Rap is a music genre that has evolved over time into one of the most popular forms of music the world over. And to excel at the rap game requires style, a way with words and lyrics, verbal gymnastics, ability to entertain, and many other skills. So who has the best rap game? Who has done the most for the craft? Who has had the biggest impact on our hearts and minds?
The King of the royal family of rap, Jay Z has took rap from the hood and into the boardroom. His music and his empire has taken Rap to a whole new level.
Jay Z built an empire
Jay Z was the first to move from rapper to proper business mogul, giving new visibility and power to rappers who were now no longer "just" the talent.
Distinctive flow, semi-autobiographical lyrics, and a true storyteller, Biggie took rap places that we didn't know it could go. He made the complex sound smooth and easy, difficult technique never getting in the way of the music.
Biggie was a storyteller
Biggie used stories and semi-autobiographical material throughout his music, so listeners didn't just enjoy the rhythms but followed along in the narrative journey.
His lyrics and style caught the ear of Dr. Dre, and soon would redefine what we were all listening to. Often shocking, Eminem had us questioning free speech and decency through his music.
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