Is Pop Music Really Dead?, and Hip Hop The New Trend?
In this current musical climate, Pop music as the long-standing, music industry-invented genre that it is has continuously been taking a free-falling plunge from its once-coveted 1980s Thriller album-era of Michael Jackson: “The King of Pop,” to faded glory at the hands—and microphones—of Hip Hop. Also, Hip Hop, with its triumphant rags-to-riches journey from its birthplace in the streets of the South Bronx in a once-decaying New York City of the 1970s, to being the most influential form of music on the planet, has expanded to the point of having several subgenres of its own (Christian, Trap, Lyrical, Mumble, Horrorcore, Drill, Emo…).
There is surely a flood of watered-down verses with catchy hooks and beats like Lil Pump, Lil Uzi Vert, Lil, Yachty, and Lil Xan. There is fortunately still success happening for Hip Hop artists that still value the importance of their lyrical craft and content: Kendrick Lamar, J Cole, Eminem, and Logic. But as the war for the attention span of the general public wages forward…are we experiencing the death of Pop music and the complete takeover of Rap?
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