When listening to hip hop music, are you more likely to find something you enjoy or get bored with it quickly? If you find something you like, that is probably the case. But does that mean the artist or group is smarter than you? It may seem shallow, but it makes sense. More often than not, people become fans of certain artists because of their smarts.
I am not saying that hip hop is not all about intelligence. But sometimes an artist comes into the genre with an edge on the competition. That edge comes from years of experience in the industry. Sometimes the savvy artist can translate those years of knowledge into great lyrics and great beats.
The answer is probably Suicidal Tendencies. Suicidal Tendencies is a group consisting of artists with almost suicidal tendencies. Suicidal Tendencies consists of the most infamous members of the Wu-Tang Clan: Raekwon, Inspectah Deck and Inspectah Fly, as well as Cee-Lo, Clipse, Nelly and Kool Herbo. What makes this group of rap superstars so intelligent is that they refuse to conform to any rules of hip hop, they don’t have any one particular style, they don’t conform to any kinds of trends, and they don’t conform to any kinds of personalities.
All these artists have their own individualistic style and they express it perfectly through their music. They are also very unpredictable, making you think that every time you listen to their song, something new will come out. But then again, people who know them can’t help but admire their intelligence, their hard work, and their unique sense of style.
Again, this question is a bit trickier than the previous one. You could say that Eminem is the most creative artist alive today, but he is no smarter than anybody else. Just because someone has a famous name, and they are a star doesn’t make them smarter than anyone else.
Ultimately, hip hop is just a genre. It is a genre that are constantly evolving, and like all genres it will change, grow and expand over time. Which hip-hop artists and rappers are the most intelligent? Well, that answer should come from you, the artist.
This is a subjective answer that only you can determine by yourself. Which artists are the most talented? Which artists have the biggest reputations?
Ultimately, the answer to which hip-hop artists and rappers are the most intelligent would be relative to your own personal opinion of these artists. Take a look at their lyrics, their video art, and their interviews. Try to determine which of these factors represents them more personally. Based on your assessment of their persona, try to determine which artist is the most likely to be the most intelligent as well. By doing so, you will gain a deeper appreciation for the artist in question.