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  • Patrick Cc:
    Patrick Cc:   Жыл бұрын +612

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    • Ned Ludd
      Ned Ludd 18 сағат бұрын +1

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      mijnnaammetbanaan Ай бұрын

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    • sleepo
      sleepo 2 ай бұрын

      bro named it comfort

    • Rumela Sium
      Rumela Sium 4 ай бұрын

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    • ELC
      ELC 4 ай бұрын

      Thanks for changing my mind.

  • tuv
    tuv  Жыл бұрын +1081

    bro patrick you make some of the best videos on the platform. been watching you for a year now but never commented lmao. keep it up fr, you give me motivation for my documentaries and music! ❤️🍒

    • Purple Pikmin
      Purple Pikmin 18 күн бұрын

      tuv love ur vids brooo

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      possekidmajin  Жыл бұрын


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      MOUX.  Жыл бұрын

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  • SoCloseToToast
    SoCloseToToast  Жыл бұрын +182

    As a DJ and just an audiophile I use Soundcloud almost every day to find music. I agree much of the scene isn't there for "rap" anymore. I use it for a lot of underground electronic music from multiple genres, mixes and mashups that you would not be able to get anywhere else.
    I also think the mismanagement of Soundcloud is what really led to a lot of people jumping ship at some point in 2019. Whenever they almost shut down the website because they weren't profitable. Nowadays I think they have a way better system for ads and music access. It also is linked in the application of Serato so you can get music on the go with internet which can be very very useful.
    Amazing video and summarization with all the boxes checked. When I thought you wouldn't mention something you hit the nail on the head. Well done!

    • dank dank
      dank dank Ай бұрын

      I listen to a lot of underground phonk on SoundCloud shit that might have 100 views maybe couple thousand

    • pulse
      pulse Ай бұрын

      Phonk scene is killing it on Soundcloud ever since Drift started blowing up

    • Negative
      Negative Ай бұрын

      SoundCloud has always been poppin for electronic shit. Even signed producers and djs will still upload whatever bootleg remixes they make onto SC if they can't get an official release on Spotify or whatever.

    • Ka'Juan Wright
      Ka'Juan Wright  Жыл бұрын +3

      Yea man growing up this app always seemed more for EDM shit SoundCloud got me into it in 2011 it’s crazy how times changed but the electronic scene it still going on here I still find it crazy how I probably could’ve ran with it though I used to dj and was learning to make dubstep through the times of me breaking my computer from me being a pirate I just stopped cause I was young and broke couldn’t afford another computer or the software so I just reposted music I loved on SoundCloud at an early age I gained a decent following by just reposting music and occasionally making mashup and recorded mixes when djing in my room but I just stopped seeing how the app has progressed makes me wonder to this day how it could’ve been if I kept going

  • Steven James
    Steven James  Жыл бұрын +669

    Yeah- X, Juice, and Peep the faces of generation z's adolescence will remain forever young. While we grow old and lose our youth they will remain youthful evermore. Stuck in an eternity of angst and raw energy. May they rest in peace.

    • Garden GUSTER
      Garden GUSTER Ай бұрын

      @Leon Reborn you could say the same about nirvana, but they remained a classic historically significant musical group that many people took influence from. Everyone knows Elvis, the Beatles, queen, nirvana, 2pac and biggie even though they are significantly older and from past generations. Not "mainstream" but historically significant and known.

    • Windows XP
      Windows XP Ай бұрын

      X & juice would be 25 nowadays while peep would be 27 it’s truly sad they didn’t make it past 20-21

    • Jahhgotti Gzz
      Jahhgotti Gzz Ай бұрын

      Juice world and Pop smoke aswell

    • Kishka
      Kishka 2 ай бұрын +1

      soon i'll be older than X was when he passed away. thats crazy...

    • LorD sesshomaru
      LorD sesshomaru 2 ай бұрын

      @LORD RYAN98 ur wrong tho bc like nirvana people be wearing peep,x,juice wrld shirts without knowing who they are Lmao 🤣 I seen it multiple times in public like they will be remembered way more then u

  • Hydrate
    Hydrate 3 ай бұрын +188

    I've literally sat here for almost 2 or so hours just reading everyone's comments and it's so heart warming to see people talk about this era again and what the music and artists mean to them the impacts are definitely amazing, I love you all ❤️

    • poser
      poser 13 күн бұрын

      bruh you good off them blunts lmao

    • BuryMeInJhenny
      BuryMeInJhenny 3 ай бұрын +1

      Real shit

  • Chandler Kelley
    Chandler Kelley 10 ай бұрын +189

    Being in college during the sound cloud era was just perfect timing… I still listen to my playlists every now and then just to revisit some memories 😢

    • Oak Kua
      Oak Kua Ай бұрын

      I remade a SoundCloud account so I lost my 2016-2018 playlists holy do I wish I could see them again

    • Kiolan29
      Kiolan29 3 ай бұрын +1

      I found my old phone I had playlists with thousands of songs on them mostly songs from people who are dead rip

    • Kevin Alvarado
      Kevin Alvarado 8 ай бұрын +3

      Same here lol 😂

  • Pat B
    Pat B 11 ай бұрын +341

    Like Jay Z said, when they killed X “the streets is done”. Soundclap rap ended there. Juice was apart of the wave but X was really damn near a founding father, everybody went to listen to X at one point on soundcloud.

    • TLJet
      TLJet 2 ай бұрын +4

      @styl1st ummm what calling bones a poser is pretty disrespectful for the greatest rapper of all time in terms of music quality, no one will ever beat what he put out 2014-2017 ur ass trippin

    • X4V13R WULF
      X4V13R WULF 4 ай бұрын +1

      Came out 2014-15 tho

    • Rose 🧸🍼
      Rose 🧸🍼 6 ай бұрын +1

      @styl1st well thats your opinion

  • Hansy Pants
    Hansy Pants  Жыл бұрын +4564

    There's a 15 year cycle. An artist or style gets big. The gatekeepers and old heads hate on it. The generation who grew up on it grows up. That generation becomes the new gatekeepers, taste makers, and artists. That artist who was previously "poser music" 15 years earlier is now viewed as legendary in that scene due to nostalgia and what's popular in the scene currently being heavily influenced by it. Then that generation grows up to be grumpy old gatekeepers only to say things like "kids these days" and "back in my day we had real *blank*"

    • Yung Sketch
      Yung Sketch 7 күн бұрын

      As someone who studies music, this is 100% correct, although, it is closer to a 20 year cycle, really good analogy!

