What Defines a Good Rapper? Quality, Lyrics, or Both?

Tim Trudeau of Syntax Creative and Josh Niemyjski of Sphere of Hip-Hop talked with Rapzilla about what defines a “good” rapper to them.

“There are certain styles of hip-hop that I don’t gravitate towards…but I can separate my personal preferences out enough to understand, ‘hey this guy is doing a good job’. It fits in a particular context that might be mine but I can respect that and get behind that and I can support that,” said Niemyjski. “I think Reach Records does a really good. It’s not what I particularly listen to.”

Trudeau chimed in and said there are people who have a junky recording, but incredible lyrics. Then there are guys who have incredible quality but are not the best lyricists. He is looking for the people who embody both of those elements and see the importance of quality and the message.

“I just want people to be great at whatever they are going to do,” added Niemyjski.

Watch the interview below:

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Justin Sarachik has been writing about music since 2010 reporting and editing for The Christian Post, BREATHEcast, Broken Records Magazine, and his own blog TheSIBandGuy. When not conducting obscenely long phone interviews he jumps around on stage with his progressive rock/rap band Process of Fusion in Staten Island, NY.

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