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The Art of Storytelling


The GZA drops science:

I’m sure there are great lyricists out there today, but when you look at mainstream hip-hop, lyricism is gone. There are some artists out there that think they’re great storytellers, but they’re not. Nowadays there are certain things I don’t hear anymore from rappers: I haven’t heard the word “MC” in so long; I haven’t heard the word “lyrical.” A lot of rappers think they’re hardcore or say they’re from the streets and there’s that thing where they always say, “I live what I rhyme about, I rhyme about what I live.” But you don’t always have to do that. Because for me it’s not about telling the story — it’s about weaving the tale.

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1 Dimelo   ~  Jun 5, 2015 10:28 am

[0] "Science Genius"

The dude is definitely cut from a different mold. Not your normal MC.


2 Alex Belth   ~  Jun 5, 2015 10:54 am

Yeah, he's precise. Love that dude.

3 Chyll Will   ~  Jun 5, 2015 12:59 pm

I'm grateful every time he opens his mouth; he elevates the conversation with his mere presence.

4 Alex Belth   ~  Jun 5, 2015 1:40 pm

3) Absolutely he does.

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