Veteran Rapper and leader of the ‘Boys are not smiling’ (BANS) movement, Lord T.R, who recently released his Grabbing Our Destiny (G.O.D) project, breaks down the difference between a true emcee and a rapper.
This was done a while back, but still makes an interesting read.
- A true emcee benefits and manifests his or her own creative style not only from Hip-hop music but other genres
The average rapper bites from other rappers but is not creative enough to come up with his own thing.
- An emcee is politically and consciously aware and will address it in his rhymes, the rapper is politically unaware and does not care enough to put it in his/her rhymes.
- A true emcee is more concerned with making a classic album that will last for years but the average rapper is just concerned about selling millions.
- 4. A real emcee is diverse in his style and flow while the rapper is not diverse, he is always stuck in a particular category.
- Rappers need a lot of marketing/video hype to be recognized, the real emcee is recognized by his skills, lyrics and rhymes.
Ehis Combs Ohunyon is a music lover and writer, follow on twitter @ehiscombs