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Subject: Bronze Age of Hip-Hop (2006-2012) vs. Mumble/Trap Age of Hip-Hop (2012-present)

Written By: Zelek3 on 09/12/18 at 8:19 pm

Which era did you prefer? (doing another round of this for fun)

Bronze Age (2006-2012):
Early Lupe Fiasco, T.I.P.-era T.I., Jibbs, Yung Joc, Early Rick Ross, Soulja Boy, MIMS, Rich Boy, Arab, Hurricane Chris, Chris Brown, Hip Hop Police-era Chamillionaire, Early Gucci Mane, Later Akon, Later 50 Cent, Prime Kanye (07-10), Mid-Period Jay-Z, Mid-Period Eminem, M.I.A., Timbland, T-Pain, Young Buck, Early Flo Rida, Prime Lil Wayne (08-11), Later The Game, Early Young Jeezy, Early Birdman, Lil Boosie, Early Drake, Early B.O.B., Early Bruno Mars, Early Nicki Minaj, Early Pitbull, Early Wiz Khalifa, Early 2-Chainz, Kid Cudi, Young Money, GS Boyz, Early Hopsin, Early DJ Khaled, Early Pharrell, Early Tyga, Early Joey Bada$$, Early Tyler the Creator, Clipse, Early Kendrick Lamar, Later Black-Eyed Peas, Meek Mill, Early J. Cole, Early Logic, Early Macklemore, Waka Flocka Flame

Trap Age (2012-present):
Chief Keef, Rich Homie Quan, Migos, Later Tyga, Rae Sremmurd, Rich Gang, Later Kendrick Lamar, Young Thug, Slim Jesus, Kodak Black, Lil Yachty, Dram, Later J. Cole, Ayo & Teo, Future, Later Joey Bada$$, Later Jeezy, YG, Later Eminem, Childish Gambino, Later Nicki Minaj, Bobby Shmurda, Iggy Azalea, Later Drake, 21 Savage, Desiigner, Lil Uzi Vert, Playboi Carti, Later Kanye, Later Jay-Z, Later Logic, Later Macklemore, MGK, Lil Xan, Travis Scott, Schoolboy Q, G-Eazy, Big Sean, Lil Pump, Post Malone, XXXTENTACION, 6ix9ine, Rich Brian, Denzel Curry, Rich the Kid, Lil Peep, Jake Paul, Later Lupe Fiasco, Later Rick Ross, Later Gucci Mane, Later Flo Rida, Later Birdman, Later Drake, Later B.O.B., Later Bruno Mars, Later Pitbull, Later Wiz Khalifa, Later 2-Chainz, Later Hopsin, Later DJ Khaled, Later Pharrell, Later Tyler the Creator, Tech N9ne

Subject: Re: Bronze Age of Hip-Hop (2006-2012) vs. Mumble/Trap Age of Hip-Hop (2012-present)

Written By: mc98 on 09/12/18 at 8:23 pm

Honestly, trap didn't dominate until 2016-2017 when many popular hip hop songs sounded trap.

Subject: Re: Bronze Age of Hip-Hop (2006-2012) vs. Mumble/Trap Age of Hip-Hop (2012-present)

Written By: Zelek3 on 09/12/18 at 8:24 pm


Honestly, the trap age started in 2016.

This video makes it feel like it started in 2012 (skip to 25:29).

PrqDFDEJMmU

Subject: Re: Bronze Age of Hip-Hop (2006-2012) vs. Mumble/Trap Age of Hip-Hop (2012-present)

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 09/12/18 at 8:25 pm


Honestly, trap didn't dominate until 2016-2017 when many popular hip hop songs sounded trap.


I'm not sure if I'm right about this, but some people have said that the age of emo rap also started in 2016 (I really do not know too much about rap). Is that true?

Subject: Re: Bronze Age of Hip-Hop (2006-2012) vs. Mumble/Trap Age of Hip-Hop (2012-present)

Written By: mc98 on 09/12/18 at 8:27 pm


This video makes it feel like it started in 2012 (skip to 25:29).

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2016 was when trap started dominating over the traditional hip-hop sound.

