Peace to Ryan Proctor of http://oldtothenew.wordpress.com
Interview Taken From Old To The New – Ryan Proctor’s Beats, Rhymes & Hip-Hop Nostalgia
There’s been a lot of talk in recent years about a generation gap that’s developed in the Hip-Hop world between older heads who still adhere to true-school ethics such as creativity and originality, and younger artists and fans who have grown-up with Hip-Hop as a mainstream genre, often placing simple lyricism and shallow materialism before a genuine love and respect for the art.
But whilst there is some validity to that way of thinking, it’s also a very simplified and somewhat distorted version of the debate which would suggest there are no younger artists out there who have anything worthwhile to add to the culture of Hip-Hop, which, of course, is far from the truth.
Meet Nottingham, England’s Juga-Naut. An emcee in his early-twenties who cites the likes of Raekwon and Big Pun as influences, this talented lyricist has spent the last decade working on his craft, cultivating a passion for rhyme that developed at a young age thanks to musical family connections.