain about the same exact MUSIC AND RAPPERS”
        THIS WAS GENERALIZING
        my point, 90’s music didn’t mainly talk about killing niggas, etc. You’re wrong. there was an equal amount of conscious and party music and gangsta/street shit, you’re talking bout an era where they danced and partied to KRS-One “you must learn”, “black cop” in major clubs, along with Reggae and gangster rap… our radio and DJ’s weren’t dictated by strip club atmosphere… our music wasn’t gradually spoon fed to us like to day over a 10-15 year period… Radio waited to see the albums, not singles, we purchased then played it so we’d listen to the radio rather than our tapes and cd’s

      • THE IGNORANT TRUTH

        I had a feeling you misunderstood what I said and you typing “my point, 90’s music didn’t mainly talk about killing niggas, etc.” confirmed it. I never said 90’s music mainly talked about killing niggas and if that was my point then why would I type “a rapper and rap music that mainly talked about killing niggas, the hood and drugs from the 90’s” instead of just “rappers and rap music from the 90’s” so I was talking about how alot of 90’s addict will praise that specific type of rappers and rap music from the 90’s that talked about killing and drugs but hate on that same specific type of rappers and rap music nowadays lol next time read carefully and don’t make assumptions

      • Brindle

        I get what your saying, it’s just a bad point… Your basically saying 90’s heads are wrong for praising gangster rappers and knocking “trap music” when they’re both talking about “killing and drugs”… 90’S HEADS AREN’T KNOCKING TRAP MUSIC CAUSE IT TALKS ABOUT DRUGS… they’re knocking the rappers that do trap music cause 90% of them suck at rapping AAAAND you guys have less alternatives to the trap music…

      • Q.

        One of the major differences between the 90s and the 10s is that there has been no real progression of style or substance in the music; it’s actually gone backward IMO. Cops are out here fvcking Black kids up damn near everyday, and who are the young spokesmen of this generation, other than Kendrick and sometimes Cole. Who are the PEs, the KRS-1s, the X-Clans, the (original) Ice Cubes and Queen Latifahs of today? …If there are any, they’re struggling in the underground and overlooked. We got plenty of weirdos, emo-thugs and coons though!

      • THE IGNORANT TRUTH

        The fact that there hasn’t been much change is one of the reason why I wonder why so many 90’s fans hate on the rappers today nowadays when alot of these rappers style even dress code was copied from the 80’s and 90’s but I feel like alot of the rappers content hasn’t changed much because the conditions hasn’t changed much. Alot of violence, drugs, ignorance still happens in the Black community and the “being a gangsta is a good thing” mindset is still being pushed so negative ignorance hasn’t stopped being glorified in the Black community for these past decades so the result is no real progression and rappers trying to make some good money in this struggling community using formula they think will get them the most money…..being a Conscious rapper saying positive messages won’t mean shit if 10 rappers are saying the opposite and praised more by the same Black community you’ve tried to help

      • Q.

        These dudes didn’t get yoga pants and pleated skirts from 90s fashion. And I partly blame the jiggy and bling-bling rappers of the late 90s for helping usher in this degeneracy. The rest of the blame goes to the wicked music industry for pushing and promoting ignorance on people deliberately. This is one of the reasons conditions didn’t change. That and mofos were still trying to be corporate slaves instead taking control of their art and message. Thanks to Bad Boy, No Limit, Cash Money and other coon factories, they opened the floodgates for more sh!tty rappers to get money selling poison to Black kids. And the same continues today. New-breed conscious rappers get almost no shine. Kendrick is an exception, only because he got co-signed by industry OGs before he really blew up. Otherwise, he’d probably be obscured in the underground too. Coon rappers only have a platform because they’re industry-backed.

    • Da Ledgendary

      The difference is rappers in the 90’s were skillful rappers. Your pen game had to be on point to get a deal, regardless of subject matter. That is no longer the case today. Radio in the 90’s was well balanced. Gansta, party, and conscious type music got equal airplay.

