Ghostface Killah, who appeared in the early nineties as a member of the Wu-Tang Clan, has explained why the new generation rappers should consider the past of rap music.
As you know, there is a reason why hip-hop legends have come to this day, most of them are because they stick to classical work. Although today’s rappers can bring the music to the listener in the shortest time and the easiest way, it has become more difficult to be permanent in the music game.
In a recent interview with Vulture, Ghostface Killah spoke about a topic he felt often misunderstood about the next generation of rap. The legendary rapper made a statement saying that young generation rappers should work on old-school rap.
Here’s what Ghostface Killah said:
“I’m all for these young Black kids getting money and doing what they do. But musically, I think that becoming a rapper now, you should know the history. Know now who the Spoonie Gees and Sugarhill Gangs was, the Wu-Tangs and the Biggies, all that. Grand Puba, all these guys. You need to know these people.”
“You gotta add to that. We got bodies of work. Mobb Deep, Nas, Wu-Tang, Jay-Z, we got bodies of work. These days, you might hear one record and don’t even care about the rest of the album.”
“Some of them really got talent. You might not be able to understand that talent because that’s not the era you come from, but being an artist, you gotta be willing to listen to everything. It took me a while to start to understand these kids and their sound.”
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