Monday, November 10, 2008

Soul Fixin'

Plies Is The 'Future' According To VIBE
While others have dismissed VIBE as a mere shadow of it's former self I still love the magazine dedicated to urban culture. I took a peek at the cover of the upcoming issue and my side eye reared it's ugly head. I was shocked to discover that VIBE has declared Plies the 'future of rap.' If Piles is the 'future of rap,' T-Pain must be the 'future of rhythm & blues.'  It seems like frequent late night bust it baby action has gotten to VIBE's head. Has Plies released a critically acclaimed debut album? No. Is he at the forefront of a new movement in hip-hop? No. Is he in the process of resurrecting hip-hop? I doubt it. While we all enjoy hearing his commercial, run of the mill music in the club, no one in their right mind would go out and cop a Plies album or consider him to be the 'future of rap.'  What criteria has Plies met to be labeled the 'future of rap'? I'm dying to get my hands on this issue and find out.There was a time when rappers such as Jay-Z, Nas, Scarface, or Common could have easily been described as the 'future of rap.' Plies doesn't fit the mold. VIBE has got some explaining to do.  Am I wrong? Is Plies the 'future of rap.'? Is VIBE becoming a shadow of it's former self? Speak on it.


Anonymous said...

Yes i do think that Plies is the next best rapper.concerning that we got a black man running the white house so if Obama done it i think that Plies can too. So to Plies keep up the good work

LITE said...

LoL @ your theory...The fact that Obama is President-Elect means that Plies can be the future of rap. Are you joking?