How Do YOU Segment Different Time Periods In Hip Hop?

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  1. Sign Language
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    If you were to categorize eras in hip hop by sets of years, how would YOU do it? I mean this in terms of sound, culture, production, and any other measurements.
     
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  2. Spider Man
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    I'm not the biggest hip-hop scholar or anything, but this is how I view it:

    From the beginning until 1988 (Straight Outta Compton release): old school.
    1988-1994: G-funk era.
    1994-1999: East coast hardcore rap era.
    1999(Slim Shady LP and 2001 release)-2005: Shady/G-Unit/Aftermath era.
    2005-2010: Southern era.
    2010-2015: Art rap era (influenced by albums like MBDTF, GKMC, TPAB, 2014 FHD)
    2015-Present: Emo rap era
     
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    I break it down based on early, mid and late. IE, Early 90s, Mid 90s, Late 90s. Too many artists would be left out if I tried to define an era by one sound. Early 90s is known for G-Funk but it was also the Afrocentric era, the Native Tongues era.
     
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  4. Winter
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    Usually by what the prevalent style of rap was at that time. Gangsta rap era, crunk era, snap era and so on.
     
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    Honestly

    90s boom bap s--- that I was too young to experience but like when I listen to it in retrospect

    Early 2000s when rap started to heavily crossover. I enjoyed music back then but couldn’t comprehend it.

    2005-2016 I group all together because I feel like I was the prime demographic for the target audience, and I loved all the new s--- that happened throughout

    2016-present where I feel like I’m not the target audience anymore, and new s--- is hit or miss
     
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    Almost everyone feels like, there is no prime audience now over the age of ~13 unless you're a superstar. Most younger and lesser known artists are trying to appeal to these tweenie bopper a--- tiktok kids and it sucks.
     
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    I just go by decades but that's me being lazy.
     
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    80s, 90s, 2000s, 2010s
     
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    Proto Hip-Hop (1973-1979)
    The earliest years where the genre is identifiable, the music at this time is very simple and is more centered on live performance.
    Notable stars: None

    Classic Hip-Hop (1979-1983)
    The beginnings of hip-hop as a recorded art form, still very basic, but new ideas are brought into the genre and the first minor stars join the genre.
    Notable stars: Kurtis Blow, Sugarhill g---, Grandmaster Caz, Grandmaster Flash, Melle Mel

    Golden Age of Hip-Hop (1983-1987)
    During this time, the basic constructs of rap begin to take form, and megastars such as Run-DMC and LL Cool J bring the genre greater popularity, while artists such as Big Daddy Kane and Rakim are the creative forces pushing the genre.
    Notable stars: Run-DMC, LL Cool J, Big Daddy Kane, Rakim, Beastie Boys

    Gangsta Rap (1987-1991)
    Rap, which has been growing more political as time went on has taken a more violent, expressive twist - as rap becomes a mainstay on the West Coast. The era ended as heavy commercialization took place, with Gangsta Rap being countered by sillier artists like MC Hammer, Biz Markie and Vanilla Ice.
    Notable stars: Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Too $hort, Ice-T, Public Enemy, MC Hammer, Biz Markie, Vanilla Ice

    Modern Rap (1991-1997)
    During this era, the cliches, flows, rhyme schemes, and star power of rap music are solidified, cementing the sound of modern rap. Boom bap beats are popular. Serious rap enters the mainstream, propelled by rappers like Biggie and Pac.
    Notable stars: Nas, Biggie, 2Pac, Mobb Deep, The Fugees, Wu-Tang

    Radio Rap (1997-2003)
    An era centered on filling the void after the death of Rap's two biggest stars - rap becomes more radio-friendly, more commercial, and births many superstars.
    Notable stars: Jay-Z, Eminem, DMX, Ja Rule, Puff Daddy, Ma$e, Fabolous

    The Gangsta Renaissance (2003-2006)
    Gangsta rap makes a triumphant return, accentuated with radio-friendly melodies and spearheaded by 50 Cent after being pioneered by Ja Rule in the last era. Backpack rap rises to prominence at this time as a counterweight to the gangsta sounds taking over.
    Notable stars: 50 Cent, Jeezy, The Game, TI

