Skillz Talks About Wack MC Infiltration Of The BET Cypher
“I lost so much respect for so many rappers today…”-Skillz
Skillz was recently interviewed after the taping of the 2011 BET “Cypher” and he was not impressed with a lot of rappers.
“I never thought it was possible to lose that much respect for that many rappers in one day. These are the cats that are supposed to be hot?”
These are harsh words aimed at rappers who are privileged enough to be appearing on mainstream television in BET most anticipated event. However, you will understand what he is talking about after reading the full article.
When asked exactly why he lost respect for some of his counterparts on this particular day, he replies, “Because none of them came there prepared.”
“Well, I can’t say none of them, but a lot of them didn’t!” he says, choosing his words with more intention.
“Watching some of that sh*t was sad. I watched two particular rappers who are all over the blogs, mixtapes, radio, and magazines stop and start their verses over 64 times!! 64!!”
“I stood there and counted, yo! Between the two of them, they started over 64 times!! We talking 16 bars, yo! And I don’t mean they messed up at the 14th bar and started over. You f*cked up at bar three! I mean, damn, did you write the verse??? Watching that sh*t was sad, ‘cuz let the web tell it, you’re the new hot kid on the block.”
” But, what I saw didn’t represent that at all. I don’t know. I expected more, I guess. Like, know your verse. Come prepared. I felt bad for DJ Premier. He had to sit there through that and remain professional,” he recalls.
“I don’t know? Maybe because I expect rappers to know their raps! But maybe that’s not it anymore”
I agree with you Skillz these artists aren’t the clever, quick thinking lyricists from before, in fact if anything they’ve gotten lazy with their bars. If you actually listen to half of the stuff they spit, you will notice that most of it are filler bars.
It seems that you don’t need to have talent now a days, just a major label to promote you enough to where everyone knows your name.
And who takes 67 try’s to get one good take for 16 bars? That’s’ unheard of, well that is unless you lack talent with rhythm, rhymes, and have a short memory span. So then what business would you have being a lyrical MC?
Mainstream music labels need to focus on gathering a selected group of talented artists and work with them to continue bringing quality songs, instead of always bringing out an artist whose name we will forget in less than a year after all the promotion for his one hit song has died out.