You could watch this brand spankin’ new Kool Keith video for the single “Goodbye Rap,” which is off the rap legend’s latest album Love & Danger , just to enjoy Rhythm X rubbin’ on some supa thick Spanish mamis or just to hear him get mad deep about the sad state of the rap game over a poignant piano. But you should probably watch to try and figure out if one of our favorite Keiths is really retiring or not…
“Goodbye Rap” by Kool Keith
“Goodbye rap. This song is about everybody involved in hip-hop. People that just came into this business so late. All the DJs that don’t know what they are doing, that don’t know real records. And everybody that think they can rap, wasting time. This song is called ‘Goodbye Rap.’
This song is the last song/ I quit rap, couldn’t find competition/ I threw hip-hop in the garbage/ The rap hall of fame had to pay homage/ While everyone was fat cookin’ sausage/ I was wearin’ ostrich/ Rap ain’t been the same since I had it hostage/ The last song I guess was written wrong/ First class flight I’m leavin’ MCs to fight over who’s the best, I’m gone/ To a secret shelter in space/ An astronaut ready to take off/ Go home to the Bat Cave and take my cape off/ A rock star, still I will shock tomorrow/ Rap went out the door, all MCs cry with tears/ Miss my metaphor/ Inspiration gone now they gotta see artificial tissue on tour/ From the Bronx, true story/ Ask Bambaataa and Kool Herc/ I don’t rap no more/ I don’t rap no more.
That’s it. And the downloaders you get no credit. You destroyed your own thing all over. Remember that. You ain’t really fly. The ciphers… wack. Everybody samplin’ old man records… wack. Everybody tryin’ to collect records… wack. Everybody trying to get up on open mics… wack. All the DJs playing trendy music… wack. Commercial artists trying to collaborate with pop artists… wack. Everybody trying to think they can grow dreads to become hip-hop… wack. Finalists and panelists talking on TV shows trying to judge rap… wack. People that just got into rap yesterday… wack.