Definition of a Real MC
A Real MC is someone who excels at writing lyrics, freestyling (a bonus), recording coherent material, and rocking the house live. So many of the cats you guys love are not good at tese things, especially the LIVE aspect. I have seen so many so-called "incredible" MCs live, and left absolutely disapointed. there are also cats who write good lyrics, but deliver them in a most unintelligible and corny manner that turns me off immediately.
What ever happened to sounding good as a criterion for respect as an MC?
I saw a chart that listed MCs in order of their current greatness from some 'hip-hop' website, and the shit I saw was ridiculous.
GURU wasn't even on the list. Sorry, but he's one of the dopest live performers out there. Same with KRS, but he was low. Come to think of it, the list was stcked with 'internet' MCs.
Yo, I wonder how many times one of these crab internet MCs has actually gotten paid to rock a show because of his rep for tearing down the house. All these MCs do is make music that is supposedly of an 'elevated' nature, but its not worth shit, because they are only speaking to others who are supposedly 'elevated' as well. If you want to make a change for the better and do something for the culture, then speak your message of upliftment in a way that it can be understood by more people than just those who want to sit and decipher your shit.
"Yeah we uplift shit" but no one likes your music, because all you do is diss 'stupid' people and speak in terms so complex that listening to you is more of a task than it is enjoyable. think about that; you MCs know who you are. Yu have people bigging you up as the greatest but you have no mass appeal.
Examples of MCs who uplift and ROCK THE SHOW ON ALL LEVELS include: Guru, Black Thought, Common, Akrobatik, Mr. Lif, Goodie Mob, The Last Emperor, KRS, Jeru,Q-Tip etc.
You guys worship, and I mean WORSHIP, MCs who can't even be heard while theyre performing.
i love hip-hop, and Im not overly critical of every word like a lot of cats - but yo, the madness has to stop. I'm not saying that these 'unknown MCs don't deserve props, but they are far from doin' it like the cats I mentioned earlier....
Shut the fuck up asshole.You wouldn't know a real mc if one spit in your face.
Guru's boring ass sucks shit and you know it.
Goodie Mob rocks shit though!
I tired of cats like you thinking you know hip-hop and it should fit some type of format or criteria
Get your head out of your ass.
once again, if you're talking about anticon, you're wrong again...their motto is "music for the advanced listener"...that assumes that the listeners are already "advanced", not that their music will somehow advance the listener. As far as appealing to all it's members, who are you talking about? Artists should make music they feel, and if others like it than cool. they shouldn't have to worry about "oh shit, I have to appeal to everybody in the 'genre'". Once again, if you don't like their music, don't listen to it...but since you don't mention a specific artist it is hard to even see where you're coming from with your post.
What I'm saying is don't claim to be doing something to advance a genre if youre not willing to relate to all of its members.
Making people feel as though youre smarter or better than they are is not an effective means of uplifting their mentalities, however shallow they may be.
that's what I'm saying. THATS not selling out. If in doing this, you end up making more money, then lucky YOU. MAYBE YOU DESERVE IT FOR OPENING UP MORE MINDS, NOT JUST REPEATING to open minds what they already know.
so you're saying these "internet MCS" should sacrifice their artistic expression and integerity to appeal to a wider audience....well were I'm from that's called selling out. If you don't like the music they make, don't listen to it. You shouldn't complain that they should make it easier to understand.
I think you are basically talking about Anticon but don't want to say it, but I've seen them live and they do rock the house...so who exactly are you talking about?
word the fuck up autority ..... oh yeah have a merry fucking christmas.peace