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Old 01-25-2013, 09:27 PM   #31
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Default Re: WTF, how is Wiz Khalifa so popular?

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So it's only considered "art" or "quality" when it's some rapper showcasing a wide vocabulary or talking about the struggle huh?

No. That's not what "art" is. Just because Wiz Khalifa's music isn't exactly the same as a rapper you would consider "talented" doesn't mean that he isn't an artist. Lyrical content is only one facet of music as a whole. You have to listen for more than just that one thing. Different musicians bring different things to the table. Everyone can't focus on deep lyrics and social awareness. If that were the case, there would be even less variety in rap music than there is now.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:45 PM   #32
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I like how in a thread about a musician not one time is it mentioned how he sounds. He is popular because he has a nice voice and a nice flow.



Just FYI guys.. how stuff sounds is important in music.
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:10 PM   #33
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I like how in a thread about a musician not one time is it mentioned how he sounds. He is popular because he has a nice voice and a nice flow.



Just FYI guys.. how stuff sounds is important in music.

I said multiple times that he has good beat selection. Last time I checked that has to do with how music sounds.
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:42 PM   #34
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Default Re: WTF, how is Wiz Khalifa so popular?

he got filthy rich and got lazy but already had built a big enough fanbase where he can live off his early music

if what he's puttin out now was his come up material, he'd be a no one
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:18 PM   #35
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That wasn't really my point. Is Justin Bieber a better example? He got famous because of his youtube videos. Getting popular no longer equates to talent or quality.


Not a Bieber fan, but the unlike most of the industry the dude is talented. You may hate him or his music, but he's a well rounded talent. Maybe not the best at specific things, but still talented nonetheless.
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:42 AM   #36
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Default Re: WTF, how is Wiz Khalifa so popular?

I can't figure how any of these guys like Drake, Lil Wayne, and Wiz get so popular. Have you ever seen these guys perform live? It's borderline embarrassing. Definition of studio rappers.
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:44 AM   #37
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He appeals to the lowest common denominator.
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:45 AM   #38
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Trae is tha Truth, Wiz is Jiz.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8XyRVumsp0
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Old 01-26-2013, 01:10 AM   #39
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Default Re: WTF, how is Wiz Khalifa so popular?

He almost has 10 million followers. He really has blown up. His songs are catchy. I'll give him that. But he does as everyone says just raps about his success and money in onifc.
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Old 01-26-2013, 02:44 AM   #40
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Default Re: WTF, how is Wiz Khalifa so popular?

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he got filthy rich and got lazy but already had built a big enough fanbase where he can live off his early music

if what he's puttin out now was his come up material, he'd be a no one

This is definitely the case. His earlier stuff sounds a lot less dumb than what i'm hearing today.
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