London culture is dead. What killed it?

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Seriously when I look at the culture,the arrogance,the swagger we had and how bad things have turned out I think its a damn shame tbh.

For me london will always be at the forefront when it comes to fashion and music etc but it seems we've lost our soul.

For instance look at the 90s and early 00s and then compare that era with our current era.

We had our own "fairly thriving music industry.
the drum n bass era,uk garage, the grime scene

There was a core underground element as well.

We had pirate radio stations,illegal raves,Soundsystem Culture and thats just the music.

The other thing we had was our own look,our own style. -
matching pattern Moschino outfits, Versace, Iceberg,akidemiks,ralph lauren polos,evisu jeans,D&G,burberry caps this was before the ('chavs' got hold of it), Nike TNs,Reebok Workouts,the odd new era hat,nike caps etc.
no one ever sported these brands the way we did in the 90s/early 00s

We even had a bit of a Car Culture -
when we all got our first cars people were getting the ****test cars and fixing them up. fitting new exhausts, big alloys etc,black tints etc.

We had our own slang, the cockney accent with the occasional black street slang word being thrown in

now what have we got

Hipsters with beards?
Wanna be essex boys with gel in their hair.
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there is no culture any more

who killed it
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Hoodrats like Abdulkarim :lol:
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Hoodrats like Abdulkarim :lol:
Dunno that bloke but hoodrats seems to fit.
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Seriously when I look at the culture,the arrogance,the swagger we had and how bad things have turned out I think its a damn shame tbh.

For me london will always be at the forefront when it comes to fashion and music etc but it seems we've lost our soul.

For instance look at the 90s and early 00s and then compare that era with our current era.

We had our own "fairly thriving music industry.
the drum n bass era,uk garage, the grime scene

There was a core underground element as well.

We had pirate radio stations,illegal raves,Soundsystem Culture and thats just the music.

The other thing we had was our own look,our own style. -
matching pattern Moschino outfits, Versace, Iceberg,akidemiks,ralph lauren polos,evisu jeans,D&G,burberry caps this was before the ('chavs' got hold of it), Nike TNs,Reebok Workouts,the odd new era hat,nike caps etc.
no one ever sported these brands the way we did in the 90s/early 00s

We even had a bit of a Car Culture -
when we all got our first cars people were getting the ****test cars and fixing them up. fitting new exhausts, big alloys etc,black tints etc.

We had our own slang, the cockney accent with the occasional black street slang word being thrown in

now what have we got

Hipsters with beards?
Wanna be essex boys with gel in their hair.

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there is no culture any more

who killed it
The evolution of social media and the importation of ****ing US standards. Give yourselves a bow, folks. Now we've done it.
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Immigration
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This is how I dress :closedeyes:

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Immigration
Immigration is meant to be progressive, though It was immigration of Caribbeans for example that helped influence the look and culture that the OP is alluding to anyway.
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are you kidding, london still has all that, it's just changed.

stop fantasizing about the past, it's making you blind, seriously. you're just fixated on how things once were. now that some things have gone out of fashion, london culture has died apparently. are you listening to yourself?? contemplate for a good long time before you make another thread.
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This is how I dress :closedeyes:

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Well the top and the shoes are nice.
Oh and the face.
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Well the top and the shoes are nice.
Oh and the face.
Lol mate what about the trousers? Parachute capris! :cool:
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are you kidding, london still has all that, it's just changed.

stop fantasizing about the past, it's making you blind, seriously. you're just fixated on how things once were. now that some things have gone out of fashion, london culture has died apparently. are you listening to yourself?? contemplate for a good long time before you make another thread.
its "Changed" is another word for we have lost our identity and the culture is fading.
We are no longer trendsetters were once were face it.
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Lol mate what about the trousers? Parachute capris! :cool:
They are very "noticeable" lol
I prefer the top and the face
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We had our own "fairly thriving music industry.
the drum n bass era,uk garage, the grime scene
They just want to be American. Plus how many good albums actually came from these combined? I can only think of one and that's Dizzee Rascal's first. Mike Skinner on his own has done more than that.

If you compare it to other cities and the trends they've set it's actually poor in comparison.
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They just want to be American. Plus how many good albums actually came from these combined? I can only think of one and that's Dizzee Rascal's first. Mike Skinner on his own has done more than that.

If you compare it to other cities and the trends they've set it's actually poor in comparison.
So solid crew? artful dodger? dj luck n mc neat, ms dynamite?
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There's still just as much culture, it's just changed over time, being part of your youth doesn't mean folk will like it now. I don't live in London but I'd wager there're underground scenes, but you're probably too old to notice or be involved.
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So solid crew? artful dodger? dj luck n mc neat, ms dynamite?
I'm aware of the acts. More Fire Crew, Pay As U Go, Roll Deep, Oxide & Neutrino... I grew up on it all.

There are no good albums between them, it's pretty poor, Dizzee's is the only one. They just want to be American. The early guys actually used American accents.
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I'm aware of the acts. More Fire Crew, Pay As U Go, Roll Deep, Oxide & Neutrino... I grew up on it all.

There are no good albums between them, it's pretty poor, Dizzee's is the only one. They just want to be American. The early guys actually used American accents.
Nah were gonna have to agree to disagree.
And since when did the names i named use american accents?
None of them did
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its "Changed" is another word for we have lost our identity and the culture is fading.
We are no longer trendsetters were once were face it.
its changed because **** changes
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Are you serious? ? There's loads loads of hot men in suits in London! ! It's liveee:yy:

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OP, please realise that nothing is ever the same. Our culture will always have the fundamental pillars, but requires change anyway.

We need to change, in order to attract new people, and boost the economy. If we were stuck in your "ideology" then our economy would be dead.


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