I don’t know what is going on in the rap game these days but, I’m almost embarrassed to be a fan of a once great art form. It used to be like Ruth’s Chris. Now it’s like the dollar menu at any fast food burger joint. We need artists like the guys at the Slaughterhouse camp (Joe Budden, Crooked Eye, Royce Da 5’9, Joell Ortiz). We need guys like The Fraternity ( Sleep, Loose Logic, Chi-Money, Jus Ra, S.H.A.D.O.W., Frank Knight, Scriptz, Xavier Medina). We need the battles back. We need epic bars. Forget about the beat. Tell me a story. Teach me something. Let me see your life. That’s what I want out of hip-hop.
Hip-hop fans today, are so ratchet and fickle it makes me sick. This Joe Budden/Drake beef has really opened my eyes to how much the fan really is to blame for the current state of hip-hop. This years “Freshman Class’ from XXL makes me even sicker. What has hip-hop become? I long for the golden age of rap to come back.
In the mean time, check out this EP from my guy Sleep The Fraternity. This is why I still listen to hip-hop.