Chuck D: 3rd Verse in Hip Hop Is Useless

Jul 13, 2015, 02:03 PM

On July 14, 2015 Public Enemy will release its 15th album, Man Plans God Laughs. During Chuck D's interview on The Library with Tim EInenkel, Chuck tells Tim why they decided to eliminate the use of the 3rd verse on this album.

We eliminated the 3rd verse....Which I think increasingly as we go in hip-hop the third verse is becoming useless. That's why you see a lot of collabs. The collaborations and remixes are like the NBA. It's like the 3-pointer. To a point, it's like Yes, it's a weapon and then after awhile it becomes a crutch and then after awhile the game just morphs..."

Tim Einenkel's full interview with Chuck D will be heard soon on The Library and also on ANDYOUDON'TSTOP on Be sure to follow Tim on Twitter @LibraryWithTim to keep up to date with all the interviews he is releasing.