Disclaimer: I am not a racist. I am not a hater. I am not a bitter rapper. I am not trapped in 90s hip-hop.
I shouldn’t have to say that but people (young and old) are afraid of criticism. This dude is really wack to me. Why does he exist in the rap game the way he does? I’ve been trying to understand for a long time. Granted, I can name a few rappers that are far worst than him. He urkes me for some odd reason. He is the WTF at the dinner table. Don’t eat before you say grace!
Maybe it’s the word play? Maybe it’s the youth? Maybe it’s the affiliations? Maybe wack sh*t is just better. GTFOH! Look, I don’t hate dude. I just don’t see the point of the hype. I can find reasons to justify most emcees I deem wack. Sometimes it’s all about the flow. Sometimes it’s all about the charm (swag for the dummies). Sometimes a rapper just provides a different sound and energy from what’s already out?
With this dude? I don’t know what the f@ck it is. His word play is not new nor extraordinary. He doesn’t have much to say. The production is okay. I mean, what is it? Maybe he represents a certain “I can too” section of the youth, and that’s cool. Maybe I’m not his target audience or maybe I am.
The bottom line is, I don’t have to support it. I try to give every rapper a fair run. I am a Hip-Hop fan with no bias. A spade is a spade. Wack is wack. Some would say, why be negative? If you don’t like it, you don’t like it. Right? No, he is the Tim Tebow of the rap game. There are far more talented rappers who will never receive the amount of hype he has, and that is sad. Mac Miller can continue to hustle. I’m never mad at that, but don’t tell me he is a dope mc. “WE DON’T BELIEVE YOU! YOU NEED MORE PEOPLE!“