AMP version
news

Young Guru's "Rappity Rap" Comments Spark Debate From Mad Skillz, King Los and More

This past week, Los Angeles emcee Reason ignited quite the debate on social media after saying Fabolous was a better rapper than André 3000. JAY-Z’s longtime engineer and producer, Young Guru, added to the discussion; admitting he was tired of “rappity rap.” 

“At this point, you gotta say something,” he wrote. “I’m starting to fall out of love with people who rap about how good they rap!!”

Of course, the producer's sentiment resulted in reactions from fans and peers alike. On Tuesday (January 11), after HipHopDX shared Guru’s quote, Russell Simmons, Skillz, and Baltimore rapper, King Los weighed in on the topic, giving their own opinions. 

“I said that 40 years ago,” Simmons offered, while King Los wrote, “Factual.” But Skillz offered an alternate take and said, “I’d rather hear that than a bunch of murder & killing,” which King Los cosigned. Simmons expounded on the topic in a text to DX that read, “Poetry is about the heart — not about the ego.”

Fans also wondered why Young Guru took issue with braggadocious bars but not lyrics that promote gang violence, murder, and materialism. As one commenter wrote, “Rappers, for the most part, stopped bragging about skills and lyrical abilities years ago. But Coke rap and materialism runs criticism free from Young Guru. I WONDER WHY??”

What do you think? Are you tired of braggadocio in hip-hop? Stay tuned for more on this and other hip-hop news. 

WHAT'S NEW

Ye arrives to the arena for the fight between Jamel Herring and Shakur Stevenson at State Farm Arena on October 23, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. news

Is Kanye Jumping to Jumpman?

Regina King and Ian Alexander Sr. attend the 2019 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. news

Oscar Winner Regina King's Son Dead at 26: "My Heart Breaks For You"

Photo of MEAT LOAF, Meat Loaf performing on stage news

Just Blaze Shares That Meat Loaf "Rescued" Him

Lil' Jon during Filming of "Miss You", Aaliyah Tribute Video at Paris Studios in Long Island City, New York, United States. listicles

"YEEEAAAAAAAAH!!!!!" The 25 Dopest Crunk Songs