If this speaks anything about the future of rap, it's to say: no one knows what's coming.
"Dipshits" screamed New York back, without screaming "New York back!A woman, in a happy-go-lucky tone, sings, "Put in my mouth / My motherfuckin' mouth." Easy to sing along to. In a video that now looks very bizarre, Ginuwine grinds, winds, and thrusts with an open shirt at a rodeo bar full of cowboys..this was your song! Take the opening line of this tune from the kings of Freak-&-B: "Every time I close my eyes / I wake up feelin' so horny." Every time? Your young ears should never have heard more than that.Did your parents stop you from singing, "If you're horny / Let's do it / Ride it, my pony / My saddle's waiting / Come and jump on it"? Say it with me: "I'm Shock G: The one who put the satin on your panties." If you were wearing satin panties in '93, you were ahead of us all, girlfriend!Maybe it's just where the industry's headed, maybe it's just a result of how 2013's calendar worked, but this year rap fans digested their music through song, not album.And the songs came from unexpected places, like Vine and Soundcloud, to speak nothing of Detroit and the Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn.