The Lyrical by Jelani Lateef

Sometimes I scratch my head and wonder, when did hip hop change? It was once this beautiful creation – an expressive art form that delved into the heart of what mattered in the world. The lyrical word play was a sonnet for the troubled youth and for the working man. Hip Hop knew our struggles, our world, our lives. Now, it’s a complete mess. Conscious rapper from Chi-Town Jelani Lateef speaks the truth and shows it well on how hip hop has devolved in his visual “The Lyrical.” This wordsmith greatly highlights the ill form of what this once exceptional art from has diluted to. Even though the majority of hip hop is trash, Lateef is one example of the few diamonds in this genre that are still out there. Check out the video below.

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