Originally Posted by demonrail666
Anyway, back to reality (as Soul II Soul might say) Eazy E/NWA probably did more to attract silly little suburban white kids with dreams of hangin' in da Ghetto, than any Rap outfit before them. However great and groundbreaking the album Straight Out of Compton certainly was, it definitely helped turn Rap from being a cutting edge art form into what it is now, an extended apology for anti-social behaviour with it's controls set firmly for the heart of the frat pack.
that makes the assumption that rap music was ever some sort of cutting edge art form to begin with. check the albums, it was not really as conscious as people remembered, it was just a bunch of rappers trying to hard to pretend to be conscious because that was the vibe of the 80s. In the 90s, rappers just started to be themselves and stop pretending to be things they were not.