Doper Than Dope.
Bricks 4 U.
The Night Is Young.
You're wrong bro. Pharrel has hits but he didn't impact the game of the level of Kanye. 4 classic albums, 21 grammies, The Yeezys! No one has made a shoe as creative and as impactful as the Yeezys since Micheal Jordan and MJ didn't design his. Pharrel is a genius no doubt but Kanye is walking inspiration. He changed the game with albums, production and fashion world immensely
Sounds more like a radio attempt than a club single. gates whole catalog is a club attempt
The "Game" lacking right now. Its dead, so this well scripted "act" they're performing is an age old marketing tactic that is designed to do one thing, GET YOUR DOLLARS!
Lmao.... Eminem freestyled these bars bruh... 😒😒😒😒😒😒
There is a reason why Hip Hop culture cares about whether or not the rapper is actually writing his lyrics.
How can we as fans judge who is a great rapper? And right now I'm speaking from an artistic perspective.
In RnB, if somebody is a great singer it matters to the genre. Of course there have been many great songs but the legends are some of the greatest voices we've ever heard.
In Hip Hop when somebody says, top 5/top 10 dead or alive, the lists usually highlight some of the greatest lyricists the culture has ever witnessed. Being a lyricist who has leveraged that skill into great songs AND albums, you are revered for being truly skillful at painting pictures by stringing words together with rhymes that are so intricate they are almost profound.
If when B.I.G said:
"Here's a tissue, stop your blood clot crying -- The kids, the dog, everybody dying -- no lying
So don't you get suspicious
I'm Big Dangerous you're just a Lil Vicious
As I leave my competition, respirator style -- Climb the ladder to success escalator style"
Or when Jay said:
"Look, it's out of my hands
And you getting money around here, it's not in the plans
So hop your ass out of that van, head back to Kansas
I'm sending niggas back up in campuses
Chance is slimmer than that chick in Calvin Klein pants is
Let me guess, they said it was money around here
And the rest is me stopping you from getting it, correct?
Sorry to hear that, my guess is you got work at the hotel
I'll take care of that, you'll soon see
Now please give me the room key
You're twitching, don't do that, you making me nervous
My crew, well, they do pack, them dudes is murderers
So please would you, put your hand back in sight
They don't like to see me nervous you can understand that, right?"
We can't deny that these bars are amazing, these elite MCs wrote those bars, lyrically that is phenomenal. That's just the lyrics, we can't analyze the flow but to have the right flow over the beat with those lyrics, that's Hip Hop greatness.
If those bars and flow were outsourced or think tanked, then it loses its greatness for me.
I'm not saying 2-5 ppl cant help make your music greater, of course it can.
But which is harder, which one do I respect more?
I respect the guy who wrote his bars and also made amazing music aswell. All day everyday.