    • Jfromstate
      Jfromstate 12 күн бұрын

      You must have a wild imagination when you get by yourself

    • TinyMeatGaang
      TinyMeatGaang 17 күн бұрын

      I understand what your saying. But with each generation, the time frame gets a lot shorter. It WAS 15. Then 10. Then 5. Now I feel since 2007 it’s been every 3 years.

    • Thrash David Thrash
      Thrash David Thrash 22 күн бұрын

      Ive had deeper thoughts watching oprah.

  • Guy Who Can’t Watch Videos
    Guy Who Can’t Watch Videos  Жыл бұрын +351

    I will never forget how SoundCloud music made me feel. I will never forget the utter excitement I felt just looking through all these artists who had a passion for music

    • Judah Imoudu
      Judah Imoudu 4 ай бұрын

      @Akinah yeah, it's just annoying how lazy they all are, it's nice for clubing cause of the beat but the music itself is souless

    • Akinah
      Akinah 4 ай бұрын +1

      I absolutely hated it. Every kid in school of 2016 was sending me they're damn link 🤦🏾‍♀️

    • Will Jackson
      Will Jackson 4 ай бұрын +2

      @Gdhdbc ok boomer

    • based god
      based god 5 ай бұрын +8

      @Gdhdbc old head

  • Ryan Schultz
    Ryan Schultz 8 ай бұрын +5

    What's so unfortunate about the untimely death of XXXTENTACION. Is he stood out as the only "SoundCloud rapper" who had real talent! Not beholden to 1 particular genre. Just a very talented, but flawed individual. Sharing his emotions through his music. Really believe he would've had a lasting career in the music industry. RIP

  • netscape navigator
    netscape navigator 11 ай бұрын +144

    This reminds me of the grunge era from the 90s. Of course, the music and cultural impact is way different, but a lot of the big names in both movements died because of premature causes due to drug use, mental illness, s*icide, and risky lifestyles. history repeats itself.

    • Blobwierdo
      Blobwierdo 6 ай бұрын +2

      Was literally thinking this !!

    • Islandboi Lj
      Islandboi Lj 7 ай бұрын +2

      @Uncle fr

    • Uncle
      Uncle 7 ай бұрын +19

      I love your compassion between both Genre’s as they both merged from the underground to the Main Stream. both being sub genre’s using the same elements as their founding genre(Hip Hop & Other Genre’s = SoundCloud Rap/ Rock & Punk = Grunge) yet adding their own twist to the genre thus creating something different due to different inspiration sources and Exploring/Being Super Creative within their Limitations of Equipment. I honestly believe there’s a new wave of something waiting in the shadows. Something always pops up, we’re in generation of social media exposure . There’s plenty of music, inspiration and Creativity left in the Music world waiting to be heard. Right now everything is just moving too fast.

  • butter peanut
    butter peanut Ай бұрын +5

    X made such an impact on my life that even watching this video now with like 30 seconds of talking about him I still cry. I hope one day I can come across an arist whos music moves me the same way his did.

  • R1PTIDE 808
    R1PTIDE 808 Ай бұрын +7

    Being a highschooler while the SoundCloud rap era was poppin was truly something to behold. An amazing time to be alive. Uzi, 21, yacht, trippie, juice, x, ski, and all the meme rappers, etc. i can’t describe it. Best years of my life

    • RJ [Hamilton Ontario Canada Rapper]
      RJ [Hamilton Ontario Canada Rapper] Ай бұрын

      I was starting highschool in 2015 when SoundCloud was really big

    • Windows XP
      Windows XP Ай бұрын

      Truly a time to be a teenager I was 14-15 around that time it was the best time to be alive truly

    CUFBOYS  Жыл бұрын +3710

    we're in Spotify rap now. great vid Patrick.

    • STRIPsACK79
      STRIPsACK79 5 ай бұрын

      @ak well you have to pay for Spotify to even hear the artist SoundCloud was made for the free to listen and that’s why millions were blowing up I’d say we in a TikTok rapper blow up rn but SoundCloud isn’t dead it’s just not what it was back then

    • Jaiden Rivera
      Jaiden Rivera 6 ай бұрын +1

      Wtf is Spotify rap that don’t even make sense😂

    • Toxicsmurf
      Toxicsmurf 6 ай бұрын +1

      @LoahKi LynKd ({87 please put yourself in time-out

    • LoahKi LynKd ({87
      LoahKi LynKd ({87 6 ай бұрын

      My favorite musical genre is RapCaviar fella.

    • Damaine
      Damaine 6 ай бұрын

      @Louis Greenwood TikTok rap era was 2019-2021….definitely in the Spotify rap era rn, niggas like yeat doing unbelievable numbers on there… almost seems like 🧢

  • LeLe Farley
    LeLe Farley  Жыл бұрын +375

    As someone that loves boom bap and has always had a prejudice against “mumble rap,” you really helped me appreciate their art form

    • Badrott80
      Badrott80 Ай бұрын

      @SirClassen I agree, mumble rap was a cancer on the genre that needed killed off

    • SirClassen
      SirClassen 2 ай бұрын +1

      @John Galt I'm 15 currently and I dislike it, but love boom bap. There's just no substance, yes, there's a vibe from the beat, but anyone in a top studio can mumble and make bangers. Rappers like X and Juice had substance, Jay Z has substance, Eminem has substance, Wu Tang had substance, the new generation like Coast Contra, has substance. Mumble rap just raped your ears, that's all.

    • Caleb Gadison
      Caleb Gadison 8 ай бұрын +1

      SoundCloud rap is mumble rap and sounds like total shit, deal with it.

