“Beach Chair” was the moment JAY-Z finally let go of his youth, marking his journey into the philosophical elder statesman we celebrate today.
Among the metrics with which we differentiate MCs, this one claim may be the most telling. At the very least, it’s worth talking about. Here’s why.
“You seem unquestionably bored out of your fucking mind,” which, yes.
Here are five noteworthy examples of rappers running back the formulas of their biggest hits.
50 is the new 30.
“I could imagine raising children on this music.”
“Show & Prove” is a testament to the camaraderie that helps push emcees to greater heights.
You have to listen to understand.
To date, Donald Glover is the only man on Earth who has mastered both.
The licensing checks are a bit more reasonable.
The greatest behind-the-scenes content preserves fantasy without doing a disservice to creators.
“Offer anything you can of your value without any expectation of getting something in return.”