How can you get the best new rap music? Who is the best when it comes to rap? I believe that every rapper to become the best has to believe that he is the best. Hip hop is not made for rappers who think they are the second best rapper. Nobody wants to buy an album by the second greatest rapper in the world. Therefore, I am the best rapper I know. Sure I like Lil Wayne, I like Jay-Z but in the end I’m better. Everything is perception. They are all opinions. For someone else to believe in me, I have to believe in me.
You have to know who you are as a rapper and what your goal is. Show me a rapper with no purpose and no sense of identity and I’ll show you a failed rapper. I once heard that it is easy to say what you will do, but hard to know what you will not do. You have to defend something. When I write my music, I tell them my true life. They are not fairy tales to me. I think you shouldn’t just sit down and say I’m going to do a club song or any kind of song. You should sit down and write a song. Tell your true feelings and experiences, that’s what people connect with when it comes to being a rapper. Your music will last forever because others will relate to your music based on experience.
You can still listen to LL’s I need love because we still experience it as men. You can still understand Tupac’s dear mom because she is real to you. We may not be saying superman or stinky leg in just 3 more years because those are fads and fads just fade. We have to understand how to become irreplaceable in hip hop. Some people say that rap music is dead, but it is not. It is only alive in people who do not know the history behind rap. We must bring the experience of the past to the younger generations so that they know what has already been done.
I was born in the late seventies when rap was just a baby, so it was easy to look back. I could still hear everyone on the radio. I was able to see what they were doing and take advantage of it. Now rappers who never listened to the Fat Boys, Wu Tang, Curtis Blow or NWA, Big Mike and Ghetto Boys have no idea. They listen to music made today and emulate what it sells. Rap has to be more than a question of money, it has to be stories and real life or it will really die. That’s why I say that I am the best rapper and if you rap, you are also in my opinion. Just believe!