    • Stephen A. Smith
      Stephen A. Smith 9 ай бұрын +4

      @John Galt Thats how it always is. The old heads hate what the young people are listening to. Your dad hating what we now call classics seems ridiculous now. But when we’re revering projects like Die Lit, GBGR, Come Over When You’re Sober, and 17 as classics, we’re gonna be the ones hating whatever the young are listening to. It’s just an eternal cycle. People hated rock n roll back in the day, now bands like the Beatles, Stones, Elvis, and Hendrix are untouchable. It’s just what happens the young will love the new and the old will hate it. It has no basis on the actual quality of the music

    • Kevin Saviro
      Kevin Saviro 9 ай бұрын +6

      @John Galt im still in my early 20s and was around 16/17 when mumble rap was really popping and i can tell ya I hate mumble rap. Its possibly the worst music style I’ve ever heard. But thats just my opinion.

  • jayvetv
    jayvetv 11 ай бұрын +133

    the cycle has repeated itself many times before, this was just an era that didn’t last very long. it kinda reminds me to the biggie and tupac era which didn’t last very long but their music is still pretty relevant until this day. i guess certain eras only last until someone dies which is very sad.

    • rjmthe2nd
      rjmthe2nd 9 ай бұрын +2

      SoundCloud era is just the newer version of the Snap/ ringtone rap era, nothing special just a product of it's time

    • Kevin Saviro
      Kevin Saviro 9 ай бұрын +5

      Music is always fast with styles. People wanna hear something new or else it becomes too repetitive. Its always been like that. Most music genres are only popular for around 3-4 years before a new style takes over. Thats why early 80s music sounds so different from late 80s music for example.

    • jayvetv
      jayvetv 10 ай бұрын +5

      @Derrick Clark you’re right man! no matter how long an era lasts, they always end up contributing and inspiring the next one! history always repeats itself and not only in music.

    • yusifudo46
      yusifudo46 11 ай бұрын +6

      Toxic competition creates a failing label. Look at Smokepurp recently.

  • Agent Beamstar
    Agent Beamstar Ай бұрын +3

    RIP Juice and X. They both made music so unique and goated

  • Brittany Moon
    Brittany Moon  Жыл бұрын +29

    Absolutely killed this video, this was my end of high school & beginning of college times so hearing this all tied together made it so nostalgic to watch. Love your attention to detail and ability to keep it simple enough to get the idea of it all. Thx Patrick 🙏🏽✨

  • Masx
    Masx 10 ай бұрын +37

    This is a sad message for me to hear, but you’re right. All my inspirations are dead. So many of us want to carry the torch but we just can’t. Legends. TikTok/Spotify, mainstream has won.

  • Playmak3r
    Playmak3r  Жыл бұрын +3031

    The whole SoundCloud era of 2014-2018 was vital for how the direction of the hip-hop scene was going to go, especially the present day. So many influential artists came up during that time & the underground scene rn can be an example of how that whole generation changed the game as we know it

    • Kiolan29
      Kiolan29 3 ай бұрын

      @Batman I'm confused you say your glad it's gone then say rest in peace???? Some of the best rappers in time came from this era

    • Batman
      Batman 3 ай бұрын

      So glad that era of rap is dead and gone. Mumble rap was trash and was a fad created by kids who had no talent but wanted to get big in anyway possible. Rip in peace.

    • Kiolan29
      Kiolan29 3 ай бұрын

      2014 - 2019*

    • Crazyhead432
      Crazyhead432 3 ай бұрын

      Yeah it’s so great. Everyone is a clout chase now and beef on immature petty HS drama…awesome!

  • Olivia Smietana
    Olivia Smietana  Жыл бұрын +24

    This happened in my late teen years and it was such a potent moment in musical history that feels like was just ripped away and never talked about anymore it’s such a different culture now

  • Erick Arenas
    Erick Arenas  Жыл бұрын +21

    Man I wish this video was hours long. So much rich music history can be found within the “SoundCloud” era. Can’t wait to look back in 10-20 years and remember the greatness we got to experience.

  • j_escoo
    j_escoo 9 ай бұрын +30

    These guys are my mid-late teens it’s truly a goated era I’ll never forget (2016-19).. shoutout Uzi, Carti, X🕊, Trippie, Juice🕊 etc

  • J0shua
    J0shua  Жыл бұрын +39

    i don’t think there will ever be another generation like this one. it was genuine and real not just for profit. i’m happy i was a kid when this was going on

    • Arctic Owl
      Arctic Owl 10 күн бұрын

      Genuine and real ? LOL

    • Dewane Welch
      Dewane Welch 2 ай бұрын +5

      There have been many generations of music like this before this and more will come after.

    • Project X
      Project X 4 ай бұрын


    • Victor Unger
      Victor Unger 6 ай бұрын +3

      Here’s a gold star kiddo

  • Successful Men
    Successful Men 9 ай бұрын +11

    The last era was just so different and versatile. Music was just different because every rapper was dropping heat from the smallest to the most mainstream. Everywhere you turned you just got hits. But like you said it got harder and harder to find diamonds in the rough.

  • FErgersonn THE GREAT
    FErgersonn THE GREAT  Жыл бұрын +1429

    To be fair. Even before Juice Wrld died, rap was changing a lot in 2019 compared to 2017. Though the era would have lasted much longer had X didn't die. That created a void for the sub-genre.

    • Shunguloy
      Shunguloy Ай бұрын

      @TARXAN 766 1????

    • Xoilen
      Xoilen Ай бұрын +1

      @TARXAN 766h juice wrld had a lot more than 1 hit. Also a song blowing up and becoming a hit doesn’t determine it’s quality. With many artists some of their best work never becomes super popular because that’s just the way it goes, Gucci Gang is a “hit” is it a good song? Fuck no, it’s just catchy and the kids loved it when it dropped, I know for a fact there’s some songs you listen to that you know deserve more recognition

    • Xoilen
      Xoilen Ай бұрын +1

      @Jaded Gear Reviewswhat do you consider rap? Because I’d say the majority of people define it as rhyming words in a rythm. In which case they were rapping.

