This week we are featuring one the dopest underground artist since Andre 3000, Flying Lotus. What I like about Flying Lotus is that he's not afraid to push the envelope taking the culture to another level while staying true to its roots. I sense a day we will be back in a new Golden Age of HipHop in the next 5 years. We all know that REal art doesn't die it comes back around full circle.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Hopsin is one of those highly skilled underground lyricists who is highly misunderstood. Being one of the smartest rappers in the game doesn't come with a whole lot of fan appreciation. But they do last the test of time, Hopsin has proven himself time and time again.
Yet in my opinion, he has failed to capture the mainstream audience. Don't get me wrong despite not being signed to a major label he has become a successful millionaire and probably has more money than your favorite rapper. But if rappers were paid on lyrical content and complex bars he would be a billionaire. I've been a fan since the beginning when he sounded like the "Black Eminem ". I mean he did admit it was Em that inspired him to rap so yeah I can see why. Just imagine a Hopsin and Eminem collaboration, now that would be epic.
Monday, April 29, 2019
BIG K.R.I.T., another one of HipHop's most underrated artist in the game. Even though he has had some commercial success to me it's not enough. An Emcee of his caliber needs to be larger than life and as wealthy as King James (Lebron).
We need to support our conscious artist so they can create more content and not be tempted by the dark side of HipHip. It took Jay-Z over twenty years and almost losing his wife and kids for him to make a fully conscious album. He already admitted he would have been released a more "Woke" LP if he thought it would make him rich.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Sa-Roc is the result of Real HipHop and Truth having a baby. Probably my #1 favorite female Emcee over Lauryn Hill which says a lot for me. I know most of y'all haven't heard of her before and it's cool "they" don't like intelligence done in black. Not to mention she has more lyrical skills than all of the top mainstream rappers male or female. I say this to say if we truly supported real talent, an artist like Sa-Roc would be as big as Michael Jackson.
Real artist are so underrated mainly because being educated is not the narrative they promote, they want hard workers, not smart ones. We seem to be forever stuck in this dumbed down version of HipHop and it is disgusting. Before I go off on one of my long rants because this topic makes me upset. When you know better, do better it's the only way to move the culture and our people forward, peace.
Saturday, March 23, 2019
Stormzy, another UK rapper who has been lightin' up the internet with his pen. Before you know it our UK brothas will surpass us in the skilled lyricist department. Don't get me wrong auto-tune has its place but every lowlife wannabe shouldn't be doin' it. But hey I guess its better than knockin' some old lady down and taking their purse.