Big Boi Feels Hip-Hop Has Lost Its Essence
Newcomers can't freestyle anymore, he claims...
Big Boi from super-group Outkast has recently shared his thoughts on the new artists that have been coming out of the woodwork recently.
The rapper claims that it seems like many of the new hip-hoppers don’t like to freestyle anymore and that hip-hop in a sense has lost its essence.
He told Allhiphop.com: "Let me say one thing about free-styling. There's a new school definition of freestyling and then it's a real definition of freestyling. The definition of freestyling is raps or thoughts off the top of your head, not written down, your homeboy can't say your backgrounds behind you while you say it.
“It's strictly like for me to just go off the top of my head and even talk about the paper that you got. Or you can talk about the skirt with flowers (kicks a freestyle) See what I mean? You can go off into a tangent if you want to? Like, the new style freestyling is just reciting some s**t you wrote. No, but that's what the f**k they doin'. Nah'm sayin? You can do that all day long."