Since rap has basically reached pop status, is it acceptable for a rapper in 2015 to have co-writers, ghostwriters, and writing teams just like pop artists? It's basically accepted in every genre, but rap seems to be different in that way. There are two sides to the debate: One side: What matters is what the final product is, and what's coming out of the speakers. It doesn't matter who did what, as long as the end result is dope. The other side: We expect rappers to be authentic, to keep it real, to have skills and showcase them. What's an emcee without their rhymes? What do you think? We put it to our writers to discuss. Read the roundtable after the jump.
It's been a good year for Fredrick Tipton, or better known to his fans by his stage name Freddie Gibbs who recently dropped the expected Piñata album alongside California's own Madlib. But what's an album release without a tour to back it up? Which brings the Indiana native to Toronto for a highly anticipated performance inside The Hoxton Sunday, October 26, 2014. Gibbs has been hailed and recognized for his hardcore rap abilities and not holding back when it comes to his lyrics, so expect a show full of mind provoking dialogue and limitless boundaries. This will certainly be one show catered directly to fans of rap and he's just trying to make music that makes the meal, no recognition! For full event details and ticket information, take a look after the jump!
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