For the majority of the rap world, the pool of influences is
composed of a very shallow range of artists. So many will list among
their favorites Jay-Z, Notorious B.I.G., Rakim and Tupac. But artists Astronautalis and P.O.S.
quite clearly stray from those conventions, drawing from a seemingly
widening supply of muses. Really, to strictly label either of these
performers as simply "rappers" does a major disservice to their art
form. Continue reading...
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