If you dot understand that, then I dunno, you’re just being hard headed lol [II]
^ trust I get what you are saying… Creatively speaking though, sometimes you have to create boundaries in order to manipulate your creativity. I’ll explain… most rappers say they hear a track, and it tells them what type of song to make, whether story, anthem etc…. If you go out on a limb and select something thats not the norm, you might just create a work of art.
check it… Nas said on the Distant Relative album, he rhymed over African beats kid… African drums my nigga. you think this cat don’t know what hes doing?
Dilla had some mic prescence, but lyrically I can’t honestly say I was ever impressed. I woulve voted Large Professor, but after Kanye’s guest appearance tear this year, and at least two classics, I think he’s earned the title.
I dunno..I tend not to judge MCs on just “Lyrical ability”…none of them are lyrically as nice as Doom anyway. But I cant let Doom win it lol. Dilla was real real nice on the mic imo, he used to invent flows all the time…he was the best in his group & the producer…who does that?? lol
Xtra P & dilla are at a tie with me, since Kanye just stepped up…before Graduation, I didnt think he could of come out strictly as an MC & got any love…
lol, I honestly dont see what we’ve been debating has to do with it. Seems like two different discussions to me.
“not the norm” doesnt mean bad and it doesnt mean dope. I’m not saying Nas has a tendency (and like Rigz said, its overstated) to pick beats that arent the norm and thats wack. I’m saying Nas has a tendency to pick beats that dont suit him (and probably wouldnt suit anyone else), and THATS wack.
For instance, Sekou’s story from SD was a beat no one else at that point in hip hop wouldve picked. And it worked from a creative aspect for Nas. Classic song. However, the track he picked for the Maxwell collab wasnt the norm either, and it sucked. I’m not asking Nas (or any other rapper) to conform, I’m just saying “know whats dope for you”.
Neither do I, but its a component, especially if you want to be considered a “great” emcee. Like I said, Dilla had prescence, and yes, sometimes the flows were pretty avant garde. But he was lacking in other areas imo.
You ain’t never gonna make in rap. There are too many other rappers, it’s like tryna get into the NBA or NFL.. you gotta be something special, or mad creative.
don’t believe the hype homey, when has the music industry ever gave a fuck about bein creative? all you need is $$$$$ and a few good plugs, and someon else’s swagger couldn’t hurt either. hence…
from big we got Jay, jay birthed weezy,weezy gave way to all this shit you hear now. Creaticity ain’t shit if it was canibus and 3stacks would be the richest niggas on the planet.
DAMNNN the song just came out yesterday, LET HER GET HER SHIIIINE!! **rips headphones** lol rappers always wanna f@ck up good songs..next theres probly gonna be a remix album full of sade samples and rappers spittin about emptyin the clip over “smooth operator” .
but im N.H.O.M.T
(not hatin on maino though)
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