Originally Posted by yosemitesam
Which basically means that rapping is a mature art form, there are no more advancements to be made in technique, and now people are getting more creative/fun/whatever. Rap after the 90s is like when Picasso came out saying "realistic technique is done, our paintings have gotten as realistic as they're going to get, let's stop focusing on technique so much and explore other aspects of painting where there's still room for growth." Or when people stopped listening to complicated intricate guitar solos in rock music after the 80s. Nobody's going to top Eddie Van Halen or Prince or whoever else, so why bother? Let's explore other areas of rock that are interesting.
I dont agree with your enitre post but you raised some interesting points here that I can kind of get behind.