I have shit to rant and ramble about that I want opinions on. So starting today, continuing every so often, I will post The Ramble. Medium reads with a question posed.
I just listened to THREE different tapes permeated in Migos flow.
I feel like Uncle Snoop said it best on the GGN episode with 50 and G-Unit.
Why be someone else when you can be you?
Some these artists are seasoned artists. Some of them hit the freshman list no more than two years ago but has had a following since 2005.
These artists have their own style, flow, etc. So I’m having a hard time understanding why so many are aping the young boys’ flow. Much like T-Pain, when he brought back auto tune, everyone jumped on that wave. Mr. Pain started putting people on notice. To paraphrase, “If Puff pays me for using auto tune, you should too.”
So I know Quavo, Offset & Takeoff feel some kinda way about this. This is what separates them from everyone else. This is what makes people be sonically tied to their music. If someone does it better (which, I personally, don’t think is very hard), it’ll force them into irrelevancy.
Now look rappers, I get it. You wanna keep up with the sound. You don’t wanna be left behind. It’s easier to take than create. But even if you take, flip it! Geez, be original!
Now for my question: With the Migos Flow making its way to every rappers tape, how much of the flow is homage, keeping with the times and how much of it is gross appropriation?
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