It can honestly be said that this single has resuscitated hip hop as we know it (within the past decade). It will be interesting to see in days to come who within the hip hop community responds lyrically to Kendrick Lamar’s “challenge”. Though his verse was tight, Jay Electronica’s verse was my fave.
Those who love hip hop- those who love music understand that this is a turning point in millennial hip hop.
This track is a battle cry that will insight artists to elevate their skill level. The old heads like Mos def, Talib Kweli and perhaps even Eric B. & Rakim would be proud of the next generation CALLING FOR renewed strength in the fatally wounded genre.
Perhaps we will be blessed with the talented conscious rappers that have been run underground by mainstreams torture of the once authentically raw art form. Wouldn’t that be sweet!?
We shall see….