What genre will overtake the dying genre of hip hop/rap the same way grunge music overtook hair metal in 91?
You tell me. The industry has no clue what and when can happen and just keeps pumping money in mainstream hip-hop.
The thins is when grunge came to kill hair metal (and huge part of the 80s in general) it overtly opposed it and made it instantly uncool and outdated. In current Murika nobody will dare to do the same thing to hip-hop because that would be ZOMG RACIST.
I don't think any serious change will happen until the end of the 10s at least, sadly.
Don't you mean trap? Trap is to hip hop as hair metal is to rock. Hair metal was killed by grunge, and now we need something to kill trap.
They already did try killing disco (and other black music genres), and we got house and techno out of that.
Nothing. Hip hop already has this growing pop rap/edm shit thats been hitting the mainstream lately.
as popular as edm is. drake/weeknd's mixture of pop/rap still dominates. it's embedded in our culture too much to become dead. especially in america, As Long as meme slang like "lit" and family and what comes next become viral fast. hip hop will stay
PC MUSIC is still too weird to ever takeover
I feel like R&B will take over soon
It tried in the mid to late 90s in England and it was relatively popular in America for club music/whatever Madonna or Janet Jackson wanted to use. Although Gorillaz tried lengthening it up until Plastic Beach.
Stop talking about trap music and it'll fuck off into drug-riddled obscurity and inhabit the same hole in the earth every other trend-genre of electronic music has. Trap really isn't as big of a staple of modern music culture as everybody likes to pretend
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No. "The music is dying/is dead" meme is an ever circulating meme and nothing more.
What's true and disappointing is the fact that you can't even see any possible major interesting changes in the mainstream and semi-mainstream music on the horizon right now. Everything is really stale and will stay that way because labels themselves won't risk dismantling the industry based on rap and rap-associated acts that works like a charm in thoroughly cuckified Murrika of today.
>nobody will dare to do the same thing to hip-hop because that would be ZOMG RACIST.
then we need a group of black guys or at least a group with a black frontman to lead the new genre as nirvana did in the 90s
then they need to die at 27 to cement the change in society
Well, hair metal to grunge was a swing of that pop music pendulum that goes back and forth between subversive/earnest/unhappy and affirmative/insincere/happy. And I'm not sure that simple, cause-and-effect model really holds true anymore. The internet has made tastemakers out of everyone, and musical ideas that were previously inaccessible to the casual listener are now accessible. More than ever before (and even before it was a lot), people are pressured and enabled to carefully curate their own identities, and since everyone outwardly wants to be seen as an individual, older styles are repurposed and combined into new configurations constantly. The line between black culture and white culture is particularly being blurred (e.g., how many white pop singles today have features from rappers, or vice versa? How many were like that 10-15 years ago?).
So my point is, I think we're just about done with these massive stylistic swings in pop music and we're getting closer to a more kaleidoscopic, collaged pop landscape where the trends pop up faster, don't stick around as long, and blend into each other more.
Hip hop/rap will never die. It's a whole subset of music in a different way than genres normally differ. It doesn't focus on melodic vocals, it's rapping vocals. It will evolve forever, but comparing it to hair metal is misleading because metal and rock both evolved, they never died.
Hip hop has evolved so much since Rapper's Delight and it will keep doing so, I would bet money that it won't die within the the next 35 years. People will not stop enjoying rapped vocals.
>he thinks being indian makes him more qualified to assess the future of hip hop than black people or really anyone else
i agree, but not for much longer, weve had hip hop as a main stay in charts since about 2011, and its not even what it used to be, e.g trap,
i am looking forward to what comes next
This. What killed hair metal pop rock? Grunge rock? What will kill trap rap? Some other kind of rap.
Just because your itunes library has 15 different subgenres of rock and only one rap album (Marshall Mathers LP), doesn't mean rap is one unified genre.
No you simpletons - I'm talking about HARD AS FUCK minimal techno, with a hypnotic emphasis
Hip hop isn't going to die, it'll just mutate into other things slowly over time. I mean, it's already done that a few times. As far as pop music goes, R&B will always be the main shit being sold to people, it's basically always been that way.