Rakim Talks About Rappers Retiring

Rakim Talks About Rappers Retiring

    Recently Lil Wayne said he planned on retiring by the age of thirty-five, now rap pioneer Rakim talked about what he thinks of hanging up the microphone for good. Rakim feels that rappers should aim to stretch out their careers like an r&b artist. "Yeah, I think what's happening is, rappers are becoming, especially for people that love a rapper, rap and hip-hop come to party," Rakim explained. "You can't just put it down. It's not like sports where you know, you lose a step. You can lose skills in rapping of course, but it's a little different man and I think sitting back and watching the R&B genre, you got, at any awards show and you see brothers like Al Green come out and tear it down. It's longevity in R&B and I think if it's done right, to an extent, I think we can have a little longer gevity in hip-hop, it don't just have to be a young music anymore." [Rakim – Talks About Rappers Retiring – Watch Here]

     "You got people like myself, I'm in my 40's now, early, early early like real early. I just touched 40, but still, I don't plan on stop listening to rap anytime soon and I don't plan stop rhyming no time soon and it's that tug-of-war with the fans. Every time you see the fans or go to a show, they're like 'Yo, do another album,' so it's like that love between the two, the fans and your music. I think we should stretch out our age limit as far as hip-hop 'cause if that's the case, I think when brothers grow up they just want to leave rap entirely and listen to other genres of music so I think there is room for a little mature sound of hip-hop, for the older, grown and sexy, whatever you wanna call it." [Rakim – Talks About Rappers Retiring – Watch Here]



Rakim – Talks About Rappers Retiring

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