Age Of Bullying Buries The Rap Battle?
To 50 Cent, the true art of rap has been long lost, and the battles from which rap was born is something that’s now frowned upon. Back in the day, the rap battle was what bred legendary MC’s. Today, many agree such friendly competition is being labelled as bullying. That’s why Fiddy recently explained there’s no longer any substance in hip hop music.
Here’s what Fiddy said to complex music:
“You got a lot of guys that make records and everything’s done for you before you get there. The producer actually made the record. It has a sample playing and a chorus, you did your verse, you have three other rappers that generate interest from different demographics rap behind you and it’s done.
Those records, they’re good too because sometimes those are the things that you don’t have to think about.
You hear it, you go, ‘Okay, I know what it is,’ and you just party to it.
There’s no substance to it that makes you stop and think. It was about being competitive, not just going back and forth arguing with each other. Now they think being competitive is beefing.”