  • Tyfromthechi

    Alot of artist from the 90s did make better music in the early 2000s and just because 50 and kanye came out in the 2000s they still apart of the 90s era because of they age

  • The 90’s Get A Lot Of Credit – I Don’t Really Know Why” i know why you taking this L tho

  • EL CHAPO GUZMAN

    Who is this guy?a Damn nobody

  • Mike

    This dude is an idiot. Sale numbers don’t lie Death Row, Bad Boy, No Limit, Cash Money, Ruff Ryders, Rap Alot , Def Jam, Wu Tang, and the list goes on Sold Millions of records and controlled Billboard sales. Today Rap barely makes billboards unless your the lucky few.

    • Frank

      Damn I didn’t even think about the numbers to know this dude is an idiot. But he’ll Yeah platinum was the minimum back then.

  • ShortDogg

    He was born in 1993! Please don’t say he is an idiot everyone… Born in 93! Where is the pacifier?

  • Frank

    166 comments. Lol at this fcking idiot.

  • Q.

    Still don’t know this dude’s music, but everything positive I heard about this clown Simp Maples just went out the fvcking window. See, this is what happens when you don’t educate your kids and pass on the proper spirit and knowledge to your seed. There ends up being a huge gap in understanding. THIS IS THE VERY REASON WHY WE ARE RE-LIVING THE 1960s NOW. Granted, every generation has their own thing, but to sh!t on your predecessors without even knowing what the fvck you’re talking about is inexcusable. This azzhole was still eating boogers and learning his ABCs by the time the Golden Era was wrapping up.
    Truth be told, when Big and Pac were at their height, mainstream rap was already taking a left turn. Bad Boy and the jiggy era, Cash Money and the bling-bling era, No Limit and the Unnhhh! era all polluted the game in terms of imagery and substance. It ain’t been right ever since. By 2000, this sh!t was definitely off the rails. C’mon, fvcking wack azz Nelly came out in 2000! I remember when I first heard “Country Grammar” I thought Ashton Kutcher was gonna pop out from behind the TV and yell “Punk’d!” I was in disbelief. Other than the elite few, mainstream hasn’t been about sh!t except jewelry, labels, cars, guns and coke for the past 15+ years. These 25 and unders grew up on some degenerate sh!t. The fvck this simple n!gga talking bout?!

    THERE HAS BEEN NO PROGRESSION OF CONSCIOUSNESS IN MAINSTREAM RAP IN OVER 15 YEARS. (LAURYN DROPPED IN ’99, DEAD PREZ DROPPED IN ’00)

  • RAMADAwhite

    although he could have cleaned it up there was a lot of trash rappers in the 90s don’t get it twisted. The reason why they were successful was due to the fact that you had to buy the album (or single if it was pressed or available) to hear that one maybe two good songs on the album. yeah everyone named their fav rappers but most of them i see in these lists didn’t pop till late 99 2000. Every decade has their stars and its really the same shit being spit on these songs. the 80s had their money rappers flashy rappers conscience etc so did the 90s and 00s and 2010s. and vince was right about that comment with nore. Long beach rap was really gang heavy. you couldn’t be on the north listening to certain songs from the eastsidaz or snoop due to the hoods they are from and how many times they yelled it in songs. I get where NORE is coming from but a good majority of people from lbc with a gang background looked at those people and seen them as people from this hood before seeing em as a rapper. Just my two cents

  • Q.

    CORRECTION, Vince:

    There is no Kanye without a Common…or a Q-Tip…or a De La…or anybody else affiliated with them….All of whom can rap circles around Kanye….the fvck is this n!gga talking about????

    N!ggas who love Gucci but sh!t on Lupe do not have the same IQ level of people who feel the reverse. SORRY…the hell is dude talking about????

    Before 50 Cent, there was Ice-T, NWA, Kool G Rap, Too Short, Geto Boys, Wu-Tang, Mobb Deep, M.O.P., and on and on and on….fvck is this Staples n!gga talking about again????

  • JUSROMAN

    And this is coming from a guy who says Bow Wow was one of his favorite rappers of all time???? Whatever man….

  • JerZeBoy

    this dude must be smoking crack, he doesn’t mention Wutang? Buckshot, Gangstar,or even since he is for the west he doesn’t name dogg pound(krupt) rass kass etc. 90s rap was ill spitters, these days theres like a handful………smh

  • SpirituallyRich

    I wanna shoot this dumb nigga

  • Andrew Mcallister

    This is like the 5th comment I read from this moron, someone please stop puttin a mic in front of this kids face, cause verbally all he has to say is shit…

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