Talk:East Coast hip hop

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there should probably be something in here about the technical differences between East/West Coast rap. like beats, lyrics, flow, etc. etc. Trey-Z 00:01, 5 October 2005 (UTC)

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instrumental[edit]

in my humble opinion, the word "instrumental" should be substituted with something else. I just think it looks a bit funny when it is used in an article about music. Gwissi 22:34, 28 June 2006 (UTC)

List[edit]

A list of well known East Coast rappers should be added. (same with the west coast) --Plankton5005 06:39, 16 January 2007 (UTC)

k, just none of you forget 2pac is a west coast rapper. it seems every time i go to the east coast they want to claim him. he repped the west coast his whole career.

Golden Age and Old School[edit]

There needs to be more of a general understanding of where one began and the other ended. It was to my knowledge that the Golden Age began in 1988. Most people say this. And this article could easily be disputed for the simple fact that it does not cite its references; thus, it's authenticity can be challenged. If no one debates this within two days then I will take it upon myself to change it.--Mphifer254 15:13, 18 April 2007 (UTC)

i think it needs to talk about where east coast hip hop is past 1990's —Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.242.7.96 (talk) 21:43, 27 December 2010 (UTC)

Just so you know...[edit]

There's a boatload of POV in the "Today" section of the article, if anyone's up for fixing it.

-- Mik 23:12, 13 September 2007 (UTC)

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Why was this article trimmed down?[edit]

I think that a section covering the 2000's would also help. Big L, Cam'ron, Masta Ace... the tradition continued. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Cashtastrophy (talkcontribs) 08:15, 2 December 2010 (UTC)

Other Artists[edit]

This article mainly emphasizes Nas as a part of the East coast revival. What about the Wu-Tang Clan? The Notorious B.I.G? Mobb Deep? The list goes on.. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 147.222.131.37 (talk) 04:49, 11 February 2010 (UTC) There used to be a lot of good info on here. What was the reasoning for getting rid of it all? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.160.170.174 (talk) 01:49, 19 March 2009 (UTC)


Most of it was unreferenced. Dan56 (talk) 01:58, 19 March 2009 (UTC)

So put "Citation needed." You don't have to delete good information. It doesn't take a genius to realize Nas wasn't the only rapper significant in the revitalization of East Coast.--Kickflipthecat (talk) 01:14, 3 August 2009 (UTC)

The article says Biggie's commercial success paved the way for Wu-tang, that's just flat out wrong. Enter the 36 Chambers was released a year before Biggie came out with anything.

It's cited with a reliable source. I suppose the sources/writers did not consider Enter the Wu-Tang a commercial success; it was a relatively low commercial success upon its release, by the standards of subsequent Wu-Tang albums (Wu-Tang_Clan_discography) and the group members' first round of solo albums. Dan56 (talk) 22:03, 29 May 2011 (UTC)

It's sourced by a review from All Music, great source. That statement is ridiculous as is most of this review. I don't understand why so much of this article was butchered and replaced by a biggie jerk off fest. Enter the Wu-Tang reached number 8 on the billboard, I'd say that's pretty damn successful for an unknown group. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 190.138.37.215 (talk) 00:17, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

Number 41 on the Pop charts (Enter_the_Wu-Tang_(36_Chambers)#Chart_history); R&B top-10 albums are not commercial breakthroughs. Better source than no source. Dan56 (talk) 00:33, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

Hip Hop outside of New York[edit]

Although NYC was the epicenter of the movement their are quite a few historically significant artists that should be represented in this article. Schoolly D is one of the founders of gangster rap and gets no mention. Likewise Gang Starr definitely deserves a mention as well. Philly, Boston, and to a lesser extent Baltimore have had their fair share of important artists to east coast hip hop yet those scenes are entirely ignored here. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 186.108.197.82 (talk) 01:38, 4 June 2011 (UTC)