The Chicago MC, who is known for his exceptional lyricism, published an open letter on Instagram titled “The Haunting.” In his two posts, Fiasco goes into depth about songwriting, gathering ideas from other collaborators and the difficulties of being successful in mainstream music. Here are some notable gems:
Rapping is not an easy thing to do. It's takes years of work and trial and error to master some of its finer points.
The phrase "I'm not a rapper" gets thrown around as if it's a badge of honor. And that's fine. If rap is a side hustle for you or just a come up then by all means may the force be with you. But I know a lot of MC's where rap is the first love and the first thing they think about when they wake up and the last thing they think about when they go to sleep.
The vast majority of rappers will never sell 100 records in their lifetimes let alone millions. But that's not the point, the point is that what pursuing the craft gives us in terms of the intangibles is something that record sales or fame could never represent.
The art form is kept alive and progressive in the activities of the tens of thousands of rappers around the world who are everyday trying to think of that next witty bar. Trying to put that crazy verse together while at work.
Meek Mill struck a nerve accusing Drake of having a ghostwriter and the entire rap world reacted on all sides of the fence because rap is alive. It's active and it feels.
Since Tuesday, Mill wanted to throw in one more jab about Drake allegedly not writing his own rhymes during a stop in Virginia for Nicki Minaj’s The Pinkprint Tour. Besides that, Mill has been silent about the whole scandal, even apologizing to Nicki later in the evening for going crazy on Twitter.
On the other hand, Fiasco’s thoughts on the matter shows his understanding of having a team of creative minds to see an artist make it. Read the whole thing below.
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