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Kid From Kid 'N Play Says Today's Rappers All Sound Alike



Kid recently reflected on Hip Hop legend Whodini's passing from ecstasy, which led him to share his thoughts about the genre's current state. The Kid 'N Play legend has been cemented in Hip Hop history since the 1980s when his duo launched onto the scene. The team eventually toured with fellow legends such as N.W.A. and starred in classic movies like House Party, and soon, the Kid 'N Play wave was everywhere. Kid recalls groups and artists purposefully innovating sounds when the duo was in their prime.

"All the groups had a different sound," said Kid. "Whodini Sounded like Whodini, K.R.S. sounded like K.R.S., and Salt-N-Pepa sounded like Salt-N-Pepa, and Biz Markie's sound was very distinct. Now, they all went together; that's the one thing that I point to in comparing it to Hip Hop today. A lot of the sounds I like, like one, kinda wave... I'm still hearing about monetization if you will."

"Honestly, I just felt more definition between the groups. Kid Referred back to Salt-N-Pepa. Salt-N-Pepa sounded so different," Kid added that many of the artists from his generation were trained in different flows, especially duets and groups who go back and forth similarly to Kid 'N Play and Salt-N-Pepa.

He added a couple more distinctive sounding artists such as Too $hort, M.C. Hammer, and N.W.A. "I just felt like it was a little more defined."

But what do you think? Do you think today’s rappers care about having a distinct sound?