5 Reasons Why You Should Buy...: "Riches, Royalty & Respect": "I Am Very Much The Sh*t As A Legend"
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 5:25PM
[With this week's release of Riches, Royalty & Respect, rap veteran Kool G Rap provides his Top 5 reasons why you should cop his new album.]
1. My Name Holds Weight
I think the first reason is me being G Rap speaks for itself. If you're a listener or lover of hip-hop music or familiar with Kool G Rap's body of work, that's the number one reason for why you should cop this. You should have an idea of what to expect if you're already familiar with my body of work. Even the cats that might not really know about my music when I became a solo act, this is for them too. But if you're familiar with my work already, then you should know what you're going to get on here.
2. Golden Grain
If anybody, and I know there's a lot of people out there, in their late 20's to their 30's and most definitely in their 40's, that misses that grassroots sound of hip-hop or Golden Era, this is for them. The Golden Era really birthed so many different artists. It took hip-hop to the next level. In the beginning, it was really A,B,C,D 'ish. Being an emcee was just about controlling the crowd. Then it started to progress to another level and cats were saying something on the mic. Emceeing became much more than just saying something on a mic. Whether it be about living through the struggle or dreaming big. And then rhymes started getting more complex. That's why people cherish the Golden Era. The craft of being a lyricist really started to become perfected. And then there were so many different artists who came out at the same time. You had the Rakim's, KRS-One's, EPMD's, Kool G Raps and so on.
I think we just gotta support hip-hop in general. Bootlegging and the Internet kind of started taking control of the whole music industry. If you don't support the artist, the people that work hard and get creative production to you, you put people out. It's not worth a producer and artist to put in the work and create albums for you to listen to. If you cancel those people out of the game, then you'll no longer have the music.4. Hustle Hard
I put a lot of hard work into this album. I didn't just do this album just to do it. I didn't do this record to get out of a contract or anything like that. This product and production right here is strictly from the heart.
5. I'm The Opposite That You're In
I'm a very modest and humble dude and not to be cocky or arrogant, but I am very much the sh*t as a legend. It's not just me saying it. If you go back and d*mn near most of the greats have said the same thing. I'm just letting the ones that don't know, know.
You Decide. Will you purchase Riches, Royalty & Respect?
Check out Kool G Rap's new LP below: