Hip Hop music has faced many changes forcibly caused by rap artists who fabricate music that does not relate to the ideal content of real Hip Hop music. The appreciation for real Hip Hop music has greatly decreased among rap fans that only pay attention to the music on the radio. Many Rap artists have contributed to the deflation of real Hip Hop. Lil’ Wayne is one of many rappers who dishonor the Hip Hop sound. Lil’ Wayne desperately exaggerates his title as the “Greatest Rapper Alive” which is certainly an unjust declaration. Lil’ Wayne’s music distorts the real value of Hip Hop and misrepresents the image of the Hip Hop culture.
Over four years, Lil Wayne morphed from a mediocre rapper with a thuggish point of view into a joke who merges sex, drugs and gang violence. Back in the 1980’s, there were 'rappers', for example, Tupac ,Jay-Z, and Nas, that rapped for fun, on the corner as a past time. Rappers weren't looking for get rich quick schemes. They didn't care about ringtone sales or billboard charts. They were just putting out music that spoke the message of the streets. Lil Wayne’s music just portrays non sense and stupidity in his rhymes with no meaning to his music, for example, “I'm at the top of the top but still I climb, and if I should ever fall the ground will then turn to wine...pop...pop". Lil Wayne fails to story tell about life struggles and politics in his rhymes, his lyrics like shown previously shows his love for Hip Hop, not caring what he writes as long as it sells to his fans.
With kiddish rhymes and a poor flow, many in the hip hop community of this generation, for example, teens and other fellow rappers crowned Lil Wayne as “The Greatest Rapper Alive”. A name that should be given to someone that shows he has lyrics that can’t be compared to any other, not Lil Wayne. With rhymes like “it’s going down its going down like there’s a whale in the boat”. And punch lines like “I’m so young but I’m a giant like fee fi fo fum”,...