This Waka Flocka Flame song from 2010 below probably started the trap sound as we know it imo

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Subject: Re: Bronze Age of Hip-Hop (2006-2012) vs. Mumble/Trap Age of Hip-Hop (2012-present)

Written By: SpyroKev on 09/12/18 at 8:48 pm

Dude, Birdman and Clipse have hits going back to the early 2000s. I would say 2006 is Birdman at his prime.

Subject: Re: Bronze Age of Hip-Hop (2006-2012) vs. Mumble/Trap Age of Hip-Hop (2012-present)

Written By: mc98 on 09/13/18 at 7:40 am


I'm not sure if I'm right about this, but some people have said that the age of emo rap also started in 2016 (I really do not know too much about rap). Is that true?


Emo rap started to gain traction since XO Tour Llif3 by Lil Uzi Vert was popular in 2017.

Subject: Re: Bronze Age of Hip-Hop (2006-2012) vs. Mumble/Trap Age of Hip-Hop (2012-present)

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 09/13/18 at 11:56 am


Honestly, trap didn't dominate until 2016-2017 when many popular hip hop songs sounded trap.


https://media1.tenor.com/images/74d4b0d03f54d47985dd19433b168841/tenor.gif?itemid=10686024

Subject: Re: Bronze Age of Hip-Hop (2006-2012) vs. Mumble/Trap Age of Hip-Hop (2012-present)

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 09/13/18 at 12:03 pm

Bronze Age >>> Trap Age.

Subject: Re: Bronze Age of Hip-Hop (2006-2012) vs. Mumble/Trap Age of Hip-Hop (2012-present)

Written By: Zelek3 on 09/17/18 at 12:44 am

Welp, it looks like the current era of hip-hop may end soon and give way to another era. Mac Miller is dead, Lil Pump is in jail, XXXTENTATION is dead, Drake is suspected of getting together with his girlfriend when she was 16 (https://twitter.com/datassgourmet/status/1040764912740364289) which may destroy his career forever (though 6ix9ine did something similar and he's still active), and Eminem is taking an axe to mumble rappers on his new album and diss tracks.

What do y'all think of this? What will the next mainstream style be?

Subject: Re: Bronze Age of Hip-Hop (2006-2012) vs. Mumble/Trap Age of Hip-Hop (2012-present)

Written By: LyricBoy on 09/17/18 at 5:32 am

None of this stuff holds a candle to the Golden Age acts like 2Live Crew, N.W.A., Ice-T, and the Wu Tang Clan. And Snoop Doggy Dogg.

Those guys kept it real, rapping about smoking blunts, getting into gun battles, smacking down impertinent hoes, and chugging 40 ounce bottles of Olde English 800 malt liquor. It was a great time.  8)

These later-era rappers are more interested in sipping cough syrup from a double styrofoam cup.  ::)

Subject: Re: Bronze Age of Hip-Hop (2006-2012) vs. Mumble/Trap Age of Hip-Hop (2012-present)

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 09/17/18 at 1:03 pm


Welp, it looks like the current era of hip-hop may end soon and give way to another era. Mac Miller is dead, Lil Pump is in jail, XXXTENTATION is dead, Drake is suspected of getting together with his girlfriend when she was 16 (https://twitter.com/datassgourmet/status/1040764912740364289) which may destroy his career forever (though 6ix9ine did something similar and he's still active), and Eminem is taking an axe to mumble rappers on his new album and diss tracks.

What do y'all think of this? What will the next mainstream style be?


I never knew that Lil Pump is in jail now; what happened?

Subject: Re: Bronze Age of Hip-Hop (2006-2012) vs. Mumble/Trap Age of Hip-Hop (2012-present)

Written By: BornIn86 on 09/17/18 at 7:15 pm


None of this stuff holds a candle to the Golden Age acts like 2Live Crew, N.W.A., Ice-T, and the Wu Tang Clan. And Snoop Doggy Dogg.

Those guys kept it real, rapping about smoking blunts, getting into gun battles, smacking down impertinent hoes, and chugging 40 ounce bottles of Olde English 800 malt liquor. It was a great time.  8)

These later-era rappers are more interested in sipping cough syrup from a double styrofoam cup.  ::)


I'm surprised a Trumper approves of black gangbangers.

