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(Rime magazine, 2003)
“Stone-gorilla-face-technique” and “No blink. No movement. No expression” sum up Banks’ rapping pretty effectively too. Ive heard people say in the past hes the lyrical one, well if thats what people really consider lyrics then I completely understand why Waka would be proud he aint got none.
Speaking of which, Plies put a tape out recently that is really good. Yup – Plies.
My preconceptions about certain styles of rap are eroding at a pretty fast rate these days, to the point pretty much the only people left I can laugh at are the Lil’ Carmine-style smart-dumb cats and boring as fuck ostrich-heads that are fluent in brail. Mocking people for their accents and on the surface-“ignorant” content & rhyme styles is usually just condescending anyway.