I just realized....If it weren't for Eminem, Nelly and Ja Rule would've been running the game!

Started by Kujaku67, Sep 8, 2021, in Music Add to Reading List

  1. Kujaku67
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    Sep 8, 2021
    Back in that 00-04 era.

    Eminem, Jay-Z, DMX, and Nas basically kept lyricism alive in mainstream rap in that era.

    But Nelly and Ja Rule were the best selling rappers after Eminem in that same era. After the 90's, Jay, Nas, and DMX were still selling but Nelly and Ja Rule outsold them in that period believe it or not.

    Country Grammar and Nellyville are Diamond and 6-7 Times Platinum and Suit is even 3 Times Platinum. And Ja's biggest album sold 4 Times Platinum.

    Not that they're bad artists or anything but it's crazy to think that, if it weren't for prime Em, we'd have Nelly and Ja Rule literally running the rap game back in the early 2000's. Yikes!
     
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  2. Ricky
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    Ricky HIP-HOP CEO ™

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  3. JMG
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    JMG

    Sep 8, 2021
    Don't forget Luda. Who is highly underated and better than both those guys.
     
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  4. Detroit24
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    This man would running rap game....

     
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  5. Kujaku67
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    True. Honestly, Em and Hov really held in down for mainstream rap in the early 2000's.
     
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  6. Pandemic
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    What about 50 Cent?
     
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  7. joeyp363
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    bizarre over hated imo

    I don’t have Instagram, but can someone DM him about a verse? Would love to see what he is charging for a verse and get one for section eighty to hop on.
     
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  8. joeyp363
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    You just started posting again out of the blue. I like the inconspicuousness of it. I hope all is well.
     
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  9. The Lyricvore
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    Too bad 50 and em had to beef with everyone back in the day.

    50/ja and nelly/50 could of made some absolute bangers
     
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  10. DKC
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    DKC hank trill

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    Nelly was insanely popular. He was one of the rappers running s--- imo
     
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  11. CARNIFEX
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    CARNIFEX Get The Strap

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    I remember when I was in elementary school there were a few kids in my class who would put foil on their teeth and a bandaid under their eye and I never knew why until a few years later lol
     
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  12. Ricky
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    Have you heard about Nelly after KRS executed him?
     
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  13. Australia
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    Err ja career got ended by 50 not eminem... "if it wasn't for eminem tupac woulda been pippin in 2019'
    Kys op
     
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  14. Marsh
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    You miss the part when Nelly and Ja were making dope music back then
     
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  15. Chrollo
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    Chrollo Can we get much higher

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    Have you heard of KRS since 1990?
     
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  16. Ricky
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    Actually yes
     
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  17. BIGFOOT
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    BIGFOOT More than a myth

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    Nelly had one good album. It’s a classic in my book but after that he was garbage, and Ja Rule Lmao the murderer I don’t even have to say anything about him do I.
     
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  18. Marsh
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    Marsh Gucci flip-flops, chequeo the opps

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    I also liked a bunch of stuff from Country Grammar and Sweat/Suit. Ja had his early albums that were good, I really like Pain Is Love
     
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  19. Antman
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    Antman No Cap

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    I think it’s scary how ppl on here act like rap didn’t exist outside of Eminem
     
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  20. thecanibus
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    Yeah man Em held it down hard in 04.
     
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