Subject: Re: Bronze Age of Hip-Hop (2006-2012) vs. Mumble/Trap Age of Hip-Hop (2012-present)

Written By: LyricBoy on 09/17/18 at 7:21 pm


I'm surprised a Trumper approves of black gangbangers.


These guys kept it real, just like Donald does. Called things as they saw them.

Even if one does not like the lifestyle of the classic rappers, you gotta give 'em credit for "living the lyrics"

Subject: Re: Bronze Age of Hip-Hop (2006-2012) vs. Mumble/Trap Age of Hip-Hop (2012-present)

Written By: BornIn86 on 09/17/18 at 8:54 pm


These guys kept it real, just like Donald does. Called things as they saw them.

Even if one does not like the lifestyle of the classic rappers, you gotta give 'em credit for "living the lyrics"


Trump literally can't stop himself from making super obvious lies but whatever you say.

Subject: Re: Bronze Age of Hip-Hop (2006-2012) vs. Mumble/Trap Age of Hip-Hop (2012-present)

Written By: LyricBoy on 09/18/18 at 4:48 am


These guys kept it real, just like Donald does. Called things as they saw them.

Even if one does not like the lifestyle of the classic rappers, you gotta give 'em credit for "living the lyrics"


Ain’t nothing but a G thang baby, two loc’d out G’s going crazy.

Subject: Re: Bronze Age of Hip-Hop (2006-2012) vs. Mumble/Trap Age of Hip-Hop (2012-present)

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 09/18/18 at 11:31 am


https://media1.tenor.com/images/74d4b0d03f54d47985dd19433b168841/tenor.gif?itemid=10686024

Honestly, trap didn't dominate until 2016-2017 when many popular hip hop songs sounded trap.


I honestly think we need a further distinction between the Bronze Age of 2006-2012 when Ringtone Rap was prominent & the current Dark Age of 2016-present with Trap as prominent. I'd say in-between these two eras is a mini Platinum Age from roughly 2012-2016. I call it Platinum because despite the sheer amount of garbage rap in that era (similar to the prior and subsequent eras) there were truly some great & iconic artistic gems during this time that made this era pretty memorable. Any era that includes Forest Hills Drive or To Pimp a Butterfly or even The Life of Pablo is iconic in my book!

Subject: Re: Bronze Age of Hip-Hop (2006-2012) vs. Mumble/Trap Age of Hip-Hop (2012-present)

Written By: 2001 on 09/18/18 at 6:42 pm


I'm surprised a Trumper approves of black gangbangers.


I think he is being facetious lol. He obviously (rightfully) does not have a high opinion of rappers that get involved in crime :P

Subject: Re: Bronze Age of Hip-Hop (2006-2012) vs. Mumble/Trap Age of Hip-Hop (2012-present)

Written By: BornIn86 on 09/18/18 at 8:10 pm


I think he is being facetious lol. He obviously (rightfully) does not have a high opinion of rappers that get involved in crime :P


Idk. There seems to be a large subset of Trumpers who are a type of wild, latently violent, oddball that most Republicans aren't. Sometimes they really are wildcards. lol

Subject: Re: Bronze Age of Hip-Hop (2006-2012) vs. Mumble/Trap Age of Hip-Hop (2012-present)

Written By: LyricBoy on 09/19/18 at 11:14 am


Idk. There seems to be a large subset of Trumpers who are a type of wild, latently violent, oddball that most Republicans aren't. Sometimes they really are wildcards. lol


Well I DO have some Russian and Ukrainian friends with ties to oligarchs. Maybe I am the missing link to the Meuller investigation.  ;D

Subject: Re: Bronze Age of Hip-Hop (2006-2012) vs. Mumble/Trap Age of Hip-Hop (2012-present)

Written By: mqg96 on 09/26/18 at 10:53 am


Honestly, trap didn't dominate until 2016-2017 when many popular hip hop songs sounded trap.


Trap began to dominate in 2015 and it came on the rise throughout 2012-2014, I don't know what you're talking about.

Subject: Re: Bronze Age of Hip-Hop (2006-2012) vs. Mumble/Trap Age of Hip-Hop (2012-present)

Written By: mc98 on 09/26/18 at 3:56 pm


Trap began to dominate in 2015 and it came on the rise throughout 2012-2014, I don't know what you're talking about.


