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Let's take a trip back into time. How about the '90's? The MCs were golden -- well -- some of them. Party music was relegated to its proper realm. Here lyricism was not overlooked for leaning bars. Hip-Hop even boasted a more balanced kaleidoscope of artists.
Everything was available. Profound MCs challenged thought and delivered penetrating perspectives, while inane (w)rappers spit Dr. Seuss-rhymes; there was something readily available to satisfy everyone.
During that time, two critically-acclaimed wordsmiths arose to earn a timeless legacy. Tupac and B.I.G., will be forever celebrated for their uncanny ability to use their words to provoke feeling and arouse a startling clear mental picture.
Check out the video as those two showcase the now-archaic art of freestyling.
Will the corporations ever allow Hip-Hop to fully embrace its five core elements?