    Ringtone Rap (2006-2008)
    As Gangsta rap quickly died out, ringtone rap sprung up featuring repetitive melodies and quick punchlines that made for great soundbytes. Trap enters the subconscious after bubbling under the surface for years.
    Notable stars: Lil Wayne, Kanye West, Soulja Boy

    Blog Rap (2008-2011)
    As the CD died off, and streaming had yet to rise, this era had many minor stars with intense cult followings - but real stars were few and far between.
    Notable stars: Drake, Nicki Minaj, J Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller

    Drill and Drill-adjacent Rap (2011-2014)
    Drill and drill-influenced rap bursts on the scene, forever changing the genre
    Notable Stars: Chief Keef, Bobby Shmurda, Lil Reese, Lil Herb, Lil Bibby, 2 Chainz

    The Trap Renaissance (2014-2016)
    Trap becomes the main sound in hip hop, mixing trap beats, melodic flows and drug talk.
    Notable Stars: Future, Young Thug, Rich Homie Quan, Migos

    Soundcloud Rap (2016-2019)
    Rap becomes the popular genre in the United States, as mostly organic rises take place via Soundcloud creating huge stars with dedicated followings. The era ends hard as many of it's stars die.
    Notable Stars: XXXTentacion, Juice WRLD, Lil Uzi Vert, Kodak Black, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Pop Smoke

    Tik-Tok Rap (2019-present)
    Rap is further commercialized as many songs are designed to become viral, a phenomenon taking root in the last era and exploding here. As a counterweight, traditionalist rap like Griselda is able to gain a following. Young Thug's influence is also felt as his offspring become stars in their own right.
    Notable Stars: Lil Baby, Gunna, Kid Laroi, Lil Tecca, Lil Nas X, Griselda
     
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    Did I really read "TikTok Rap" and "Griselda" in the same paragraph ^
     
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    we live in a society
     
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    I mean, he did say "as a counterweight". So being the exact opposite compliments the overarching feel. I don't disagree with this.

    So Griselda are so popular because they are the EXACT opposite of TikTok rap.
     
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    I need to learn more english words I guess
     
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    Man f--- TikTok. Can that app die please
     
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    Yes, as in the paragraph said basically that Griselda was able to get popular because it's the opposite of TikTok rap which is the most popular thing. Like people want another choice from TikTok rap, so they go with Griselda.
     
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    I actually like tiktok as far as social media goes. As someone with a video editing background I appreciate what it's doing for young people who can't afford a $2000+ mac and expensive editing software or monthly payments for creative cloud. It gives them a free creative outlet to record and edit little skits and videos using just their phone. Also since it's a Chinese app they don't take down your content for having 10 seconds of copyrighted music because they don't give a f---.

    Like all social media there's super annoying things about it but at least in my experience so far it's way less toxic than twitter or instagram. G O O D V I B E S O N L Y
     
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    by decade.
    u cant box the genre in based on the prominent style at the time.
     
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    I've seen some creative tiktoks (mostly duos where they make fun of other tiktoks) and they made me laugh, but isn't the majority a bunch of teenagers and even worse, adults doing some weird dances and unfunny trends? We all did cringe stuff as teenagers so I don't blame them, but the rest is just weird to me. Not to mention all the creeps in the comments under minors videos.
     
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    Yeah it has a lot of cringe content and trends—but so does all social media. Their algorithm works pretty well cuz after a week of using it I saw virtually zero dance content.
     
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    My sister just gained a large following on tik tok over the past few weeks, enough that she's making money from it. I downloaded the app for the first time last week after resisting for the past couple years. I gotta say, the algorithm works almost too well. Within my first hour of liking videos, my feed was entirely based on one or two facets of my personality, so much so that it was kind of offputting to only see two types of videos start popping up (political videos and cooking videos). I wanted more of the sketch comedy type videos, and some other interesting ones - they don't show up at all now. So within three days I gave up the app because I can only stand watching the same video told by 80 different people over and over again so much.
     
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