In this week's Speak On It forum everyone has an opinion about Cam'ron's silent fall from grace, Big Daddy Kane taking on Rakim in a battle of true microphone fiends,and declaring what was more damaging for Hip-Hop; the South or the Internet.
[Editor Note: The views of this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH.com]
Down & Out?
Since his clash with 50 Cent and much publicized break-up with Dipset, New York rapper Cam'ron has been M.I.A. from the game and now forum users are asking if his career is done for good?
Dazt said, "Dipset is damn near dead and no one cares about his [Cam'ron's] career, talk about finishing yourself."
LoWonder18 added, "50 makes another one bite the dust."
Is there still hope for Cam? Speak on it here.
Big Daddy Kane vs. Rakim
Twenty years removed from one of hip-hop's golden years, 1988, the forum pits two of the era's epic icons against one another. Which rapper is better Big Daddy Kane or Rakim?
Sunzoo aka LC said "I rank Ra over Big Daddy Kane but I actually personally like BDK more, he was the Jay-Z of the 80's. You can't go wrong with either one. It's more a matter of preference stylistically, not really which one is better than the other, same situation with Nas/Jay."
THE GERM went with Rakim, "It's a close call, Big Daddy Kane kind of fell off after his 2nd LP while Rakim was a little more consistent that's why I'd give the edge to Rakim. I still do prefer Big Daddy Kane from his first two albums though.
Which rap veteran gets your bid?
Man or Machine?
Ever since Nas declared Hip-Hop dead, fans and critics alike have been trying to find a cause for its demise. Here forum users ask, what is the worst thing to happen to hip-hop, the south or the internet?
Fundz said, "Probably the south. But let's not give 'em all the credit. BET, ringtones, majors, radio stations ALL facilitated their effect."
Macknific blames neither one, "The major contributor to the demise of hip hop has been major labels getting into it [hip-hop] & producing it like pop music."
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