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  • Dec 8, 2019

    Lemme start off by saying that I enjoyed a lot of the music that Juice, Peep, and xx made and I think the genre was much better for having them for the short time that we had them. RIP to all the ones taken too soon <3

    But I also can't help but wonder if we might be in a better place as a culture if that brief 2016 positivity rap wave had maintained mainstream popularity. You all remember this wave right?

    A lot of artists like Yachty, DRAM, Chance, Saba, Amine, Noname were making some great, different positive music at the time. Even other artists who aren't generally seen as positive were making more positive albums (Lil Uzi Vs the World, TLOP, The Divine Femine) than prior or since.

    But then Chance and Yachty fell off, DRAM and Amine lost popularity (DRAM moreso than Amine but still), and a lot of that Chicago jazzy rap music got a good amount darker.

    Idk I just think if that wave found a real superstar to carry it than rap might be in a better place. Chance was supposed to be the chosen one

  • Dec 8, 2019
    3 replies

    2016 was one of the best years in life and music on god

  • Dec 8, 2019
    2 replies

    When you believe the republicans wont win

  • Dec 8, 2019
    1 reply

    TLOP was more positive than Yeezus but it had that duality with the FML-Real Friends-Wolves run

  • Dec 8, 2019

    ispy

  • Magenta 馃挒
    Dec 8, 2019
    Project

    2016 was one of the best years in life and music on god

    Same... i miss those times

  • Dec 8, 2019
    1 reply

    Lil yachty stopped doing happy music but if still did he would be relevant

  • Dec 8, 2019
    IAmMrShady

    TLOP was more positive than Yeezus but it had that duality with the FML-Real Friends-Wolves run

    That is true and I think the image of that album was a lot more positive than the actual album we got lol

  • Dec 8, 2019
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    Cash machine is a classic

  • Dec 8, 2019
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    TragedyBerlusconi

    When you believe the republicans wont win

    And I'm not trying to turn this to general discussion but I do genuinely think that the political events of mid-late 2016 made positive music a lot harder to make and market. Like this wave ended ABRUPTLY asf, right towards the end of 2016. 2017 was when Peep, xxx, and XO Tour Life really changed mainstream music as a whole

  • Dec 8, 2019
    1 reply

    We on that perc 30 rap now my nigga

  • Dec 8, 2019
    1 reply

    2012 party victory lap rap was better

  • Dec 8, 2019
    Vaginal Discharge

    We on that perc 30 rap now my nigga

    Chill

  • It's just low effort humor, unless you feel victimised

  • Dec 8, 2019
    3 replies

    made me ashamed of Chicago

  • Dec 8, 2019
    Project

    2016 was one of the best years in life and music on god

    rt

  • BasedBoy

    And I'm not trying to turn this to general discussion but I do genuinely think that the political events of mid-late 2016 made positive music a lot harder to make and market. Like this wave ended ABRUPTLY asf, right towards the end of 2016. 2017 was when Peep, xxx, and XO Tour Life really changed mainstream music as a whole

    I think it's also that the kids who grew up listening to cudi finally got old enough to express themselves truly

  • Dec 8, 2019

    This s*** was trash foh with these youth pastor ass mfs

  • ktt2.com/what-happened-to-all-the-happy-rappers-8560

    made a thread about all these happy niggas a month ago

  • Dec 8, 2019
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    NorthShoreWhiteGuy

    made me ashamed of Chicago

    Imagine hating on your local artists trying to spread a positive message

    Just listen to your own stuff and move on

  • Dec 8, 2019

    Shoulda been Amine tbh

    ONEPOINTFIVE is too underrated

  • BasedBoy

    Imagine hating on your local artists trying to spread a positive message

    Just listen to your own stuff and move on

    coulda spread it in a better way. Luckily this s*** is done

  • Dec 8, 2019
    BasedBoy

    And I'm not trying to turn this to general discussion but I do genuinely think that the political events of mid-late 2016 made positive music a lot harder to make and market. Like this wave ended ABRUPTLY asf, right towards the end of 2016. 2017 was when Peep, xxx, and XO Tour Life really changed mainstream music as a whole

    really insightful observation tbh