Young Nigga Pick A Side
In hip-hop the line "Ima an 80's baby" has been shouted on track after track. Artists like Lil Wayne, Big K.R.I.T, and Drake have romanticized being apart of the 80s era. It was the era that truly defined music, as well as the beginning of hip-hop. That was then. Now it's 90s babies turn. And they have very different vision than their older predecessors. The division seems to start with whether you like Kanye West's album 808 & Heartbreaks, or if you thought this is when rap started to become too soft. What is also apparent is that this division is further separating the genre of hip-hop, and putting new school vs. old school. New versus old. Oldest vs youngest. But what about the Middle Child? The ones that are stuck between not being old enough to be considered old school, but also have been around long enough that they are no longer considered new school. This is the very subject that J. Cole has even tackling in his latest releases.