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Ghostface Killah Calls Out Young Rappers For Not Knowing Enough Hip Hop History

By Daryl Nelson
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Fresh off his Verzuz battle with Raekwon, Ghostface Killah spoke about the current generation of rappers and how they need to know their Hip Hop History.

"I’m all for these young Black kids getting money and doing what they do," said Ghost in a new interview with Vulture. "But musically, I think that becoming a rapper now, you should know the history. Know now who the Spoonie Gees and Sugarhill Gangs was, the Wu-Tangs and the Biggies, all that. Grand Puba, all these guys. You need to know these people. You gotta add to that. We got bodies of work. Mobb Deep, Nas, Wu-Tang, Jay-Z, we got bodies of work. These days, you might hear one record and don’t even care about the rest of the album.”

"Some of them really got talent,"he added. "You might not be able to understand that talent because that’s not the era you come from, but being an artist you gotta be willing to listen to everything. It took me a while to start to understand these kids and their sound.”

Do you think it's important for young rappers to study the legends? It was something that Cordae also talked about in the past and he explained why it's important for him to do so.

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