Hip-hop and R&B music are in a completely different place right now than they were compared to 10 years ago. Music these days lacks some of the creativity that we saw from the artists in our past. Artists these days are all starting to sound alike in some way, shape, or form.
It’s not often that someone’s musical opinion is made available to the masses and I would like to share a little bit of my musical taste with you. Lately, I’ve been getting bored with modern music and thought I could recommend an oldie-but-goodie to my fellow John Dapper readers.
Now, this is my opinion, and mine alone. I do listen to, and enjoy, a lot of the artists out right now. But more often than not I find myself digging through the crates just to hear something from my high school days. So, what am I listening to right now? Beanie Sigel.
Beanie Sigel’s first album is entitled, The Truth. I had to go back and cop this album off of amazon.com mainly for the title track. I can remember driving my 87 Honda Accord hatchback and banging that song out of my weak little Pioneer speakers back in the year 2000.
This album definitely had a lot of suburb dudes like myself reciting raps about things we could never even dream of doing–but that didn’t matter. Beanie is one of those rappers who can paint a picture for you and get you on the right track. If you don’t believe me, listen to the song “Die” where he gives you countless scenarios on how we can possibly meet our own demise.
If you find yourself in need of some good hardcore, yet lyrical, hip-hop music, give Beanie Sigel’s The Truth album a spin.