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What do you think is the most important thing to read/study as a rapper? (besides rap)
Poetry? Philosophy? Books about pop culture?
Despite being praised for my writing, I can't help but think that the most accessible medium of art to reach the most demographics is rap. Writing prose, in certain situations, can lead to insular environments of undeserved praise and essentially, mental masturbation. On the other hand, rap critics can be relentlessly harsh, as they range from professional music critics to the average nignog.
pic related, one of the GOATs that /lit/ would probably like