    • Masku - Senpai
      Masku - Senpai 3 ай бұрын +1

      @TARXAN 766 If they were alive they coulda became way bigger then they were, I never said they were goats I’m just saying they’re not one hit wonders don’t forget X had Look at me, Jocelyn Flores and SAD

  • Tom Beebe
    Tom Beebe  Жыл бұрын +17

    2015-17 felt so experimental and on the verge of something new. Following SoundCloud rappers and producers back then felt like you were part of this secret society

  • Rei
    Rei  Жыл бұрын +12

    This shit hit close to home. Knowing that soundcloud is essentially dead now with no sense of community. I remember the beginning of that 2018 summer when x died. I remember cleaning my room and all my friends messaging in the group chat in a panic that he had been shot and everyone was waiting for more info on his status. I remember the next day going to summer school all my homies showing up in x hoodies as a farwell and homage to him. I remember slappin x all that summer insanely loud w my friends packed into my car. Late nights and memories made with soundcloud being the main source of music for us. Its so strange seeing younger kids and teens not having this sense of community and connection w friends and music like this anymore. Now the wave is “alternative” and “indie” but now that all sounds the same too (w the exception of hyperpop) Everyone is a mac demarco copycat or trying to be like The Marias. Music has lost its sense of uniqueness lately and its honestly really sad for me to see.

  • Erick Santana
    Erick Santana 10 ай бұрын +6

    Thanks for the video Patrick, you really made me nostalgic and reminisce. RIP to all the fallen legends from the golden era of SoundCloud and may all the SoundCloud rapper’s talents live on and keep impacting HipHop!

  • カービィKirby
    カービィKirby  Жыл бұрын +65

    Lil peep is the reason why I like Soundcloud. He had so many good songs that it would take me hours to write all of them down but Gym Class, Ghost Boy, five degrees, the way i see things, the last thing I wanna do, walk away as the door slams, and absolute in doubt are some of them

    • Patrick Star
      Patrick Star 10 ай бұрын +5

      he would be so fucking big

    • Takrov Clips
      Takrov Clips  Жыл бұрын +3

      Every peep fan got a list because we're scared his best songs that are unreleased will just be removed from the internet one day.

  • Cross Blocker
    Cross Blocker 9 ай бұрын +6

    It’s so crazy you made this because no shit a year ago I was telling my friends for weeks about “the day the music died” when juice was the last to go. Thank you for making this!

  • Cougar macdowall Va
    Cougar macdowall Va  Жыл бұрын +63

    Dude loving that your having a second blow up with the new content form man! Also def snagging some comfort gear!

  • Luke Campbell
    Luke Campbell  Жыл бұрын +28

    This overview was dope. I was in middle/highschool during this era graduated hs in 2017 shit was just different you had to be there. SoundCloud rap made me fall in love with new hip hop as before then I only listened to 90s rap (not a fan of 2000s gangster rap👎) I'm 23 now, seeing the landscape now is bittersweet. happy for the ones who survived figuratively and literally and sad for all the guys I loved that died or fell off. Long story short this era will always be close to me 💯🤟❤️

    • Luke Campbell
      Luke Campbell  Жыл бұрын +3

      Ps. I'm not fw this current era or rap bc like the 2000s, we're back to basic ass monotone gangster rap with basic beats that's more about looking hard then making good music we all don't wanna be gangsters looking for opps idk why it's cool for men to be so obsessed with other men. And tho I don't do heavy drugs like some might say sc rap glorified at least I could have fun enjoying different flows and melodies and beats and production. So I'll be fw rnb until the next rap wave I like comes along

  • Hydrate
    Hydrate 3 ай бұрын +39

    2014-2019 I was in my teens going through really hard times battling with depression and SHWB, X and Ski, $B and others really helped through it but looking back now that I'm healthy and have grown I think maybe it had my stuck on the internet alot more because of the culture and community being so addicting and dope and made you feel like you was in a group only few knew about making you feel more secluded I guess but regardless I still listen to alot of the music and is still such nostalgia to these great memories of all of these legends they really left an imprint on my life even if im better now I will always miss this era even though some of them still drop some bangers especially the OGs

  • SatireJD
    SatireJD 2 ай бұрын +1

    I had no idea the Soundcloud Rappers were so positive. I had only ever heard the lyrics, so its nice to know they’re so positive and spread love. Their music was never for me but i respect the hell out of love and positivity 😊

  • kjell kriminell
    kjell kriminell  Жыл бұрын +18

    This video is so good, i really miss this era. $B and Bones truly dont get the attention they deserve for shaping the sound. Bones released Dirt in 2013 and $B started making crazy unique sounds in 2014. Considering X blew up in 2016 which was where "Soundcloud rap" really became a subgenre of its own Bones and $B were way early, also Yung Lean making cloud rap in 2012.

    ABSIN 26 күн бұрын

    What’s crazy is I hated the SoundCloud era during its peak. I had the old head, lyrical spiritual miracle mindset. But I slowly fell deeply in love with the energy created and I wish more than anything that we could experience it again

  • Inside the Crime
    Inside the Crime  Жыл бұрын +1159

    SoundCloud rap may be dead now, but the legacy of SoundCloud isn't going to go away. Btw banger video so far, great work as always.

    • Project X
      Project X 4 ай бұрын


    • Victor Unger
      Victor Unger 6 ай бұрын

      @Of Aestival I literally made a comment about this same thing. These kids are annoying. I’m in college but an older student and I have to listen to freshman talk about how their junior year was so long ago, and how Covid ruined it…. I graduated 10 years ago, so listening to them reminisce about what was yesterday to me is cringey. These kids are gonna find another rapper to hero worship on SoundCloud and then claim they saved it.

    • Of Aestival
      Of Aestival  Жыл бұрын +2

      SoundCloud isn’t dead. It’s just dead to people stuck 5 years ago who don’t keep up

    • Teka$hi1738
      Teka$hi1738  Жыл бұрын

      I mean, we got rappers such as 458KEEZ, Famouskidbrick, Kid Buu, Xeno Carr and others.

    • styl1st
      styl1st  Жыл бұрын +3

      @Fhezi sofaygo too but he’s signed now

  • Anthony Oliva
    Anthony Oliva  Жыл бұрын +4

    Juice and nick mira were ying and yang. nick's beats and juice's voice were just perfect for eachother.

