You can't fight or slow down the future. Technological advancements are inevitable. But while they usually make life easier, in the case of Hip-Hop many advances have led to instances, movements or trends that, to many, ruined the music and culture.
While for years the protocol was putting in work and paying your dues, thanks to certain advances (cheap home studios, for example) anyone could skip multiple steps in about as long as it takes to download an MP3 and become a rapper or DJ. Why waste time perfecting your craft when a Lil B or Soulja Boy could (deceptively) become overnight sensations, right?
Of course, there are talents who used these tech advances to their advantage. Danger Mouse hooked up Gnarls Barkley's beats on his laptop and Big K.R.I.T. got his start making beats on a Playstation. However, what must be kept in mind is that these are relatively rare instances and, more than likely, you're not as talented as Big K.R.I.T. or Danger Mouse. Just saying.
Without further ad0, here are 10 instances where a technological advancement helped ruin Hip-Hop for all of us. Let us know if we missed any in the comments.
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