You’ll be shocked, when the album is finished, it’s called ‘Mighty.'”
The word “mighty” (and many others) has been a favorite of mine in this space (especially in the past), and I’m particularly fond of the following quotation, from the former White Stripes front man (he’s also been around long enough that I’ve probably missed a couple of hits) Mike Rundle, who wrote the definitive rap guide and was a big fan of the late, great J Dilla:
“Mighty’s a word that gets thrown around a lot, and it’s probably one of the most overused. It has a lot of potential and I’m all in to it — like all good things in life, it’s just got a bad rap. To me, when I write and perform, I’ll be doing the words that I want to say, with some of the elements of the word and with my own voice. I’m not going to be going, “This is mighty! This is mighty!” I’ll be rapping, “I’m a mighty boy!” “Mighty is just a word.” It’s a bad rap. It’s a cliche. It’s a little overdone.
“But one day, there’s going to be those kids who just keep on going, and that’s the life that I’m going to have when I’m 45.”
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