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Originally posted by kawz1
So many artists in the mainstream (especially rappers) give the same ol' song and dance, shuck and jive, get paid for 15 minutes and are never seen again. Nas is definitely not one of these people as he's been putting out quality music for over 15 years.
Originally posted by InfaRedMan
These rappers today don't hold a candle to the old schoolers like Ice-T, Public Enemy, NWA & Eric B and Rakim. Now those were the guys who dropped the science on important things like social issues etc ... like Ice-T's "Freedom of Speech (Just Watch What You Say)" and the superlative "Shut Up Be Happy" with Jello Biafra.
Can't even call todays artists rappers. They're just generic, over processed Pro-tools R&B also rans.
How about MC 900ft Jesus who wrote the song "UFO's Are Real" back in the late 80's.. or even earlier still, Neil Young's "After The Gold Rush" in which he sings about a Mothership coming down and loading on the "chosen ones"... that was in 1970.. and he didn't write it to rhyme with ho's!
[edit on 5/8/08 by InfaRedMan]