All genres of music inherently come with the neverending debate over who’s a better artist, who’s the best, etc. and when it comes to Hip-Hop, I frequently hear/read the same perceived knocks against guys like Eminem, Jay-Z, etc…
“He sucks, he was way better on -insert first album title here-”
“His new shit is terrible, what happened to the old -insert artist name here-?”
“He needs to go back to the -insert early album title here- days”
The fact that most of the comments are directed at re-attaining a sense of the past undermines a very basic human fact; people change…and as we mature, grow and evolve – which are all very GOOD things – our opinions and ideas also start to change to reflect our new growth. It’s nature.
Eminem rapping about screwing underage girls or putting his junk into a tip-cup can (barely) pass at 26 but if a guy who’s now damn-near 40 tries pulling that shit, then he’s just a loser.
All of that said, I think Muhammad Ali really catches the essence of what I’m trying to say here and for that, he gets my Quote Of The Week.
“A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.” – Muhammad Ali
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