Posted by Yaki-Jones Saturday, December 11, 2021

Rapper Oneson says 'Show Me The Money' isn't real hip-hop


Rapper Oneson recently gained attention for critically reviewing Mnet's 'Show Me The Money 10.

Rapper Oneson, who has been reviewing the Mnet's popular audition series 'Show Me The Money' since this October, has recently gained popularity for his blunt honest opinions. As the series renewed for the 10th season, the series faced many criticisms including the show has changed to boost someone with connections or focus on someone with attention-grabbing skills, not necessarily finding someone with a hidden talent. 

Oneson's fans say he is the one who captures the essence of the problem and doesn't hold his opinions back. One of his most viewed review videos (shown above) shows him bluntly criticizing judges' decisions. Rapper and a judge of the show, Yeomdda, even left a comment thanking his advice to one of his review videos. 

Oneson commented, "As hip-hop became a mainstream genre, many people came to like the vibes it gives. But I don't think the young generation who first learned hip-hop through this show knows what hip-hop truly is. I wanted to educate them about the genre as much as I love hip-hop." 

He continued, "Rapper is a writer before a singer. A writer who writes and orates. The better it's written the more profound it is. Nowadays, rappers tend to forget that they are writers as well. I believe good writing is good rap." 

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T_Jazz10,688 pts Saturday, December 11, 2021 1
Saturday, December 11, 2021

Yeah and no.

As with any profession, one should study its history. However, with art, shouldn't it reflect the creator's perspective? What I mean is, every Rapper shouldn't mimic Doug E. Fresh. He performed his story his way in his time. Each Rapper has his/her/hir own voice enhanced by his/her/hir own style.

In HipHop's infancy, even before the term was coined, recording artists RAPped and sang. See Michael Jackson, Isaac Hayes, Teena Marie, Blondie... Some singers had Rappers (MCs) deliver their message and hype up the song.

Yet like singing has innumerable styles (or genres), so does rapping. All Rap isn't HipHop and every Rapper isn't a HipHop artist.


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jane561,178 pts Saturday, December 11, 2021 0
Saturday, December 11, 2021

I completely agree with him. Most of the contestants on SMTM are bunch of singers with zero bars. After SMTM5, this show has been on a steady decline



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