After leaving the taping of the Cyphers for this year’s BET Awards, the big homie Skillz had a few choice words about what he witnessed. Claiming he “never thought it was possible to lose that much respect for that many rappers in one day”.
When asked exactly why he lost respect for some of his counterparts on this particular day, he replies, “Because none of them came there prepared.”
“Well, I can’t say none of them, but a lot of them didn’t! he says, choosing his words with more intention. “Watching some of that sh*t was sad. I watched two particular rappers who are all over the blogs, mixtapes, radio, and magazines stop and start their verses over 64 times!! 64!! I stood there and counted, yo! Between the two of them, they started over 64 times!! We talking 16 bars, yo! And I don’t mean they messed up at the 14th bar and started over. You f*cked up at bar three! I mean, damn, did you write the verse??? Watching that sh*t was sad, ‘cuz let the web tell it, you’re the new hot kid on the block. But, what I saw didn’t represent that at all. I don’t know. I expected more, I guess. Like, know your verse. Come prepared. I felt bad for DJ Premier. He had to sit there through that and remain professional,” he recalls.
Interesting (and sadly somewhat expected?). During his convo with AllHipHop, Skillz continues on about today’s generation of hip hop, blogs, being honest with your music and his future in the game. All of which can be read here.