Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Rap Music's New Class
Magazines like XXL, along with others have been endorsing a "new class" of rappers who are up and coming. Some of these artists include Wale, Big Sean, Wiz Khlalifa, J. Cole and of course Drizzy Drake. All of these up and coming artists add their own flavor to the ever changing hip-hop scene. Of course, Drake is at the forefront of this new group of MC's and is by far the most popular. The anticipation of his debut album "Thank Me Later" is one of the most highly anticipated rap debuts in years. Although I'm not an avid Drake fan, I can't deny that a lot of his music is easy on the ears. The "new" artist that I would have to endorse would be Big Sean. Big Sean is my favorite rapper in this "new class" because he doesn't take himself too seriously in this rap game and relates to the average 20-something year old person. His music consists of partying, smoking, drinking and having lots of affairs with attractive young women...what's not to like?! Big Sean raps using a lot of metaphors and witty wordplay. Out of Detroit, and signed to Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music label, Big Sean has 2 mixtapes: Finally Famous Vol's. 1 and 2. His debut album is due out sometime in late 2010. If you haven't heard him, check his ass out. All in all, whoever you endorse as your "new favorite rapper" support them and tell me why they are better than Big Sean.