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BlakStaar
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"Best kiddie/teen rapper? Shyheim? Chi Ali? A+?"


  

          

I’m procrastinating...

I bought a cheap early Shyheim CD a few weeks ago when I was in Miami, and it made me wonder....

Who was the best kiddie or teen rapper? Who actually showed promise and wasn’t just a "cute" kid rapping?

Shyheim? A+? Chi Ali? Special Ed? Kris Kross (LOL.)
Probably not Lil Zane, Lil’ Wayne, Lil Bow Wow or Lil Romeo...

Shyheim stands out to me because of his Wu-Tang affiliation. AZ was rapping with A+ and Prodigy of Mobb Deep.

Remember A+Z? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1IFSOuI_qw

I know LL Cool J, Rakim and many others entered the game when they were teenagers, but I’m more interested in the rappers that were clearly teens. Rakim could have passed for a 20-something when Paid in Full came out.

*I haven't listened to the Shyheim CD yet...*

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none of these kids wrote their own rhymes...
Sep 05th 2019
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RE: none of these kids wrote their own rhymes...
Sep 05th 2019
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I don't buy RZA writing Shyheim's raps...
Sep 07th 2019
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A+ even had Canibus writing his rhymes.
Sep 10th 2019
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So we’re just assuming whoever they rhymed with wrote for them?
Sep 10th 2019
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I liked the kid groups back in the day
Sep 05th 2019
3
Da Youngstas
Sep 05th 2019
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RE: Da Youngstas
Sep 05th 2019
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      They also went by Da Illy Funkstas.
Sep 07th 2019
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Of the one's you mentioned, Special Ed.
Sep 05th 2019
5
RE: Of the one's you mentioned, Special Ed.
Sep 05th 2019
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LL Cool J
Sep 05th 2019
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RE: Best kiddie/teen rapper? Shyheim? Chi Ali? A+?
Sep 05th 2019
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Lil Vicious was a reggae dude. But I loved The Glock.
Sep 10th 2019
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Related: An interesting read about what happened to some teen rappers
Sep 06th 2019
10
Shyheim, and it's not even f**king close.
Sep 07th 2019
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Special Ed. Evil Dead. ED
Sep 09th 2019
14

My_SP1200_Broken_Again
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1. "none of these kids wrote their own rhymes..."
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Shyheim had RZA & Ghost writing.. A+ had AZ... Chi Ali had De La Soul & Beatnuts.. Illegal had Erick Sermon/Redman...

  

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BlakStaar
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2. "RE: none of these kids wrote their own rhymes..."
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That’s to be expected, I think. But who was best in terms of delivery, etc.? Oh, and I’m sure at least some of them wrote a little bit. At least that’s my hope....

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isaaaa
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12. "I don't buy RZA writing Shyheim's raps..."
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if so RZA needs to write for himself lol


>Shyheim had RZA & Ghost writing.. A+ had AZ... Chi Ali had De
>La Soul & Beatnuts.. Illegal had Erick Sermon/Redman...
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Shaun Tha Don
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15. "A+ even had Canibus writing his rhymes. "
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Rest In Peace, Bad News Brown

  

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17. "So we’re just assuming whoever they rhymed with wrote for them?"
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Tue Sep-10-19 10:23 PM by Anonymous

  

          

Seems pretty basic

  

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obsidianchrysalis
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3. "I liked the kid groups back in the day"
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Out of them, I think Illegal was the best. And out of the duo, Jamal seemed to have the most promise, although Malik killed his verse on Doggystyle.

  

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4. "Da Youngstas "
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Thu Sep-05-19 04:54 PM by Johnny

          

Da Youngstas were dope


I forgot they did a song with Mobb Deep
They held their own
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufjJhO6BHuQ

  

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BlakStaar
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6. "RE: Da Youngstas "
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Thu Sep-05-19 09:39 PM by BlakStaar

  

          

Thank you. As an early 1990s East Coast hip-hop head, I don't want to admit that I had never heard of them until this post. I'll check out "The Aftermath" soon.

ETA: Whoa... I just peeped the album production credits. Pete Rock? Marley Marl? Primo? The Beatnuts? Sheeit...

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13. "They also went by Da Illy Funkstas. "
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5. "Of the one's you mentioned, Special Ed."
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BlakStaar
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7. "RE: Of the one's you mentioned, Special Ed."
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That's my fav out of the ones I listed! I'm sorry he wasn't as successful as many hoped. Watching his Unsung episode made me a little sad...

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8. "LL Cool J"
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LL came in when he was 16 - he's the tops for me.

Maybe Joey BadA$$ lately?

Lil Fame from MOP?

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9. "RE: Best kiddie/teen rapper? Shyheim? Chi Ali? A+?"
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Lil Vicious...probably the only "Lil" cat I ever dug...

Integrity is the Cornerstone of Artistry...

  

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16. "Lil Vicious was a reggae dude. But I loved The Glock. "
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Rest In Peace, Bad News Brown

  

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10. "Related: An interesting read about what happened to some teen rappers"
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It's a couple years old but still interesting.

Bow Wow and the Curse of the Child Rapper
Bow Wow recently became the butt of jokes for posting a bogus private jet pic, but Shad Moss is doing just fine. Other rappers who became teen superstars haven’t been so lucky.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/bow-wow-and-the-curse-of-the-child-rapper?ref=scroll

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11. "Shyheim, and it's not even f**king close."
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Really wish he had a chance to work with Jay-Z back inna day

Shy had a very specific vibe/energy that's never been recaptured in music, at that age.


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14. "Special Ed. Evil Dead. ED"
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Everybody forgot his albums after Youngest in Charge. Legal and Revelations were great.

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