The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place - lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good - so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Week's Rapper: Lil Chris
This Week's Subject: Young rappers; Lil Romeo; Lil Chuckee
Ask A Rapper: Let's do this: list the six best rappers that are/were under 15. It doesn't matter if they're not 15 anymore, only that were once rapping when they were under that age. For example, Lil Bow Wow from 2001 could make it. Bow Wow from 2011 could not. Got it? Great. Go.
Lil Chris: Lil Romeo had a unique flow and kept it positive. He's one reason I decided to jump into the music industry. He was someone speaking out for the kids.
Lil Bow Wow had a unique flow and kept it positive. He showed us kids that anything was possible. He was only three-years-old when he got discovered and has been doing big things every since.
And Astro from [the television show] The X Factor. Man, this dude is dope. De definitely has potential to be the one of the hottest hip-hop artist out. I have tons of respect for him and wish the best for his career.
Those are just the best three off top of my head, that I really listen(ed) to.
AAR: What's the best song Lil Romeo ever had? Because we're of the inclination that it's none of them.
LC: In my opinion, "My Baby." But that's just my opinion.
AAR: How much do you hate people mentioning the awful Lil Chuckee when they talk about your music?
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LC: Wow, I find this funny considering I had a conversation about him last night. But nobody's ever mentioned me and Chuckee in the same category.
AAR: Your song "My Girl," who did you write that about? Because our little sister seems to think it was written for her. Thanks.
LC: "My Girl" wasn't about a particular girl, considering the fact I'm single, it was just something that I thought would attract a crowd my age.
Follow Lil Chris on Twitter at @thareallilchris. Give him and listen to his music too.