this for instance is already out of date. Young Thug? Travi$ Scott? Playboy Carty It's finished. He's behind the rap commentariat on this. People are going back to the rappedy-rap he was dissing.
It wasn’t Auto-Tune that killed rap, it was the annihilating abstraction — the outright rejection — of the spoken word, what once had been the pulsating heart of hip-hop. It had been the one thread that’d run through every era, every twist and turn from Sugarhill Gang to 2 Live Krew to Rakim through to Wu-Tang, Lil Wayne, Gucci Mane, Waka Flocka Flame… that’s what’s been superseded. That’s the fallen phoenix from which this new unnamed music’s arisen.