Just as important as those who live to create and move forward the craft of hip hop are those that analyze, study and decipher the work of all those talents we enjoy. Adam22 is one of those people. His show No Jumper has garnered over millions of views with some of the most visionary artists of our time.
The importance of having these intellectuals to decipher the works we hear is so we can find deeper meaning, filter out the garbage and find true art. Although at the end of the day, it’s all subjective: art is about connecting and we need to share with each other what we hear, think and feel when receiving it.
"When you look at Peep and you look at X,” he says, “just look at those 2 side by side and tell me those aren't 2 of the most iconic visionaries of our time. They were the people who could change the conversation, the dialogue, advance our culture. I know how I felt about Kurt Cobain as a kid, Tupac as a kid - X & Peep are those kind of people. X's impact is just like Tupac's impact.”
Like Tupac, X’s impact will live on forever. In times when we lose those that have given us the brightest glimmer of hope before leaving us too soon, we have little moments caught in interviews like that of X’s on No Jumper to remind us of their legacy.