Name an artist as influential to modern hip hop as Kendrick Lamar.
>Pro tip, you can't.
if you can't name one then this seems like a pretty pointless thread
I don't really understand your thought process in making this thread, given there can be no discussion
think it through a bit more OP
Kanye ripped off death grips, and since Kanye is seen as one of the most "innovative" and one of the most renowned hip hop artists out there, I don't know how Death Grips aren't influential.
if you want to talk about the greatest in modern hip hop, sure, he's a candidate
first off, influence takes time
second, i'm having trouble coming up with any way that he's influential right now
Other than seeing him make a fool out of himself at some awards ceremony and an even bigger fool out of himself covering Bohemian Rhapsody at Glastonbury, I'm blissfully ignorant of Kanye West's music. I'm certain I'm not missing much.
Kanye got clear inspiration from them
David Bowie cited them as an inspiration
at this point, I'd argue it's only people who just hate them for the same of hating them, who don't consider Death Grips a moderate influence on modern music
You should go outside more. Death Grips has about 250'000 fans on facebook. They are the first band that most people come across when they decide to get into more unconventional music.
>Lil Wayne is the obvious answer if you know anything about hip-hop, the influence is pretty clear
this guy knows whats up
Gucci Mane, Lil Wayne, Eminem and Lil B are the most influential rappers of this generation and if you contest this you are literally just a butthurt moron. All rappers today are basically derivative of these guys
>They are the first band that most people come across when they decide to get into more unconventional music.
animal collective have more than half a million fans on facebook. you're talkin out of your ass, man. not even the fag you replied to, either.
Animal Collective has been in the music business for 15 years now. Death Grips have only existed for 5 years and they gained 200'000 fans on facebook over the past 2 years alone (they were at 40'000 when I got into them, that was after NLDW dropped).
I'm pretty sure that anyone that wants to get into more experimental music today will stumble upon Death Grips very quickly.
>implying Kanye and Deaded Bowtie are relevant at all
Wow, what's next, am I supposed to care because hipster darlings like Bjork collaborated with them?
Please, you'll never hear their work on rock radio alongside Three Days Grace, nor will you hear them on hip hop radio alongside Future; they are as irrelevant as it gets. Neither of those artists you mentioned are more than a BLIP on the relevance radar, if that.