It’s official, if you were born before 1990 and cherish the sounds of 2Pac, Dre, Snoop Dogg, Biggie, or NWA, you’re either a dad, or all your friends are.
Dad-rock is a genre of music typically enjoyed by dads while consuming beers in a comfortable chair, mowing the lawn, working on a car, building a random object with wood, or general activities that require an outfit you’re not afraid of ruining.
I know what you’re thinking, it’s rap. Read on.
Music by The Rolling Stones, Led Zepellin, Tom Petty, The Bee Gees, or The Beatles has been relegated to Grandpa-rock. If you’re looking for a way to define it, research when the last time a single was released by a classic rock band. The Beatles, for example, haven’t released a new record in 50 years.
Case in point; The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductions
• Jay-Z; Inducted in 2020
• Beastie Boys; Inducted in 2012
• Public Enemy; Inducted in 2013
• NWA; Inducted in 2016
• 2Pac; Inducted in 2017
• LL Cool J; Inducted in 2020