  • Ethan
    Ethan 5 ай бұрын

    I’ll never be able to comprehend that we lost 3 great artists in a span of 3 years as there were peaking or recently blew up from very different causes it actually makes me so sad thinking about rip too all the rappers that were taken way too soon ❤️

  • Mememe
    Mememe 10 ай бұрын +1

    Watching this was nostalgic, I remember this era of music. The vibration was on another level...so sad to see a whole generation of new music gone 😪 sigh we'll never get another year of music like 2015/2016

  • Lucid Mind96
    Lucid Mind96 6 ай бұрын +3

    A lot of people forget that Lucid Dreams was projected to go #1 on Billboard but X’s passing and Sad took the spot instead

  • Alex Benecki
    Alex Benecki 6 ай бұрын +1

    thanks for making this video! made me feel mad nostalgic, what’s crazy is all the memories it brought back, i remember where i was when i found out Peep and X died, and when i first heard goodbye and good riddance a couple months later, i remember being 16/ 17 smoking w my friends listening to that shit, n then being 18 and seeing trippie redd live. crazy how that era is over now, and i didn’t even realise when it ended.

  • levitations
    levitations  Жыл бұрын +1003

    these vids make me realize how insanely fast the years are going by. Rip to all those legends. We lost too many in the last 5 years.

    • Project X
      Project X 4 ай бұрын

      @a1 :D same and I’m about to be 20 in a few months

    • fuck yougoogle
      fuck yougoogle 11 ай бұрын

      Nothing has damaged the collective image of the young black male like rap music. Let's go back to the beginning. The first time the music industry sold obesity right along with branded hats in the guise of young black popular music. The Fat Boys, 1982-3. That's how long rap music has been a fucked up negative feedback loop and an image problem generator for the young black man.

  • LVSkinny
    LVSkinny  Жыл бұрын +417

    None of these new artists creating a wave like X and them did. Its crazy to look back at all the performances. X use to have some chaotic ass shit goin on 😂 Seem like nobody that has came out recently captured the same amount of raw energy from the fans how it was back in 2016-2018

    • Project X
      Project X 4 ай бұрын

      It’s about to be 2023 and they still haven’t done it yet

    • 😈S4T4N'S CH1LD😈 {Kichi}
      😈S4T4N'S CH1LD😈 {Kichi} 4 ай бұрын

      @Zhenyu Cai yeah it'll start picking up again

      EXOSTARSHIP 8 ай бұрын +2

      @Topaz yep all of those artists are referred to as “TikTok rappers” the same way SoundCloud rappers were being made fun of the cycle is about to continue

    • Zeldris 999
      Zeldris 999 9 ай бұрын

      i smell bias

    • Zeldris 999
      Zeldris 999 9 ай бұрын

      you mean 2019? to

  • Jerryd Jones
    Jerryd Jones Ай бұрын

    I’m having such nostalgia watching this. It’s crazy I remember the days I sat back & knew the world was changing. Musically… this was such a interesting time. Rap music, but rock influenced. Even the drugs being used… it’s crazy we seen such music history

  • Miss Jayye
    Miss Jayye 3 ай бұрын +9

    I miss this era it was such a VIBE I was in college during this time

  • Offull
    Offull  Жыл бұрын +4

    I was never into soundcloud rap and was a person that would make fun of it all the time. But listening to no jumper and kinda neat and hearing the good side of it really made me switch my stance on it. Also the musical and visual aesthetic that soundcloud rappers created was always awesome.

  • lil baby tears
    lil baby tears 2 ай бұрын

    You really summarized this era/community so well especially with the time line of the OG soundcloud rappers into the newer ones. I love this video.

  • Zaqariah Lowell
    Zaqariah Lowell  Жыл бұрын +378

    The SoundCloud era felt so intimate. Like a jem that was hidden to the rest of the world

    • Phah Kiu
      Phah Kiu  Жыл бұрын +6

      @rj even if you can hear what they're saying, it probably doesn't make much sense anyways. Lyricism/wordplay/the ability to tell a story is what I consider to be good rap.

    • rj
      rj  Жыл бұрын +2

      @Phah Kiu SoundCloud rap =/= mumble rap

    • Tyler Evans
      Tyler Evans  Жыл бұрын

      @andy Beatty

  • Ju Jo
    Ju Jo  Жыл бұрын +6

    The sound cloud era came as i was goin thru middle school and as a young kid trying to find his music taste and finding all of these new up beat hype rappers like Lil Uzi i was rushed with this whole wave of new music and being able to get something new to listen to every week from so many artists was crazy and thru my last few years of high school I noticed how the music scene was alot more quiet and now that I graduated i kinda see a new wave coming up and it was a refresher to her something new like Yeats music

  • HudahMan813
    HudahMan813 11 ай бұрын +1

    I watched this whole era from start to finish in detail and I will say this video is an exact reflection of how it all unfolded. Good work boss.

  • Happy Mohamed
    Happy Mohamed 3 ай бұрын +41

    so fuckin sad it took the death of X and Juice to save hip-hop.. their message will live on forever like Pac and Big

  • Rod Munch
    Rod Munch  Жыл бұрын +8

    I loved Soundcloud rap at its peak, it just gushed creativity without overproduced beats, big producers, and corny lyrics. These artists truely pushed the boundaries of what rap really is. The music video for One Night is still my favorite music video ever made.

    • Lambert Brown
      Lambert Brown 2 ай бұрын

      What they definition of corny and terrible rap wdym dat mumble rap and stuff if u called that real music then u tripping

  • Anthony Sturino
    Anthony Sturino Ай бұрын

    I almost didn’t watch this video after I saw the title but I’m so glad I did. This is such a good piece about such a cool moment in music and honestly culture in the 10’s. I was 20-21 during the 15-16 peak and I saw so many of these artists live. The energy was something I haven’t seen anywhere since it was euphoric. Even tho my life was terrible at that point I still feel nostalgic for this moment in music. Being the same age as those artists it’s amazing to see Denzel and the like grow into matured artist especially as life has changed with them. The youthful rage and party music gets replaced with more developed introspective stuff and it’s really cool to see that.

