The group that has done the most to advance hip hop is De La Soul.
For being the most innovative from day one, with people constantly
biting their styles, half of whom don't even understand them anyway.
With each new album, De La raises the hip hop game to another level.|
The individual who has damaged hip hop the most is Eazy E. For creating the "gangsta" "reality" type rap that floods the market with wackness today, to completely commercialing rap, Eazy E has been the worst.
Speaking as a UK resident, the one man who has done most to
advance the cause of Hip Hop is Tim Westwood, formerly of Capital
Radio in London but now broadcasting across the country on Radio
1. The only national DJ to represent Hip Hop, he broke acts like
Biggie Smalls, Cypress Hill, Brand Nubian etc while all the others
were selling out to techno and jungle.
The person who has done the most to advance hip hop is probably
Dr. Dre. He is one of the few big names of rap that is willing to
work with names from both coast.
Common Sense has done the most to further advance hip-hop
KRS-One has done the most to further advance hip hop
Ice Cube's done the most to make rap better. He brought it out to the public without sellin out, every rap has a story behind it, mixed comedy and tradegy to practicality, versitile (hard or smooth gangsta or political),....
All the commercial ass rappers that seem to be more and more prevailant nowadays have hurt rap. Rap needs to stay away from Sprite commercials and exploitation movies
This week's Hip Hop Question focuses
on the viability of political based rap
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