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Does Soulja Boy's horrible music make anyone else cringe with disgust?

Asked by dingus108 (228points) July 9th, 2008 from iPhone

I cannot stand Soulja Boy. Why can’t the current Hip-Hop generation newbies understand the fact that their music will never be as good as late 80’s and 90’s rap and hip-hop?? The only way their really surviving as long as they are is because of the new generation of teens have no grasp of great hip-hop and rap.. I was raised around good stuff.. I guess that’s why I feel so strongly about it.

But honestly, how is a song good when it starts out with a rediculously obnoxious “YOOOOOUUUU!!!!”?

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soundedfury's avatar

Let me remind you of some of the gems from the late 80s/early 90s:

“Just a Friend” by Biz Markie
“Bust a Move” by Young MC
“C’mon Ride It (The Train)” by Quad City DJs
“Daisy Dukes” by 69 Boyz
“OPP” by Naught By Nature
“I’ve Got a Man” by Positive K
“Whoop! (There It Is)” by Tag Team
“Jump Jump” by Criss Cross

Soulja Boy will be left in the dustbin just like most of the terribad stuff above, so don’t waste your energy. And don’t romanticize 80s/90s rap. Most of it was crap, but you don’t hear it much anymore because only the strong survive.

Allie's avatar

Mmm.. OPP. I was still young, but I loved that song.

cheebdragon's avatar

Bust a move is favorite song… seriously.

I stopped listening to the radio because there is just too much crap on it these days but I think its important to remember that back in the day, not everyone was happy about the new hip hop style of music infecting the youth….....

You can’t spell crap without rap.

super special shout out to my BFF! Haha

Stocky's avatar

Its sad and makes me feel old to say but 99.9% of new Hip-Hop is just awful. This is a dark time for the whole genre. With so much Innovative and original hip hop that never makes it to the radio and people never get to hear. I hope now that the internet makes it easier for good music to be heard. People will get to hear some of the Great stuff that is being made everyday by labels like DefJux, Rymesayers and people like Little Brother and Atmosphere. On That note heres 2 songs that convey my feelings on the subject. RJD2 Feat.Copywrite- F.H.H, and Pete Rock Feat.Little Brother-Bring Yall Back

Stocky's avatar

I loved O.P.P growing up and biz markie is a great DJ. His songs we made to be tongue in cheek. @cheeb I still rock out too Bust A Move too

cheebdragon's avatar

biz markie does regular guest appearances on a kids show now, check out Yo Gabba Gabba on NickJR.

eambos's avatar

His career is doing great!~^

Or at least I wish it was. I hate Soldier Boy with a passion. Has everyone seen Ice-T telling him off on youtube? That made me all warm and fuzzy inside.

Yes, I realize I did not write “Soulja.’ I refuse to call something with no talent the name that it wants.

Randy's avatar

Come on guys. Isn’t all of that a matter of opinion? Some people have to like it. I mean, that kids making more money than I probably ever will. That’s gotta be some kind of tallent.

dingus108's avatar

you don’t have to be talented to make money… If that’s totally true, you have to be a really talented psychic to win the lotto.. Last time I checked, I’ve never heard of ms cleo winning the lotto… LOL, today’s hip-hop is so bad… The only reason younger kids are listening to it is because it has almost become a matter of peer pressure. “You’re not cool unless you’re listening to this…” at least this is what I pick up from non-verbal communication…

dragonflyfaith's avatar

Agh I groaned just reading the question. Here lately I’ve been going backwards with music. I recently set my radio to a class rock station and am rediscovering some older artists because I just don’t seem to “get” these new ones.

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DW's avatar

well i really dont like him beacuse his music does not make any sense and hip hop now does not send messages to us teens like tu pac , TLC (hip hop and r&B) saltn pepa. i was born in 1993 and i love the music back then and i still jam to the oldskool no matter what people say

cheebdragon's avatar

Lol…born in 1993…..LOL

it’s nothing personal, it’s just funny to see someone say they were born in 93

Magnus's avatar

Stocky, if you like DefJux, check out Stones Throw.

m_dub's avatar

Soulja Boy Off In This Hoe
Watch me Lean And Watch Me Rock?
Super Man Dat Hoe
Then Watch me Crank Dat Robocop?
Super Fresh, Now Watch Me Jock
Jocking On Them Haterz Man
When I Do Dat Soulja Boy
I Lean To The Left And Crank Dat Dance
(Now You)
I’m Jocking On Yo Bitch Ass
And If We Get The Fightin
Then I’m Cocking On Your Bitch
You Catch Me At Yo Local Party
Yes I Crank It Everyday
Haterz Get Mad Cause
“I Got Me some Bathing Apes”

hunh? yeah… makes no sense… what he did do is establish a bit of a dance thing… although it’s wack too.

I blame it all on the radio.

m_dub's avatar

no worries though… Detroit’s been comin’ through with the real hiphop for the next generation… Black Milk, Elzhi, PPP’s—whaaaat!!!

Real headz know. seen.

munky12345's avatar

The truth is, only time can tell what is good and what is not. songs that continue to be played long after they were released are considered timeless,classic, etc. Soulja Boy is not timeless, Soulja Boy will not even be known by 2010. Hip Hop in general is not timeless or classic, because the entire point of hip hop is to be cool and new. To attempt to be cool automatically places you in a time period, those makes you not timeless. I agree, some underground hip hop is brilliant, and ingenuitive and i encourage you all to listen to it….it’s really more like a poetry in many regards, but it is beautiful and earth-shattering and mind-boggling. Sage Francis, Aesop Rock, Atmosphere are just a few of these types of groups. But with that being said I still believe that there are very few bands that could be considered classic and that will be known for centuries and i would put the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, The Who, The Rolling Stones, Billy Joel, etc. into that group of timeless. And there are two things that these musicians have that modern musicians don’t : 1)Rebellion…the refusal to be like anybody else and 2) being a true artist….and that’s being musically talented. To do more than take old records and loop them together and make something sound neat or take what others have done and disguise it to make it sound like your own, but to understand music, write music, become music. FUCK CLEAR CHANNEL….FUCK YOU FOREVER

LouisianaGirl's avatar

Nah I love Soulja Boy and his new song “Kiss Me Through The Phone”

tasha1994's avatar

I LOVE YOU :) and i hate soldier (because they need to learn how to spell. (’‘soulja’’ -psshhtt!!) boy. they piss me off no end

Palindrome's avatar

@cheebdragon HEY! I was born in 93’ also, & it’s not that funny. Okay maybe just a little. But have you heard 93’ til infinity by Mighty Souls of Mischief? That right there, is some real hip-hop. But I so understand what you are saying @dingus108. & I feel the exact same way. Especially, and I emphasize on this because this is the most ridiculous thing i’ve ever heard, when I saw this video on youtube of souljah boy dissing Nas, saying HE was the one who killed hip-hop…I highly believe souljah boy was on some type of drug or had some type of mental disease while he was saying this because you have to be insane to say something like that. <<thats the link to the video. But to tell you the truth, I don’t blame him & I’m certainly not going to hate on him, because I blame his audience and everyone else that’s so blinded with mainstream hip-hop.

tjmehta's avatar

BUT he make maddddd MONEY though::

Youtube: 5.7million——Soulja Boy makes money from every view and comment on his youtube account.

Record Deal : 3 million upfront. 3 year contract.

Record sales : 800,000+ sales he get about 2–4 dollars and album sold do the math. 3,200,000+ million.


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