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In my mind, there have always been three distinct camps of rap artists:
1) Rappers who know they’re funny but remain 100 percent credible. This is where the three Bigs – Pun, L and Notorious – lounge for all eternity.
2) Rappers who think they’re funny but aren’t. I’m looking at you, all album skit writers ever!
3) Rappers who aren’t trying to be funny but, to me, often are.
This third camp is an important part of what makes my artform enduringly fascinating. Here are some prime examples.