When it comes to rap music, abysmal record sales often start with abysmal records. Though a few bright spots do exist (Kanye, we see you), a barrage of bling-obsessed studio thugs has made the rap landscape look mighty bleak.
While a return to the golden age may be a rap purist’s pipe dream, the state of hip-hop affairs can certainly be improved.
With that in mind, we present The Top 10 Things Every Rapper Should Do Before They Start Rapping:
1. Read the dictionary. That doesn’t necessarily mean emulating Malcolm X and going cover-to-cover with it. Necessarily. But some time invested in expanding your vocabulary will be well-spent. This way you won’t end up rhyming “handle” with “weather” and “hood” with “hood,” or “new shit” with “new shit” and “sun” with “hundred.” At the very least, consider setting up a word of the day alert at Dictionary.com. Continue reading “10 things every rapper should do before they start rapping”