Kool G Rap Still Going Strong

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Published on September 07, 2010 with 2 Comments

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Remember when Rakim destroyed Kool G Rap in a battle? No, because it never happened. Rakim wouldn’t have lived to tell about such a battle. Ra once acknowledged Big Daddy Kane and G Rap as two of the MCs he looked up to back in the day.

Here’s the exact quote: “Big up to Kane, he always kept me on my toes, and I hope vice versa. And another brother: [Kool] G Rap. Those were my measuring sticks that I measured myself with. Big up for helping me keep my sword sharp.” In other words, G Rap is your favorite rapper’s favorite rapper.

I’m saying all that to say this: It’s sad that “Sad” and whatever else Kool G Rap plans to release in this age will get lumped in with the other 200,000 random songs springing up on the daily. That can’t be healthy for hip-hop or music in general. I’m not suggesting that G Rap deserves blind adulation on the strength of his legacy. No. I’m saying that he deserves it because he’s still kicking that 8-ball corner pocket rhyme. As long as he keeps going hard in the cut, I’ll continue to check for dude. G Rap and his ilk will always have a platform here until the man shuts me down.

Download: Kool G Rap – Sad

[via Hypetrak]

TRU

Rizoh

Rizoh is the most powerful man in all the lands. He lives in Houston where he earned a BS in Nerf Herding. He's the founder of The Rap Up, the former editor of Roc4Life.com, and is in the Grammy-awaiting band Pervertable Disciples.

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  1. G Rap sounds more energetic than his has in a decade. Looking forward to this album…

    • Agreed.

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