Here’s a short interview clip of Andre 3[stacks] talking the lists they make for the “hottest mcs.”
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“The thing about these hip-hop lists… it’s like, ‘How can you make a list because it’s so many people you leave off that a lot of people may disagree with?’ If you have 10 guys in a room [debating], that’s their list. It can’t be a world list, ’cause it’s a lot of people… I’m surprised Ludacris is never on there — he’s one of the dopest. Black Thought ain’t on there — he’s killin’ a lot of people. Then you got too many opinions. You have people that come up to me in the streets and say certain things. I’m like, ‘Well, that’s their opinion.’
I just say, ‘Man, everybody do your thing.’ I’d rather be #2 and everybody know I should be #1, than to be #1. Then I have somewhere to go.”
I like that he mentions very specifically BT and Luda. The new thing is doing these lists online (which is exactly what sparked this)…but then you’re just getting the opinion of internet nerds like you and i (assuming we both vote…ya see?). I’m with him on this topic…it’s very difficult to get an actual list…the problem is, right now, no one (or few) place(s) mark the population of hip hop heads. It should be a representation of anyone who may have an opinion, ya dig?
Anyways…how about Andre 3000 actually acknowledging Hip Hop! [chanting] NEW ALBUM! NEW ALBUM!….ok sorry.
Peace, and mc love!
I know Red has been into Sky, and i’m sure others digg him on here too so check out the first vid of a series called The Making of the Saving. He talks about how he feels now, The Salvation being his first album, plays a snippet of a track called “The Beautiful Decay” (9th Wonder), talks about his goals for the album, and plays a “For What It’s Worth” (Eric G) snippet.
The 9th Wonder produced snippet “The Beautiful Decay” sounds pretty w/e to me. Sounds like it should have been on a mixtape. “For What It’s Worth” sounds okay…in the same vein i guess. Both tracks sound very hollow to me, which is good because he has a pretty hollow voice so he’s not overpowered, but it gets a bit boring. I like him because he’s a thinker, just predictable is all so.
Peace, and much love.