Are lyrics becoming more important nowadays

I guess is Hip Hop coming back lyrically is what I’m getting at. What do you see happening 5 or so years from now?

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inb4 downvotes

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They’ve always been there, but I guess more people are starting to look for them now.

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“They’ve always been there, but I guess more people are starting to look for them now."
Yes.

If the audience pays more attention to the text, it will be better lyricism

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There’s definitely more lyricism than 5 years ago

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I see rap getting increasingly schizophrenic as a genre, with the lyrical and non-lyrical factions separating even more than they are already. So essentially my answer is yes and no

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It totally depends on the rapper. I mean lately Em has been all about extremely complex lyrics but has forgotten how to make a song catchy and then you see other rappers who can maintain a balance of lyrics and catchiness. It totally depends on who you listen to

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Rap has diversified its bonds, nigga

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RAP GENIUS has influenced hip-hop to refocus on lyrics; Kendrick told us that he had Rap Genius in mind while writing every word of GKMC

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This era has more lyricism than the Ringtone Era (Thank God It’s Over).

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The lyricists started appealing to swag-fags and teenagers who eat up trends due to fashion and/or substance abuse as of recent, its as simple as that.

Like Kendrick Lamar for example, picture if he looked and dressed like Ab-Soul. He wouldn’t be half as financially successful as he is.

Ab-Soul is my favorite out of Black Hippy, as a side note.

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