The Difference Between An MC And A Rapper
By Yakira Levi
Rappers are the face of a brand, and some don’t care what agenda they portray, or who writes the lyrics, as long as they get paid to perform. MCs on the other hand, view it as a dishonor to perform lyrics that someone else wrote. That defeats the whole purpose of being an MC. If we allow people to taint our culture with their words and negative agendas, we all lose. We must hold ourselves and each other accountable for our speech, our rap, our talk - because our words influence others. Life as we know it was first spoken into existence. Think about it, Mc's are magicians, and the mic is our wand. The words we speak are spells that uplift or bring harm. In closing, the difference between an MC and a Rapper is spirit and intent! Most MCs expect respect, and Rappers expect a check! Which one are you?