Post two popular albums, one old/influential and one new, and swap their release dates, then post what you think the music scene for their respective genres would have turned out to be like
>Pinata swapped with Madvillainy
>underground hip-hop post-2004 would have become mostly gangster rap-revival with rappers rapping about topics that could be related to by many from the perspective of gangsters
>R.A.P. Music swapped with the Cold Vein in 2001
>Southern hip hop takes a more political shift lyrically, and instead of techno-rap (trap) as its known today, southern production takes queues from film soundtracks and other music with a sci-fi vibe
>Swap this with Ready To Die
"Biggie was the best story-teller in hip-hop" wouldn't be an acceptable statement. Also concept albums would be a lot more popular in rap. East vs. West also probably wouldn't have happened, or at least not to the same extent.
>swap Mastodon's "The Hunter" with the Black album
>Post-1991 metal keeps its roots and retains the progressive spirit of Rust in Peace and AJFA, lifting genres beneath mainstream metal, and allowing creativity to stay relatively mainstream, lessening the vacuum of metal in the late 90s, aka less impact of nu-metal
Sunbather swaped with In The Nightside Eclipse
>Kerry McCoy kills the gay guy in Norway, calling him a "faggot"
>Hundreds of black metal artists try to copy the sound of Sunbather but none come close
>In The Nightside Eclipse isn't considered anything special in the future.
>Swap this with Today's Active Lifestyles
Math rock is the domain of oddball females, not nerdy/beardy males
>Naked City (John Zorn) swapped with A Love Supreme
>free jazz would have become the primary jazz subgenre opposed to post-bop, and jazz musicians would start taking their influences from cartoons and european film soundtracks opposed to musicals
swap out Davis' Kind Of Blue for Mingus' Let My Children Hear Music. screw modest, understated combos. Let My Children Hear Music (1959) spawns a series of increasingly hulking, classically-inspired orchestrations showcasing group improvisation and studio effects/sampling
>So it goes swapped with trap muzik
>The trap genre becomes less club oriented (or the club scene changes to fit trap), more sample based and erratic, equally aggresive, New York changes with Atlanta in terms of dominance of the hip hop genre, boom bap revival rappers dont appear