Straight talkin’ with Mr. Editorial Column 1


Alex Holt

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This year for the online newspaper I am creating a column which I will share with you readers my thoughts and opinions on various topics. I’m an 8th grader this year, and I have a lot of strong opinions on many different topics including rap. So today I will express my opinion on some rap topics.

Topic 1: Just because you rap fast that doesn’t mean you are a good rapper. I say this because, rappers think they are clever using the same rhyme scheme as Eminem using the “skippity dippity rippity” lines. If i’m being honest THESE LINES ARE ABSOLUTE GARBAGE AND SHOULDN’T BE USE ANYMORE!!!

Topic 2: Not all old rappers are better than the new ones. I say this because, a lot of old heads always say that old rappers from the 80s, 90s, and early 2000s are better rappers than early to late 2010s rappers. I also have something to get off my chest. This youtuber named Hip-Hop Universe is nothing but an annoying old head youtuber and does nothing but criticize all the new rappers. Just because they aren’t the same rappers from the 80s, 90s, and early 2000s, he criticizes new rappers for no apparent reason just because he’s a hater.

Topic 3: Donda > CLB. Donda is better than Certified Lover Boy because I feel that Donda had far more superior features, more compelling and featured themes, and fresh production.

Topic 4: I feel like rappers started rapping because they began at block parties in New York City in the early 1970s. When DJs began isolating the percussion breaks of funk, soul, and disco songs and extending them. MCs are tasked with introducing the DJs and keeping the crowd energized, talk between songs, joking and generally interacting with the audience, Also Rap is a vocal technique that emphasizes rhyme, rhythm, and individual expression. Rap is one component of hip-hop subculture, alongside break dancing, graffiti, and DJing. As the most well-known aspect of hip-hop, rap is one of the most important forms of American popular culture.

Topic 5: I think the first rapper to rap is DJ Kool Heris, widely credited with kicking off the genre. His back-to-school parties in the 1970s were the start of his growing ideas. He used his two record turntables to create loops, playing the same beat over again, and extending the instrumental portion of a song.

I hope you liked my opinions about rap and check back later for my next columns