Recently there has been a video floating around called 'Mic Check - The Idiocy of Mumble Rappers' by Team Back Pack. The video goes on to explain some important facts about hip-hop such as; hip hop started in 1973 (which is a year not a day, but who am I to be a stickler for facts.) or that the Father of Hip-Hop is DJ Cool Herc. But one very big fallacy that the video states is that artist like Lil Yachty and Lil Uzi Vert are not MCs, in the sense that they do not spit hot 16 bars or complicated multi-syllable rhymes that took hours to think of. But why does this type of music get such a bad rap from the hip-hop community?
Two things that promised when it comes to the internet; cat videos and the blurry line between the truth and the dude yelling WorldStaaarrrrr as he's recording. But sometimes just sometimes, something really cool happens that starts to turn into its own #hashtag. In this case the #sofargonechallenge has recently started popping up around the internet and most notably twitter. The challenge involves people freestyling about their significant other over Monica's song "So Far Gone" produced by Missy Elliot. This challenge really started trending when Chance the Rapper posted a video via twitter with the hashtag #sofargonechallenge. Click the link out below to see Chance himself.
I miss the old Kanye, I miss the sweet Kanye, chop up the beats Kanye. Many people have echoed this same statement over and over. But why? Why is the evolution of an artist seen as the turning point in an artists career. This is too often the case when the expected formula that has gained an artist Grammy's and multi-million dollars in album sales becomes the very thing that the artist stirs from. But what is this thing that makes people go 'I miss the old Kanye.'? Some factors could be; 1) Growth, 2) That first introduction, 3) Too Too Much Sauce