Why don’t I see Sean Price on your favorite emcee for 2007 lists? I think it’s because he’s just too hardbody for some of you bitchmade rap fans. Sean P doesn’t wear lady jeans with bicycle chain belts and he doesn’t wear tight t-shirts either like your favorite rapper does. As a matter of fact, Sean Price is 180 degrees from your favorite rapper for one reason mainly. He’s a lyricist. In 2007 the only word that is really banned from Hip-Hop is the word ‘lyrical’. It’s been replaced by the word ‘swagger’, as if a real emcee can somehow be boastful over the fact that his rhymes suck. Sean P got that swagger for your dome too. It’s called the business end of his fists. But you don’t hear me tho’.
Sean Price lays it out for you real simple and clear on the track ‘P-body’ from off the Jesus Price Supastar album. Every bar of that track has dude shitting on sucker emcees. Listen to that shit and tell me he ain’t nice with his like he’s the young Mark Breland of the rap game. Then listen to the track called ‘Cardiac’ with Buckshot and Ruste Juxx. Now tell me again why Sean P isn’t on your favorite rapper list.
Look at how many rappers have been as consistent over the last ten years. Understand also that rap fans are as fickle as crack fiends and they will follow almost any trend that the major labels throw down. Sean Price has never chased down a Will.i.am for a track. Even though he changed his name from Ruck, Sean Price hasn’t changed his persona like so many rappers do to reinvent themselves for a changing fanbase. You have to respect that much from Sean P that he hasn’t gone into the weight room, or put on a pair of Vans and tucked a skateboard under his arm. That translates to him not doing the football arena rap shows like Summer Jam here in New York, but instead catching him at a scaled down venue filled with fans that know his entire catalog is just as fun.
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Later this month, Sean Price, Large Professor, Consequence and Ghostface will be among the headline performers at the third annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival. They have five days of free Hip-Hop events scheduled for the fest and the concert on the final day will feature those artists I just named. The first word that comes to my mind when I see that lineup is ‘lyrics’. Here’s a collection of artists that are dedicated to the craft of being emcees. They all have a stage presence to complement their mic skills as well. If you are in Brooklyn towards the end of June it behooves you to come to the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival and catch Hip-Hop’s most hardbody emcee in concert. Holler at me too, since I’ll be in the building.