What I am saying is trap began topping the charts in 2016. Plus, trap was rising in the mid-late 2000s with T.I, Jeezy, and Gucci Mane. I knew trap was popular in 2015 and before, but 2016 was when trap became a juggernaut in the music industry. Just my opinion.

Subject: Re: Bronze Age of Hip-Hop (2006-2012) vs. Mumble/Trap Age of Hip-Hop (2012-present)

Written By: piecesof93 on 09/26/18 at 4:18 pm


Trap began to dominate in 2015 and it came on the rise throughout 2012-2014, I don't know what you're talking about.

Which era do you prefer? Atm I prefer the current era.

Subject: Re: Bronze Age of Hip-Hop (2006-2012) vs. Mumble/Trap Age of Hip-Hop (2012-present)

Written By: JD120300 on 09/28/18 at 7:00 pm

I think the bronze era should be split into two eras.
2006-early2009 was when ringtone rap was dominating hip-hop in mainstream music. And mid 2009-2012 should be considered as another era. I know for a fact by late 2009, Hip-hop had no traces of ringtone rap in the mainstream.

Subject: Re: Bronze Age of Hip-Hop (2006-2012) vs. Mumble/Trap Age of Hip-Hop (2012-present)

Written By: mwalker1996 on 09/28/18 at 7:12 pm


I think the bronze era should be split into two eras.
2006-early2009 was when ringtone rap was dominating hip-hop in mainstream music. And mid 2009-2012 should be considered as another era. I know for a fact by late 2009, Hip-hop had no traces of ringtone rap in the mainstream.
I call that the Autotune era since that was during the time when people complained about autotune. You can also say Young Money era since Young Money exploded in the 2nd half of 09 with Drake Best I ever had, Bedrock, Money to Blow, Everygirl, etc. Lil Wayne had the rap game on lock during that time.

Subject: Re: Bronze Age of Hip-Hop (2006-2012) vs. Mumble/Trap Age of Hip-Hop (2012-present)

Written By: JD120300 on 09/28/18 at 7:48 pm


I call that the Autotune era since that was during the time when people complained about autotune. You can also say Young Money era since Young Money exploded in the 2nd half of 09 with Drake Best I ever had, Bedrock, Money to Blow, Everygirl, etc. Lil Wayne had the rap game on lock during that time.

Lil Wayne was definitely at his peak at the time. His best songs came out circa 2008-2011.

Subject: Re: Bronze Age of Hip-Hop (2006-2012) vs. Mumble/Trap Age of Hip-Hop (2012-present)

Written By: Dundee on 09/29/18 at 2:05 am

If anything to many Hip Hop heads, the 2010s were a Hip Hop renaissance due to a constant output of great mainstream and underground releases (pointed out by magasine sites like the Rolling Stones and PitchFork). So it probably goes more like this:

2005-2009: Dark Age
2010-ongoing: Renaissance (started by Kanye's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy)

Not sure where this whole bronze age thing comes from as this is the only site I hear from, and it sounds highly arbitrary

Subject: Re: Bronze Age of Hip-Hop (2006-2012) vs. Mumble/Trap Age of Hip-Hop (2012-present)

Written By: piecesof93 on 09/29/18 at 3:08 pm


Lil Wayne was definitely at his peak at the time. His best songs came out circa 2008-2011.

My preferred Wayne run is from 2004 - 2008.

Subject: Re: Bronze Age of Hip-Hop (2006-2012) vs. Mumble/Trap Age of Hip-Hop (2012-present)

Written By: Shemp97 on 10/02/18 at 11:52 am

Bronze age by a mile. Today's rappers really aren't trying. It's only about the money for them.

I've just gone through a late 00s binge, listening to Lupe Fiasco, Kanye West, 50 Cent, The Game, Bow Wow, Chamillionaire, Wiz Khalifa, Lil Mama, Hurricane Chris and Lil Wayne.

It really fascinates me how the bar for lyricism was considerably higher then. Even in ratchet club songs like "The Hand Clap", Chris has interesting rhyme schemes and switches up the flow constantly to keep things interesting for the listener.

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