  • Bonless Pizza
    Bonless Pizza  Жыл бұрын +853

    Fucking insane how Juice did so much in 2 years, juice ability to do Rock, Country, Rap, and its sub genres is insane

    • OB1tuber
      OB1tuber 2 ай бұрын

      When a legend like Eminem collaborates with you, you know you’ve made it

    • Thornton Pirker
      Thornton Pirker  Жыл бұрын

      @ABSTR4CT COD peep isnt goated

      ENTUMECIDO  Жыл бұрын

      Jahs talent was unmatched

    • Kamzzz
      Kamzzz  Жыл бұрын

      @Captain Crunchy One of the best things I’ve heard in a while…

  • WZUP
    WZUP 11 ай бұрын +2

    As a person who’s followed this scene since 2011 u ain’t leave anything out this is a masterpiece

  • Mad Max🥷🏻
    Mad Max🥷🏻 3 ай бұрын +7

    I adore underground not popular music so SoundCloud was always my fav. I legit found SO many guys who are famous now when no one knew about them. Makes me sad seeing what happened to it and how some of them died.

  • Khalil Mclin
    Khalil Mclin 10 ай бұрын +4

    Remembering I was a sophomore in highschool listening to most of their music I could say that I felt like those were the best year(s) the music felt genuine to me at least listening to juice wrld, X, kodak, 21, lil uzi, Lil peep, nba young boy. Some of these artists were only three years older than most of us so we automatically felt what they were going through at the time if it was depression, heartbreak, or just having a good time with your friends, or just beating the shit out of someone. 2016-2018 was just pure good vibes and the summer nights were the best. I wish I can go back to ole days because that’s when I was happiest.

    • Quantum 01
      Quantum 01 10 ай бұрын +1

      I miss these days too 🫤. The summer nights were long but now they seem to just fly by

  • phanatic215
    phanatic215  Жыл бұрын +1

    This is a dang good video. I didn't know the history of this genre of rap, and now I have some more insight into how it developed.

  • B sings
    B sings Ай бұрын

    Even though I was 15-16 when souncloud rap got big, I always leaned more towards 90s rap. I was definitely hating on the idea of SoundCloud rap for a while without even knowing some of my favorite artists started there. I actually learned a lot from this video thank you. I feel like I didn’t “waste” my time on KZclip for the first time in a while

  • Gavin Marion
    Gavin Marion  Жыл бұрын +1015

    I miss Juice. He arguably brought up "emo rap" with a more melodic sound despite being able to spit bars. Had a massive impact.

    • Dewane Welch
      Dewane Welch 2 ай бұрын

      Tyler was doing Emo rap back in 09. Kanye even earlier then that.

    • Gethin Evans
      Gethin Evans 4 ай бұрын

      @killomnii he was talking about his problems

    • Elmo's Armata
      Elmo's Armata 5 ай бұрын

      @killomnii Well what else was he gonna talk about? That was his life, he was a junkie and he knew it. He's not gonna rap about something imaginary, of course every song mentions drugs.

    • atlys
      atlys 11 ай бұрын

      I wasn't into him back when he was still around, like I knew about him and remember hearing about his passing but it wasn't until "Life's A Mess" and "Come & Go" dropped that I first heard anything he'd done, but damn I remember fucking bawling the first time I heard them.
      I instantly knew he was something special and regretted what I missed out on when he was still with us.

  • Purrpleboi
    Purrpleboi  Жыл бұрын

    Exploring the soundcloud era of rap and all the artists music was some of the most fun times I’ve had. The sound was so fresh and captivating . Also watching Cole Bennet videos and seeing new artists blow up everyday. It was something truly special. I think things really started going downhill after X’s passing.
    Those times brings so much nostalgia .
    Now sadly, I don’t listen to rap much as I used to. Sounds feel overused and doesn’t hit me emotionally as much. I just stick to mostly punk and heavy metal and play guitar .
    But I keep coming back to the old music videos and no jumper interviews from time to time reminiscing. It was something truly beautiful.
    Thanks for such a great video Patrick !

  • Shane Xx
    Shane Xx  Жыл бұрын +9

    The soundcloud era was my personal favourite rap era, rappers like Uzi, juice, X etc really made it what it was

  • Don'tCareBear🖤
    Don'tCareBear🖤 6 ай бұрын +1

    My best friend/ex boyfriend was a soundcloud rapper. Even back then in my small town, we had our own little community. This was around 2014-2016 It was our own collective. We threw our own parties and shows. It was an amazing time. I knew about so many lesser known artists back then before they blew up. I was a huge kodak fan. Our collective got a lot of our inspiration from OF. i got major nostalgia watching your video about it. Everything you said was facts.

  • Jewel Rhodes
    Jewel Rhodes  Жыл бұрын

    Watching this made me realize how SoundCloud deeply affected my music taste, the fact I can now definitely say my taste in music is SoundCloud rap is a welcome revelation.
    I went through so much 2014-2019 and Xavier Wulf, $B, Pouya, Lil Peep, and so many more were there with me through it all.
    This is the music of my youth and I feel so lucky to have lived through this musical era. It feels so special being on the very forefront of the internet in so many ways, and to see artists grow from posting their own work to grow to main stream popularity.

  • C I
    C I 10 ай бұрын +1

    BRO ..as someone who lived and breathed this shit from beginning to end . WHAT A GREAT VIDEO MAN…this shit saved my life back then . And when you met someone in 2014 who also knew raider klan or Chris Travis or young lean man dude you formed this instant huge bond . I was 18 -19 at the time , I had dropped out of highschool . I lived in Chicago , i got into graffiti and this stuff made me feel like a super villain at night by myself . I got backstage with bones and Xavier wulf so many times back at their first shows , the first suicide boys in Chicago in 2015 was insane . The way it felt back then was incredible man. It’s indescribable really , it was the first time anything like this existed . Hearing young lean back then was like WHOAAA ..anime is cool!?! Being a loner is cool !?! IM COOL??? man….

