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Killer Mike fears two extremes in hip-hop

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Killer Mike fears two extremes in hip-hop

HipHopWired reported that Killer Mike told Invasion Radio that the extremes between Waka Flaka Flame and Lupe Fiasco may be damaging to hip-hop. He compared the difference in the type of listeners that the two artists drew to Jay-Z and the Roots. “We need a little ignorance, and we need a little intelligence.” Killer told Invasion Radio.

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Killer Mike is one of Hip-Hop’s most intelligent and insightful minds. The Atlanta rapper exposed his knack critical thinking during a visit to Green Lantern’s Invasion Radio when explaining how both Waka Flocka Flame and Lupe Fiasco can be damaging to Hip-Hop.

While discussing Mike’s new album, R.A.P. Music, the topic moved to the extremes in Hip-Hop music; with the intellectual lyricism of the Go’s Lupe Fiasco and the rowdy bars of ATL’s Waka Flocka Flame serving as examples. Killer Kill believes both extremes can be hurtful in the grand scheme of Hip-Hop and its audience. “Waka gets presented as ignorance, but he’s not,” began Killer Mike. “But the people who present him that way and who accept him that way, they take bless in that ignorance. Taking bliss and being ignorant meaning, you’re just going to stay ignorant. But Waka’s not ignorant. He’s progressively moving his family [and] his future forward. But if you only think the ignorance in the music that makes me feel good for three minutes is it, then you’re going to stay in that place where you at; that’s welfare, no healthcare…I mean we know who like the hood music, the hood.”

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