I hate that hip-hop cliché… you know the one. The one folks use when lauding an artist — established or emerging — for his or her lyrical prowess, finesse, double entendres, ferocity, an so on.
“(Insert name here) is the TRUTH.”
It’s one of those terms that is stamped into the genre’s archives, and despite its veracity, has been misused and abused. Quite trite, to say the least. But today, I’m going against my list of not-to-do’s and not-to-say’s, courtesy of that Fayetteville boy, J. Cole.