The recent rise of young stars like Lil Yachty and Lil Uzi Vert has brought a lot argument and division into the world of music.
The styles of these young artists, though they are loved by many, are also infurating to many Rap and Hip-Hop Heads all over.
The conflict between the two groups, as far as I can understand, is as follows: Some say artists like Yachty and Uzi do not deserve their fame because they lack talent and their music is "trash". Their music does not fall into Rap or Hip-Hop categories. Others love the unconventional sounds these new artists bring to the table, and argue that the genres of Hip-Hop and Rap are headed to new directions.
The debate continues and widens to include criticisms of other unconventional artists like Future and Young Thug.
Personally, I just think music is heading into many different directions and I love it! I very much enjoy the soulful and meaningful contributions that genius rappers like Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, and J Cole bring to the table. I appreciate their work for everything that it is. At the same time, I also love the "new head" styles of Yachty and Uzi, as well as the mumble styles of Future and Young Thug.
So many artists today are putting out unique and amazing tracks. Chance The Rapper, Drake, Fetty Wap, Logic, Rae Sremmurd; they all have something different to offer. I think, instead of arguing and fighting, it is our duty as artists, producers, listeners, and fans, to enjoy what is going on around us in its enteirety. I'm not saying you have to be a fan of everything, but you should discover the sounds you like and respect the preferences of others.
Throw in your two cents! What's your opinion?