Discussion in 'The Booth' started by FreshAIG, May 23, 2020.
Everybody saying rakim. But I'm hearing cool j
A lot of people can rap. But song writing is a skill. X needed that extra time to improve his writing.
Current climate, that shyt doesn't matter. It's more about beat/vibe/melody
You can tell Rakim was a major influence. Especially Critical Condition
Unstoppable Force sound more like Kane to me.
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this is actually dope
I definitely see the Rakim influence
If DMX never picked up a crack rock he'd be right where Jay Z is right now
Definitely a better MC than a 1991 version of Jay Z and arguably better than a 1991 version of 2pac (rhyme wise)
Who produced that?
it's amazing how pac and X never had actual beef with each other. imagine if both did a track together. that would be something.
DMX did diss Pac in 1996 but I feel like that was a "representing the east coast/trying to get on" more than real beef.
Unfortunately X didn't get his break until a year after Pac died.
This entire thread has told me but I STILL can’t believe thats DM fukking X
I always wondered why X couldn't get a deal till 97 and now i see why. Having your OWN STYLE was CRITICAL in the 90's and him sounding like Rakim/LL did him no due diligence. That's why i preach to these new rappers everyday that having your own style and sounding like Lil Uzi/ Young thug ain't gonna be a good look in the long run. There's rappers today that sound like today's flavor of the month and will develop into their own style, that's what usually happens. You emulate who you look up to. I'm glad X found what he is known for today because if he didn't he'd never stand out. His style is unique and timeless!
Who didn't sound like Kane and Rakim back then? I think I could also hear a little LL in his voice. I'll have to go back and listen to it on headphones instead of phone speakers