not sure who submitted this.. but i’m hoping it’ll magically pop up after i post it. whoever it was, got mad love for you. thanks for poppin’ our submission cherry. & dope ass tat, btw. daps. ✊
Sofles is raw, and this video by Ironlak is bomb. Society of the Spectacle.
When everyone talks about dope technical emcees, Pharoahe Monch will undoubtedly get a mention. Shit, these days Tech Nine will get a mention. Maybe even Eminem.
But I always feel like Gist of Gab, much like Percee P, doesn’t get the respect he deserves. This dude has been consistently dope for years and his flows are always impeccable. Not to mention versatile.
I understand Blackalicious get a lot of love as a hip hop duo, but Gift of Gab is never mentioned when it comes to naming good rappers. I’m willing to say that, if he put in the effort, he could out-rap 99% of emcees rhyming today.
I know he leans heavily on gimmicks (Alphabet Aerobics, Chemical Calisthenics etc.) but his gimmicks are mostly great and he was doing it years before Mac Lethal took the internet by storm.
I don’t even like all of his songs, but as a talented emcee he’s sorely underrated and needs to be shown more love.