Originally Posted by paulb
Would you expect a metal fan today to say they've never heard a Black Sabbath song? Why would would a Eminem fan today, never have heard Intergalactic? Kids these days I guess.
Hip hop has always been about what's new, what's fresh. Moving on to the latest cool thing, and leaving the old music in the past. It's young cool kid culture. I think there might be a little bit of that in rock and roll also, but it's way more of a factor in hip hop. When you are young and in hip hop, you always want to be up on the latest newest freshest shit. That's where the energy is.