“We Playing on a higher game of chess. Once you delegate his bills, who gon’ eff his chick the best?” Pusha T once framed this question while providing commentary on the dog-eat-dog, heartless world of street-living. The art of competition has and always will be one of the underlying currents that keeps the culture alive.
No contest better proves superiority then when two artist of similar ilk compete over familiar themes, beats and samples. The listener then determines whom was able to take that strain of inspiration into produce a better piece of art.
In this CA, compare: Two songs both titled “Alright”; Two songs Both titled “Soul Food”; Three Songs sampling Nina Simone’s Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood; and eight songs sampling Cortex Chanson’s D’Un Jour D’Hiver.
Long Live Hip Hop