  • Gabriel Perez
    Gabriel Perez  Жыл бұрын +182

    I'm an old head, I guess, and I never liked SoundCloud/mumble rap. I wasn't super critical of it, because it's clear people LOVED it. Your videos are great and insightful, but you glossed over the clear cultural implications this era of rap faced, particularly with fame, drugs and clout as you named 3 former stars of the era who died super young.
    Keep putting out great content. I'm a parent of 3 and I need this to understand them.

    • Chosen 1
      Chosen 1  Жыл бұрын

      2017-2018 was the peak. I started in 2015 though

    • billy nitrus
      billy nitrus  Жыл бұрын +2

      Super admirable you’re staying tapped into youth culture, seriously think this is where a lot of parents and kids relationship goes wrong, the disconnect becomes so big its like theyre living on separate planets

    • Jay Juarez
      Jay Juarez  Жыл бұрын +4

      Thanks old head

    • Gabriel Perez
      Gabriel Perez  Жыл бұрын +10

      @eríca I appreciate that, maybe this will help.

  • malikai declouet
    malikai declouet 2 ай бұрын

    The message that sticks out the most to me is originality, genuine love, and hard work are what make rappers/artists stand out no matter the platform. People copy swag cause they want a little clout. Clout chasers destroying legacies.

  • Travel with Marky
    Travel with Marky 4 ай бұрын

    It's kind of upsetting that this era is over, I almost feel like I didn't enjoy it or participate in it enough thinking it would last forever. Hopefully we can look back at the current era the same way.

  • Kazioo
    Kazioo 4 ай бұрын +1

    i was 12-14 when this area was blowing the nostalgia is overwhelming

    MAJORPERK  Жыл бұрын +1

    Before and after juice died, he will always be my favorite artist. Shit still tears me up and it's been over 2 years

  • TeenTaii
    TeenTaii 3 ай бұрын +4

    That statement with a young group of talented and doing it for fun soundcloud rappers.. I feel as if if we be able to have a larger group it would be amazing, if you think hard enough, the more, the more they adore

  • King
    King  Жыл бұрын +204

    X and Juice were gonna be the faces of our generation. Both so talented and gone too soon

    • j_escoo
      j_escoo 5 ай бұрын

      Facts they were so generational they were gonna be here for a while rip

      COCO HOT HEAT CLIPS  Жыл бұрын +1

      Theyre Overated

    • cummy wummy
      cummy wummy  Жыл бұрын

      Rip but they weren't. They were gone just at the right time and they got popular at the right time

    • LORD RYAN98
      LORD RYAN98  Жыл бұрын

      No they aren’t and now they weren’t

  • Adrian M
    Adrian M  Жыл бұрын

    Great video Cc!! sad to see how I didn’t really understand how insane these peoples legacy’s are in the moment and I’ll probably never be able to go to any of their concerts or maybe one day…

  • Cavasoul
    Cavasoul  Жыл бұрын +4

    the past 2 years has been hard because of the pandemic. i haven’t been able to do any shows the entire time my music has gained traction on soundcloud, even though i’ve been a part of a huge community of underground artists across the world. we just can’t travel man😔 i feel like there’ll be a bigger community like it used to be once travel and concerts are more open again

  • JDzork
    JDzork 10 ай бұрын

    as an artist/producer, I can most definitely say it is hard to find other artists that are genuine. No one cares about making music the right way :(

  • l1capricorn1l
    l1capricorn1l 10 ай бұрын +4

    artists like autumn and summrs are keeping it alive, theres a new wave coming through and it was born on soundcloud

  • eddie medina
    eddie medina 10 ай бұрын

    thanks for all the videos man! without you i wouldn’t be able to learn much more!

  • Draganescu Constantin
    Draganescu Constantin  Жыл бұрын +393

    In my opinion the 1st Soundcloud wave wasn't palatable enough for the mainstream audience, but it influenced the kids that were going to become the future artists. The 2nd wave kinda warmed people up to new sounds and new ideas but the quality of the music still wasn't there and the audiences weren't that big. Then the 3rd/4th waves of artists were the ones that became mainstream because they had the right conditions, Soundcloud had a lot more users by now and there was hype around underground artists. For example think how Raider Klan influenced Yung Lean who in turn influenced Peep who then influenced Juice WRLD.

    • BootySniffer3000
      BootySniffer3000  Жыл бұрын

      Raider klan didn’t influence lean if anyone influenced lean it would be chief keef

    • Euro
      Euro  Жыл бұрын

      nah Lil wayne , to chief keef then juice

    • ReekTheOne
      ReekTheOne  Жыл бұрын +2

      Ricky hil influenced peep y’all better get to know him. They were supposed to do a tape before peep passed.

    • Jerome Productions
      Jerome Productions  Жыл бұрын


    • Rei H2F
      Rei H2F  Жыл бұрын

      @Patrick Cc: bro I started using SC as "Rei 856" 6 months ago and id still recommend for new artist,

  • Nathan Davern
    Nathan Davern 2 ай бұрын +2

    Could you imagine how happy we would all be in life if juice and xxx was still alive :( they were the best

  • Alex S
    Alex S 11 ай бұрын +2

    i was in my mid 20's during the height of soundcloud rap, and this is the first time I'm hearing of probably 80% of these artists. I feel so out of the loop

  • smoke mid i go foolish
    smoke mid i go foolish 10 ай бұрын +3

    SoundCloud rap isn’t dying anytime soon, it’s jus evolving everyone from the old era still drop music but they’re way more focused on the bigger picture which is good, i feel like the remnants of slayworld are carrying the torch (hopefully they can continue with the current situation) it’s crazy cause they’ve been putting in work for a while and I saw some names pop up but I never tapped in til last fall

  • Zuurek
    Zuurek Ай бұрын

    Gotta say trippie and juice have to be my favorite two to come out of SoundCloud, every single song they made together has been a banger without fail

  • Yung Nxno
    Yung Nxno 5 ай бұрын

    These rappers are the ones that pushed me to do music myself I'm eternally grateful for there influence hopefully I can do this professionally and achievement my goals.

