Why does modern rap lack a single icon, someone so big that you can just namedrop them and near 100% of the population will know the name? The 80's had MC Hammer, Run D.M.C, Rakim, Big Daddy Kane while the 90's had 2Pac, Biggie, Dr Dre, Ice Cube and the 2000's had Kanye, Eminem, Lil Wayne but what does modern rap have? Kenny Lamlams? Drake? A thousand Lil something something?
Why does modern rap lack a single icon, someone so big that you can just namedrop them and near 100% of the population will know the name?
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They keep dying.
You answered your own question. Drake.
Drake isn't iconic and won't be remembered in 10 years
It’s already been over a decade and everyone knows who he is, you are moving goal posts.
xxxtencation, juice wrld, and (maybe) lil uzi vert
who, who, and literally who?
>why does the modern rap lack icons?
>lists their most famous rappers that the whole new generation knows and they're iconic
lmao the problem is not that modern rap has any famous rappers but that you keep sucking the old generation balls
To be fair to that anon, he’s looking for an artist virtually EVERYONE knows, not just music fans.
you think there are people who don't know who xxxtentacion and lil uzi vert are?
If you asked a random 50 year old lady at the grocery store who those people were she would look at you like you are retarded.
yeah because you don't talk to random grannies at the grocery store about rappers
Streaming numbers literally don't count
>Streaming numbers literally don't count
Drake so clearly is an icon lol way more than hammer or rakim even
Can't Touch This is bigger than all of Drake's songs combined lol
This is blatantly not true.
Complete retard take. MC Hammer made rap crossover to white middle America, Can't touch this had a bigger lasting impact on the rap industry than all of Drake's music combined.
>this gay meme from the 80’s is bigger
>empirically shown it is not bigger
>nooooo you don’t get it I meant like ~vibe wise~ haha
that one song that MC Hammer did isn't even rap.. you could say The Weeknd makes rap and in that case he's a bigger artist of this generation than all your iconic 90s rappers. Ask people if they know one song of Rakim, or even Tupac, of course they heard of him but they don't know shit about his music. Is that what you take for "iconic"? Who the fuck listen to Ice Cube?
>or even Tupac
lol California Love and Chages get played on non-rap stations
>Can't touch this
>772,344,597 views Feb 25, 2009
>1,914,196,295 views Oct 27, 2015
After excluding play counts generated by Chinese bots it's really probably about half that much.
only white girls listen to drake.
Isnt it Tyler?
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Drake, j cole, kendrick lamar, travis scott