Regnant Best Rapper of the Year, Lyrical Joe, says having lyrical exchanges often regarded as “beef” is not to keep him relevant, but rather to address issues raised by an opposing rapper.
Lyrical and his colleague rapper Amerado have been engaged in a heated rap battle for the past few days churning out rebuttals.
Speaking in an interview with GNA Entertainment, Lyrical Joe stated that beef could have a positive or negative impact on the career of an artiste depending on how he/she handles it.
“Beef can be productive and can keep you relevant if you know how to go about it, but I personally don’t jump into beef for relevance’s sake.
“I do it because there are issues I need to tackle, especially with my opponent coming after me and I have to defend my crown.
“If I was chasing relevance, I would have been beefing all year, but it is just addressing issues at some particular moments,” he said.
He, however, stated thatÂ had to be healthy, especially avoiding any form of physical contact, but noted that it all depends on the lyrics being churned out by the opposing side.
Speaking about his next track, “Superman”, Lyrical Joe revealed that he would feature a surprise artiste on the project, which would be released in the coming days.