  • whease
    whease  Жыл бұрын +386

    Everytime I think about SoundCloud Rap
    It just floods my mind with nostalgia and sadness. That a majority of them are either dead or fell off (for various reasons). Still huge props to those who held their ground (Uzi, Trippie, Playboi, etc)

  • Quantum 01
    Quantum 01 10 ай бұрын

    2015-2018 This era was my whole high school life. I was a freshman and I just remember how good times were with friends. Good music and vibes.

  • Rip_My_Sxul
    Rip_My_Sxul  Жыл бұрын

    man patrick i absolutely love you man you have helped me through this depression so much just by watching the way you speak :)

  • Grimm Double M
    Grimm Double M Ай бұрын

    Telling it like it is! A lot of us SoundCloud rappers never got the credit we deserved. I used to get so mad when Corpse first hit the scene... I been doing SoundCloud rap with a raspy vioce since 2010 & he made me give up on music tbh everyone thought I ripped him off but the proof is out there if you're willing to look🤣

    • Grimm Double M
      Grimm Double M Ай бұрын

      I was locked up while all these foos were blowing up! Stay in school kids & rap about it don't be about it🤣

  • Yung Crow
    Yung Crow 4 ай бұрын +4

    this era was such a blessing for me will never forget peep X and juice they made feel so much different feelings and got me reflect on my life when I needed the most , it sound dumb asf but they 're a Blessing for me

  • SuperWorld22
    SuperWorld22 7 ай бұрын

    You are very good at what you do. I like your content. Keep up the good work.

  • Sea Ocean
    Sea Ocean  Жыл бұрын +542

    damn you really brought back alot of fond memories and you hit like all the og legend soundcloud rappers. you def did your homework. well done

    • Project X
      Project X 4 ай бұрын

      @Danny Trojan They were real real people with creativity, hype, and energy. That’s what makes them legendary

    • Project X
      Project X 4 ай бұрын

      @Jaded Gear Reviews I graduated in 2021 and I still think that all of them are legendary

    • Needle In A Haystack
      Needle In A Haystack  Жыл бұрын

      Facts bro, I still be listening to old Fauni. I really wanted Larry League to push but them boys were starting to be on some other stuff.

    • dill_cream
      dill_cream  Жыл бұрын +1

      @Jaded Gear Reviews chief keef blew up 10 years ago and we still bumpin him fasho

    • McDudes
      McDudes  Жыл бұрын +4

      @Jaded Gear Reviews We wont music you listen too in your teens and early 20s impacts us people so much for being such a big part of our lives growing up and these artists touched and inspired a whole generation of kids growing up. It's actually about the same that happened in the 90s artists like Biggie Smalls, 2 pac and those other legends who died early after only a few years in spotlight. Only difference is that artists from soundcloud did it all themselves without lables backing them thanks to their internet presence. Which also helped them reach out to their fans more directly which wasn't really possible back in the 90s. Like could you imagine tuning in on a 2pac & biggie stream back then? That would be insane right? And that's what it was to us whenever we was able to watch and chat with xxxtentation live, for example.

  • exhausted
    exhausted  Жыл бұрын

    Really great vid, this really bought back some memories, people forget how mysterious and weird this shit was at the time.
    There were few to any interviews with artists. All you went off were the album covers.

  • Odin Øian
    Odin Øian 2 ай бұрын

    What an interesting era! I was mostly into vaporwave, electronica, etc. but couldn't avoid the rap. These cultural uproars comes in waves and I love to hear garage/bedroom musicians experimenting. You think there can't be anything new to invent now, but you can through REinventing. Mumble rap was the grunge of the '10s and we're gonna be yelling at our kids about how Juice is looking down on them from the Cloud in shame.
    I always like to refer to the video for Gesaffelstein - Reset when discussing mumble rap. Sums it up (not really, I know) 😂

  • Josp07
    Josp07 7 ай бұрын

    The ending gave me chills. Such a well documented video.

  • Jbro
    Jbro  Жыл бұрын +9

    This makes me so sad, I remember being in high school finding new music; Members Only, Raider Klan, Waterboys etc… I fell in love with the song I don’t wanna do this anymore by X. I would listen to it every morning on my way to school. Then I met a girl who I would always party with having great times and now she is my wife and I have a daughter now. Listening to these songs now bring me a sad nostalgic due to all the memories wether a certain song reminded me of a bad time or a good time. X and Juice Wrld was a big part of my life due to my wife. RIP to legends

  • Eren Jägermeister
    Eren Jägermeister  Жыл бұрын +1

    Excellent video. It's interesting and compelling the sense of community this movement had on its early days. It almost makes me want to listen to this kind of music. Almost.

  • tatooo Gabriel
    tatooo Gabriel  Жыл бұрын +174

    Such a great video, glad to see you paying respect to such legends and documenting the movement. Without people like Bones, Denzel, SGP, Yung Lean, Hi-C, Chris Travis, Carti, Lil Tracy, Black Kray, etc. the new guys wouldn't exist

    • tatooo Gabriel
      tatooo Gabriel  Жыл бұрын

      @DR VICTOR VON DOOOOOM i never said he was on og, i just listed some influential artists
      also his first *still public song on soundcloud is from 2014

    • VK8HAWTY
      VK8HAWTY  Жыл бұрын

      @Vinnie Manpants everyone did. Denzel Curry and Bones are just the most popular ones.

      DR VICTOR VON DOOOOOM  Жыл бұрын

      I know this nigga did not just mention carti like he was a “SoundCloud og”💀

    • tatooo Gabriel
      tatooo Gabriel  Жыл бұрын +1

      @kio my bad yea

    • tatooo Gabriel
      tatooo Gabriel  Жыл бұрын +1

      @SP1R1TM0LECULE I said etc. also 6 dogs goat but not as influential

  • jillmatic
    jillmatic  Жыл бұрын +1

    I love when you do rap based vids:)♡ and I'm so pumped to see Lil B being brought up

  • BYAS - Space Beach House
    BYAS - Space Beach House 2 ай бұрын

    Thanks for the great content, G! Do you think Soundcloud has a chance of making a comeback? I heard they had a profitable quarter and they introduced new subscription options. What's your take on it? I haven't used the platform in a while.