You just had to make it a popularity contest. Between a mainstream idol rapper and an emcee. This has been a publicity stunt for YG.
Might as well have that kid that B-Free shat on come on next and win the damn thing.
Iron. Must. Win. (I don’t see CJamm winning against Iron… Iron’s more rawwwwwwwww than two fuckers going rawdog in the back of a ‘69 Ford).
He’s the only hope left.
Ok. The kid has a good voice. Unique delivery. Money? I guess? He’s got a good deal.
What does he lack? Rhymes, flow, multisyllabics, imagery, storytelling, etc etc. All the technically difficult aspects that make a true emcee. (and also why Masta Wu being on the show makes me puke)
Rat tat tat tat. Rat tat tat tat. Slowing things down, speeding up rhymes… that isn’t flow. Flow is how you play with the beat. It’s not BPM or anything to do with the speed of your words. Flow is how you enunciate, how you play with the words, twisting it, curving it (think YDG, Iron, San-E in particular) to shape the song line by line, word by word.
Rhymes. My god this show has been the WORST in terms of rhymes. Particularly internal and pattern rhymes that are the pride and joy of any true Korean hip hop fan. P-Type, MC Meta, Nachall, Huck P, B-Free… those guys would just…. dlfak;dslfas;lasfjsa;djfjlasjf;asldf
Storytelling? No need to go further than Defconn’s “Seoul City Deep Cover”, in particular Dconn and Born Kim’s verses, and Defconn’s “소멸”. CHILLING is the word that comes to mind when storytelling is done right.
No need to go on about the genre shit. discoveringkoreanunderground has written about it before.
Naturally… I still watch the show because it gives gems like Snacky, Iron, and Zizo a chance to shine. Still.