Wu-Tang Clan's GZA has written an editorial about what he has called "the lost art of lyricism". However, a better title might be "All Rappers Nowadays Aren't Me" – the piece is a tad egocentric at times.

"I think sometimes most rappers' imaginations are sterile," he writes. "I can write about anything and it will be interesting."

Earlier on he opens with this:

"I'm sure there are great lyricists out there today, but when you look at mainstream hip-hop, lyricism is gone. There are some artists out there that think they’re great storytellers, but they're not."

And then talks about how he hasn't heard the words "MC" or "lyrical" in rap since… whenever. All opinions, really, and nothing that we don't know (people rapping about "gangster stuff", as he puts it; it's not a new criticism) – mixed with referencing his own lyrics? It's an inconsequential pseudo-intellectual autobiographical ramble.

Read GZA's opinion piece over on Medium.