DJ Clue Identifies Where Artists Can Improve
A rapper’s method of honing his skills is just as important for some Hip Hop heads as his final product. Many artists have dozens of notebooks full of thoughts, rhymes, and ideas tucked away. Others pride themselves on not writing anything down. Some even go so far as to say it’s an advantage over those who use pens. In recent years, the latter has increased, as artists want to emulate artists like Lil Wayne, who is commended for not writing down his raps. This mentality, however, seems to be harmful to Hip Hop, as suggested by DJ Clue.
The music veteran and host of Power 105.1 commented on Twitter that lyricism is in some ways suffering. Explaining how artists can improve, DJ Clue said, “A lot of these records would be better if these rappers took a pen and pad and wrote their raps down”. He continued, “It needs to be well thought out and not just saying anything. Some of these songs be A,B,C and awful.. TF [weary face emoji][face palm emoji].”
The “dumbing down” of raps has been acknowledged by several people, with one even calling modern Hip Hop “the stupidity era.”
Check out DJ Clue’s Tweet as well as some reactions from fans below: