Which version of “Hyperdrive(!)” are Devin fans more fond of? This or the original from Ziltoid the Omniscient?
I’m more partial to the version on Addicted myself, because of the cleaner production, the key change, and Anneke’s beautiful vocal work (Devin’s is amazing too, don’t get me wrong!).
What do you guys think?
He has entire songs dedicated to issues such as:
Pursuing one’s dreams (individuality) instead of chasing cash or material items
Think about what ideas have been perpetuated throughout hip hop culture for the entirety (or at least a majority) of it’s existence. If you aren’t familiar with much hip hop, I can help you out a bit here:
Romanticizing drug addiction (not just marijuana, but the serious ones, like crack/coc, dxm/promethazine, etc)
Perpetuating homophobia under a veil of hypermasculinity (through slurs, mostly)
Perpetuating the idea that self-worth = how much cash/how many nice things you have (cars, clothes, chains, etc)
Racial injustice has generally been a subject in the forefront of hip-hop culture, for obvious reasons.
He’s easily the one of most socially progressive MCs I’ve ever heard, and a lot of these songs actually get regular airplay ON THE FUCKING RADIO!! What better way to get these messages out? But it still isn’t good enough for you fuckers?? Why!?!? How could it be any better??? If he weren’t white? What the fuck kind of logic is that, really, though?
Why does it seem like it’s “cool” on this site to hate on the mackeralmoore? He’s one of the few (popular) MCs I know that lyrically embodies the social ideologies so commonly associated with these so-called “”social justice warriors”“..
Oh but he’s white and likely cisgendered so it’s not good…
WE GOT RAPPERS LIKE KENDRICK LAMAR WHOS GENRE IS REAL CONCIOUS RAP, MACKLEMORE WOULD HAVE HIS ASS HANDED TO HIM IF HE WVER TRIED KENDRICK IN A RAP BATTLE YET MACKLEMORE IS WINNING ALL THE AWARDS WHEN HES JUST A STEP ABOVE MEDIOCRE HIS PRIVILEGE IS PAVING THE WAY FOR HIM PPL LIKE KENDRICK ARE A MILLION LEAGUES ABOVE MACKLEMORE YET HE WINS ALL THE AWARDS IT REALLY DOESNT MAKE SENSE TO ME
You obviously have no idea how mainstream media/music works do you??? And what does this have to do with lyrical skill? If you want to watch real raw battle raps, go watch King of the Dot.. Hip hop is not 100% about lyrical skill man; it’s also about what you have to say. If the most lyrically talented MCs were the ones making radio music, you’d be more familiar with names like KRS-One and Immortal Technique; not Kanye West and Jay-Z.Besides, Kendrick is one of the most popular MCs out there right now… You hate the Icky Mickeyman just because he won some award that means literally nothing, when another artist didn’t? Have you even listened to any of either artist’s songs that aren’t singles?
2.3/10, think before you reply next time, okay? And replying in all caps just makes you look like a goof, fyi