Sunday, November 11, 2012


So I think you definitely have to study some of the people that are considered to be legends, and great lyricists, and great rappers— study and do your homework and brush up on your history. You gotta know what it is to be a great MC in order to do it—you gotta hear it, you gotta feel it. Kool G Rap Kool G Rap is a legendary MC whose complex rhyme style and vivid street imagery have influenced a whole generation of MCs. From Eminem showing his respect to G Rap in his Grammy acceptance speech to Jay-Z citing G Rap’s greatness in his song “Encore” (“hearing me rap is like hearing G Rap in his prime”) to being named as a major influence by the majority of the rappers interviewed for this book, Kool G Rap’s standing as one of the most influential and skilled MCs of all time is indisputable.