Ed: We are perfectly aware of the fact that this is the second one of the week, let us cook. Take it away, Rap Geniuses.
This week saw some big news in the hip-hop world. Action Bronson (a.k.a. the New York Times‘ favorite rapper) found a record deal via Left Brain of Odd Future, thus causing folks with skinny jeans, Vice readers, and kids on skateboards to spontaneously combust from excitement. Back in the land of lyrics, Common freestyles about the heart, Heems gives us a rundown on what he really learned in school, Dice Raw decries fake thugs, Mikkey Halstead proves that simple and direct is best, and Joell Ortiz breaks our hearts. Below, the lines of the week.MORE ON HIP-HOP WIRED!