Knowledge in hippie hop?
"droppin knowledge, yo". Is what we need to do, drop the whole topic of knowledge because it doesn't exist. Some mcs perception of knowledge is big words, a scientists' name or invention, or just saying
mental in their rhyme. Im sick and sleepy of hip hop listeners buying into super scientific piles of bull crappola that doesn't make sense. Wisdom comes with age and experience and most mcs are in the brackets of 16-29 roughly, so their experience on the rock of earth is still immature. So instead of rhyming about the mental, try expressing emotion. I'd rather hear about what you ate for breakfast than how deep your mental state is.
prolyphic the superscientific...ohhh i rip mics
nice name, gentle. i think that word is an adjective that means emotional. ha. word is james bond.
"The problem with you MC's today is you're too emotional"
If old people had some intelligenmt shit to say bcuz they had actually made it somewhere in life then I'd be impressed and they'd have Rakim or KRS1 status. But most old geniuses are just vagabionds who think they know shit about life living broke and pathetic and lonely. Most gza's can;t even make a marriage work cuz they are too concerned with what their universal mind is telling them. Listen anyone, of any age can be intelligent.
A young CheGuevara.
I agree with prolyphic's point (I should've pointed that out earlier). I'm sick of that pseudo-intellectual shit too. But he spoke in extremes, which is what I was challenging.
I think what Prolyphic was trying to get across is so many rappers nowadays are on the "yo my mental state is mad deep yo and I'm levitating within my aura cuz like the magnetic kinetic bond which like binds me is just to binding, god!" I think rhyming intelligent and rhyming emotionally are one in the same, I just don't appreciate people talking about how deep their meditation session is when they don't know the first thing about it, I think Prolyphic feels the same way. He never said anything about young people being stupid, he just said their knowledge is still immature, which it is. Basically everyone's "knowledge level" is immature; there is always something new to learn. There is a difference between intelligent expression, and useless big-word babble. If someone is ACTUALLY rhyming intelligent, then ofcourse they are expressing some sort of emotion. They're discussing how they feel about a certain issue, situation, political aspect, etc. They're coming up with a self philosophy, which is basically how they feel, so it's all one in the same. I think you just misunderstood what he was trying to say. Reading back now I can see why you have might.
social recall prototypes
prolyfic- i agree it is stupid and it actually makes people look stupid for trying to sound smart. its pretty dumd....im not one for superscientifical though....i usually dig that extra mathematical stuff...
Icarus-we(young people) say smart things. They are thoughts and when prolyfic said emotiionsim sure he was reffing to these as well....i have heard his stuff...he is young...but dont say anything unless you have something good to say... thats what my momma told me.....why say some shit pretending to be smart when your still workin on your GED? it is prety much plagerism what they do anyway......whatever...
robust...victim of sesame street
So you're saying that instead of trying to say something intelligent and thought provoking, we should just alk about emotions.
I disagree wholeheartedly. We shouldn't buy in to the notion that young people are too stupid to say something smart. That's ridiculous. Insulting even...
i feel you man, these days being abstract or scientifically dropping mad brainmatter or whatever the fuck peeps think they doing is mad weak! if you dont know what you taking about then dont say it, the only mc ive ever heard say some shit real deep on scientific matters is Ikon the verbal hologram from Jedi Mind tricks, other than that the originals were like Rakim or Divine Styler. peace.