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Subject: Ringtone rap era

Written By: TD3000 on 07/09/12 at 3:13 am

This pretty much coincided with my early college years. I guess it technically started when I was in high school, but it seemed to peak from 2006-2007. Ringtone rap, snap rap, Southern rap (though not all Southern artists did that type of stuff), whatever you want to call it, this was at the forefront of mainstream hip-hop at the time. Most of the songs were done by one-hit wonders, and most of them had some type of dance associated with it. I'll admit, a couple of the songs were hot, but overall, people are looking back and cringing about that era. There's still some problems with hip-hop today, but at least this fad passed on.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SBN_ikibtg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NXBgSCSrIk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82vpIsQ3lX8

And of course, the king of that era:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UFIYGkROII



Subject: Re: Ringtone rap era

Written By: Shiv on 07/09/12 at 9:49 am

Thank God that sheesh was short lived.

Subject: Re: Ringtone rap era

Written By: thenewtattoo on 07/09/12 at 9:52 am

what was even more funny  seeing  dudes inhigh school  trying to do the dance  with their sidekick  with that smug 00s
,me me me attittude

Subject: Re: Ringtone rap era

Written By: Starde on 07/09/12 at 2:05 pm


This pretty much coincided with my early college years. I guess it technically started when I was in high school, but it seemed to peak from 2006-2007. Ringtone rap, snap rap, Southern rap (though not all Southern artists did that type of stuff), whatever you want to call it, this was at the forefront of mainstream hip-hop at the time. Most of the songs were done by one-hit wonders, and most of them had some type of dance associated with it. I'll admit, a couple of the songs were hot, but overall, people are looking back and cringing about that era. There's still some problems with hip-hop today, but at least this fad passed on.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SBN_ikibtg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NXBgSCSrIk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82vpIsQ3lX8

And of course, the king of that era:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UFIYGkROII



Oh God... To me, this was hip hop/rap at its s****iest. I remember when these used to be so popular during high school.

Subject: Re: Ringtone rap era

Written By: TakaWuKid91 on 07/09/12 at 9:37 pm

that Ringtone sheesh began in early '05 I just thought it was weird, I didn't see much of it in '07 though, I think that's when it ended.

Subject: Re: Ringtone rap era

Written By: Mat1991 on 07/10/12 at 12:02 am

These were a great way for any inexperienced hip-hop aficionado to make a quick buck by slapping together a jingle with a catchy beat and launching every high school's latest dance craze, kind of like the Macarena of the '00s. They have no artistic value of course, but they're probably not meant to have any in the first place.

Subject: Re: Ringtone rap era

Written By: Howard on 07/10/12 at 6:21 am

what's ringtone rap?  ???

Subject: Re: Ringtone rap era

Written By: Shiv on 07/10/12 at 9:33 am


what's ringtone rap?  ???


The songs posted by the OP. Basically, primitive, corny, braindead but catchy pop-rap jingles mostly about partying. Once popular as cell ringtones, hence the nickname. It was a stupid mid 00s fad. Think rap's version of hair metal.

Here's another one. This hit #1 on the Billboard charts in 2007, believe it or not.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwyE3WJ4AWo

Subject: Re: Ringtone rap era

Written By: sonikuu on 07/10/12 at 11:12 am

I remember when this era was going on.  I had a feeling that this type of music would be outdated really quickly.  If I thought it was cheesy at the time it was popular, then that's a sign it wouldn't age well.  Turns out it hasn't.  These songs and videos are so dated.

That said, Adult Swim's brilliant show The Boondocks gave us some brilliant satires of that era.  One of the signs of a genre's downfall is when a parody literally sounds like an actual radio single.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImK3gP2x0ig

Subject: Re: Ringtone rap era

Written By: thenewtattoo on 07/10/12 at 11:27 am


The songs posted by the OP. Basically, primitive, corny, braindead but catchy pop-rap jingles mostly about partying. Once popular as cell ringtones, hence the nickname. It was a stupid mid 00s fad. Think rap's version of hair metal.

Here's another one. This hit #1 on the Billboard charts in 2007, believe it or not.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwyE3WJ4AWo


My highschool picked this as song of the decade in 2007 for the year book

Subject: Re: Ringtone rap era

Written By: TakaWuKid91 on 07/10/12 at 11:33 am


This pretty much coincided with my early college years. I guess it technically started when I was in high school, but it seemed to peak from 2006-2007. Ringtone rap, snap rap, Southern rap (though not all Southern artists did that type of stuff), whatever you want to call it, this was at the forefront of mainstream hip-hop at the time. Most of the songs were done by one-hit wonders, and most of them had some type of dance associated with it. I'll admit, a couple of the songs were hot, but overall, people are looking back and cringing about that era. There's still some problems with hip-hop today, but at least this fad passed on.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SBN_ikibtg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NXBgSCSrIk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82vpIsQ3lX8

And of course, the king of that era:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UFIYGkROII



As lame as some of those song were at that time it sure doesn't compare to that crappy Crunk era music in 2003/2004. There has always been dance songs when it came to Hip Hop Like Tootsie Roll for example. 

Subject: Re: Ringtone rap era

Written By: TD3000 on 07/10/12 at 11:35 am

"I can sell a mill saying nothing on the track." MIMS did have a point there...

The ringtone rap era definitely became a Generation Z (is that the correct term?) thing. As I was the transitioning from high school to college, the kids born around '94-95 or so were eating this stuff up as middle schoolers.

Forgot to mention that these songs hugely coincided with the Myspace era before that site fell off.

Subject: Re: Ringtone rap era

Written By: Shiv on 07/10/12 at 12:28 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtwJvgPJ9xw

Subject: Re: Ringtone rap era

Written By: Starde on 07/10/12 at 2:50 pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtwJvgPJ9xw



I prefer the parody, hahaha:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9qYF9DZPdw&feature=related

Subject: Re: Ringtone rap era

Written By: Howard on 07/10/12 at 7:41 pm


The songs posted by the OP. Basically, primitive, corny, braindead but catchy pop-rap jingles mostly about partying. Once popular as cell ringtones, hence the nickname. It was a stupid mid 00s fad. Think rap's version of hair metal.

Here's another one. This hit #1 on the Billboard charts in 2007, believe it or not.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwyE3WJ4AWo


Shiv this is why I like 80's music.

Subject: Re: Ringtone rap era

Written By: ExtremeMan8 on 07/11/12 at 3:17 am

I'm not a fan of this type of music. I like real hip-hop and R&B which the 2000s did have some of.

Subject: Re: Ringtone rap era

Written By: Howard on 07/11/12 at 6:42 am


I'm not a fan of this type of music. I like real hip-hop and R&B which the 2000s did have some of.


my REAL hip hop that I listened to was the 80's the hell with this ringtone snap rap crap whatever you want to call it, it's just garbage. :P

Subject: Re: Ringtone rap era

Written By: elr on 07/16/12 at 4:10 pm


my REAL hip hop that I listened to was the 80's the hell with this ringtone snap rap crap whatever you want to call it, it's just garbage. :P


I agree, it was just a bunch of fake ringtone crap.

Subject: Re: Ringtone rap era

Written By: Starde on 07/16/12 at 4:32 pm

Ringtone rap can stay in the 00's where it belongs.

Subject: Re: Ringtone rap era

Written By: Howard on 07/17/12 at 6:32 am


Ringtone rap can stay in the 00's where it belongs.


You got that right.

Subject: Re: Ringtone rap era

Written By: thenewtattoo on 07/17/12 at 7:01 pm


Ringtone rap can stay in the 00's where it belongs.


the fact that some of us realzied it was a  gimmick as it was happening tells you something

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