Time Travel in 2017

Damn. In the first few days of 2017 Eleyejah found Self time traveling back to 1995, 1996 and 1997 for some #doperaps. #doperaps were found in the Bay Area, Oakland California in the audioscapes of rappers like E-40, Too Short, B-Legit, 3xKrazy, Luniz and Richie Rich. It does seem as if Oakland produced some of the most skilled rappers of the last millenium. Eleyejah is now listening to those rappers, specifically during those three years. The skill is impeccable and unique, E-40 delivery on rap verses is out of this world Eleyejah doubts there will ever be anything like it, this millenium or the next. Time will tell though but its doubtful. Maybe someone in the next millenium or in this one will try to emulate E-40. Its just ill how rap groups like 3xKrazy could skilfully juggle such akward and so many words and fit them in a rap verse, fit them in a bar, into a sentence. That took skill. Nowadays rappers drop about two words per bar to make a verse. As if they’ve got nothing to say, or they’re lazy. So in the first few days of 2017 Eleyejah found Self time traveling back to 1995, 1996 and 1997 for some #doperaps. You see its important to go back into time for inspiration. Very few rappers inspire skillwise these days. Of course they will inspire you to make money, motivate you to get rich and all that, but seldom inspire you to create an out of the world dopely crafted rap, in terms of delivery, style, skill, uniqueness. This millenium has had some #doperaps as well. No love lost. So in 2017 some of us may find ourselves back in time, going to and fro between time portals opened up by music, travelling the audioscapes of the vast musical universe. Peace!

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