The 1990s were a tumultuous time for Hip-Hop. While the music and culture was becoming a global phenomenon, there were plenty of artists hopping on the bandwagon and making heavy bank with minimal actual rap skills.
Over the weekend, two alleged “best friends,” and struggle rappers, got into a heated argument about who was the better artist (seriously) at their video shoot, which left one of them shot multiple times and in the hospital. Footage of the incident has been released and to say that it’s shocking is an immense understatement.
Struggle rappers are clearly their own worst enemies. Early Saturday morning (August 2), while on the set of their video in the Bronx, two rappers got into argument over who was better, and one shot the other.
Struggle rappers come in all shapes and sizes nowadays. The problem is some don’t even know they fall into this category.
The future of rap isn’t just about topping charts and making hits, there’s also a struggle section. It’s not enough to start at the top and end up in struggle, these days you get just as much press for going the opposite route.
If Hip-Hop fans are honest, they can admit the 1990s was a time of both innovation and supreme levels of struggle rap before the term was coined. Although it was the decade that gave us classics from Public Enemy, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and Wu-Tang Clan, among many others, there were plenty of other acts […]
Back in 1988, Big Daddy Kane rhymed about potentially opening a school of MC’ing (“Ain’t No Half-Steppin.” Unfamiliar? Look it up]. In 2012, Duck Down rapper Sean Price has opened a clinic where the Brooklyn representative gets to train would be MCs in the art of rhyme. However, it seems like Sean P doesn’t exactly have […]
Hip-Hop has blessed us with a legion of talented, awe inspiring MCs. But even more so, it has delivered us a plethora of struggle rappers with weak bars, corny punchlines and God awful flows. Sadly, these wack MCs rarely ever acknowledge the suspect nature of their rhymes or the lameness of their entire “movement.” Keep […]