” Skanks : Unsolved Hip Hop Mysteries “
If your real nice with your pen game you should be able to stick to a topic throughout the duration of a song….Some dudes are so “scatterbrained out” that they are unable to pull it off..
When people mention KOOL G.RAP as the greatest to ever do it (Which I agree with) they usually refer to his influence on MC’s as far as the gangsterism aspect, but what’s not mentioned enough is that “G” was/is a great storyteller and has the uncanny ability to stick to a concept – line for line, bar for bar, from the beginning to the ending of a song (Erase Racism, Train Robbery, She Loves Me Not, Cars, Road To The Riches, On The Run, and many other songs in his impressive catalogue back up my claims)…..
I’m not implying that you have to approach every song like a lawyer in court, but I appreciate the value of concepts, it enables the material to have more shelf life and demonstrates that you actually put time into crafting your bars…
For example on “Unsolved Hip Hop Mysteries” SKANKS keeps it thorough…Produced by KYO ITACHI cuts by DJ DUKE.