Friday, January 28, 2011
Greatness is something that distinguishes a true artist… They say, champions aren't born they are made. But does it work for Hip-Hop? What does it take to become a Hip-Hop Champion?
Every time artists drop their début album no one really expects a lot from them. If an artist is just nice that will do for critics & fans. Rookies are allowed to make a lot of mistakes before they find their own lane. But maybe that’s the problem?
Hip-Hop is a relatively young culture & it's always been a culture of rookies… of talented rookies tho’. Every rap pioneer was just a rookie of a nonexistent game when he introduced his “invention” to the world. They had no mentors to school them but never the less they succeeded. You'd ask why? Simply cuz they had no right to be “just nice”… they had to be great right from the start & treat every verse like it was their last verse & every battle/cypher like it was their last chance. The competition was so crazy that only chosen ones could survive & those chosen ones had “something” that made them Hip-Hop Champs. 
That “something” is a “seed of greatness” that is destined to grow into a real urban legend. Did Nas need time to find his own lane? Nah, he just put his heart into his very first album & gave the world one of the most classic Hip-Hop albums of all times. And even tho it took him some time to become a heavyweight, “Illmatic” made it clear for everyone that Nas wasn't ya average rapper. 
Some people say that the game has changed & it will never be the same but I beg to differ cuz certain things never change & great will always be great just like wack will always be wack & average will always be average.
Lemme introduce to y'all an up-and-coming New Jerz emcee who goes by the name of Andrew. His music is something breathtaking: so simple & so complex, so real & so surreal, so old school & so new school at the same time… some things never change so great is still great. 
Check out Andrew's song called “Anyone”.
For more Andrew check out his official website & follow him on twitter.

I used 2 ♥ him

Common used to love H.E.R. & I used to love H.I.M. (Hip-hop Is My Muse) ... but true love never dies ... this is my L.O.V.E. S.T.O.R.Y.


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They call me Janus cuz I’m a little bit of every opposition. I’m quiet & loud, happy & sad, cocky and shy, rough & ladylike… but most of all I’m hip-hop. I started this blog to share my thoughts and ideas with the world, so feel free to leave your comments and to holla at me. Welcome to my world! Follow me on Twitter