"Bars" MC Page Kennedy Puts the Longevity of More Tricks
"I am a rapper from the golden era. I've been doing this pretty much my whole life, so that is what I know. I know that the real talent and real art," the rapper/actor told the DXLive of the crew.
It was a lyric-versus-tricks of discussion in a recent episode of #DXLive, which made it the perfect week for MC/actor Page Kennedy to come through and add a little bit of vision and passion for the debate.
A lot of people are going to know Kennedy from his infamous role of U-Turn on the hit Showtime series Weeds, but when he is not on the screen or on the stage, the native of Detroit is in the post and in your last Straight of the Bars 2 project that offers exactly what the title promises. As for the social media antics, facial tattoos and a Bowling green-hair color, Kennedy has no shade to throw, but he says that is not conducive to your ultimate goal of longevity.
"I am a rapper from the golden era. I've been doing this pretty much my whole life, so that is what I know. I know that the real talent and real art," Kennedy told the DXLive of the crew. "I'm an actor too so if you had a lot of actors and they were all Paris Hilton and Snookie types, you still have the Jennifer Lawrences. That is what is going to last. All of the hair and [facial tattoos and Instagram antics] that is by now. That is going to disappear. I want to create art that 20 years from now you can still listen as 'torn Pages', because the stories, concepts. That's why Shakespeare is still relevant to this day, because they still relate to their stories. I don't want to do something that is a fashion now. I want to have longevity."
The unresolved star returned to the essence of the mixtape with the Ladder Bars of the series, highlighting the importance of the balance of the story arcs of its albums, with some unfiltered lyrical fire.
"I wanted to be different from my album because my albums always have concepts and stories and things like that are in my heart, but the Straight Bars of things is rap," Kennedy said. "I just wanted to take it back when mixtapes came out for the first time, and only jumped on the classic beats. Everyone loves to go and do free programs such