Although I am not saying rock and other genres are not around or still popular it still exists, I listen to everything from rock, to hip hop, jazz etc....but let's take rock I have not really heard a band as good as let's say Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and so on.....At least not in my life time, we won't be able to out do that era I don't think, rock has changed a lot, especially commercial rock or what is being played on the radio. However I can say people I can be proud of are people like Eminem who was not meant to excel, but did against all odds, and he is an amazing lyricist, very versatile, masters different styles and he was different, Rakim, Tupac, etc and right now so many hip hop artists are also becoming very aware in the world, revolutionists, which was also a common thing before our time at one point, but in a different genre, I am not saying Hip Hop is the most successful genre of music, I think it deserves more credit than it gets, but it just seems in the generation I grew up in, hip hop is very well popular, and now it is expanding in so many ways, I think given Yela's age, and he wants to get the young audience, cause those are the only people are gonna be old enough to listen to him 50 years down the road or whatever, that him wanting to be a successful hip hop artist is not a terrible choice for where he is at right now, it is in fact quite smart, given the western culture right now.
@The Gorgeous JR are you wack? Rap mixed with rock doesn't suit Yela at all, nor does it serve a purpose in hip hop, just like hip hop will leave rock alone most of the time, and take the bad rep of it not having instrumental, it does but he is not at that stage in his life, hip hop heads and legends talked highly on Yela's work underground prior to Radioactive, when he spat that raw hard style. Radioactive didn;t blow up cause five or seven tracks were good and the rest was commercial bull shit. When Yela was heard in the underground and then signed to Shady, there were high expectations and Radioactive didn't do it for me, he needs to stick to rapping right now I think at where he is at, he has the label behind him and everything else. Yelawolf is a hard core spitter, he has a place in hip hop right now. Since that is what is hot right now too, the exposure for the next generation is great on it's own. Most these kids these days are not rocking hard core rock bands or rock n roll, that generation belongs to our parents ans shit, I wish I was born during that era, but I was not, though I am not denying good rock bands are still out there are, but over all no....
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