Detroit own Royce da 5’9 left an unprecedented stream of tweets, speaking out his truth about hip hop both as art and the industry.

The Bad Meets Evil MC is well known for his exquisite lyricism, and he brings his craftsmanship even onto social media. His short messages are offered his unique and insightful observations and hit the nail on the head every time. You should ask your grandma to cross-stitch them and put them on the wall. Like this one about the public perception of Nas’s music:

There’s nothing wrong with Nas beat selection.. Y’all just difficult…

And here is the powerful testimony about the impact Jay Electronica made on Royce and younger hip hop artists:

Jay Electronica toured for 10 years and just did accapelas… Hov let that nigga chill in the red until he was ready and then he gave him 6 verses for reassurance… Y’all criticized that.. That shit almost converted me to muslim.. Look at Griselda

By the way, Royce is very precise about using correct words for correct concepts. On his “Lupe&Royce” podcast, he explained the difference between musicians and artists. Now he insists that an “artist” doesn’t work in Fifty’s case:

don’t you dare call 50 an artist… He’s a multimedia Mogul with great ideas and a short fuse…

There is more up on Royce’s Twitter, and they are worth your time to read.

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