Discussion in 'Hip-Hop Central' started by Trey M, Apr 15, 2009.
The subject matter. Ra' is an intellect, Jay is a nigga looking for respect.
He's not commercially viable, dickhead... and he has principles, something many mainstream acts don't... he wasn't willing to sell out to work with Dr. Dre.
Stick to your WWF rap where the production always exceeds the lyricism.
Ra doesn't worship money like everybody else... I respect that... and you don't have to be broke to have that mindset either... anybody who will do anything for the dough is a whore, simple and plain.
sux for Rakim...I thought he was one of the best
word up. i also don't think Rakim is as hungry as he used to be and i'm assuming he has priorities over this music shit. too bad though, fo reals. he'll always be considered one of the best in my book. top 5. and i ain't just saying that, i got all his music.
Rakim is stuck in the past decade
almost 2 decades
^^ lmao.... that was funny
Seeing how Jay-z production choice has been ass lately, I dont see how that applies here.
it's because he stopped making music for too long
JayZ aint never really took a hiatus from the game like Rakim has
And the reason you just stated is the reason why alot of niggas are washed up now
Man, there's plenty of rappers who are 40 or nearly there that don't get half the shit (if any) that people give Jay.
GZA is 43
Birdman is 39
Dr. Dre is 44
Ice Cube is 39
DMX is 38
Q-Tip is 39
Common is 37
Hell, Pac would have been 38 this year had he been alive. Do you think anyone would be going around telling him he's too old to rap? fuck that.
At the end of the day, who really gives a fuck if they're still making ill music?
Nah, he isn't... you must not have heard his latest work... and classic music is timeless... I don't see how you can't understand that... I'd rather listen to some classic shit from '84 than some wack shit from '09... newness doesn't automatically mean better... that's an elitist point of view.
That comment wasn't about Jay Z... it was about his love of Rick Ross and similar shitty rappers who rap monotonous content over high powered monotonous beats.
rakim hasnt been makin music on the reg...jay has dropped an album almost every yr since 96
What the hell has Rakim been doing all millennium???
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