What does “versatile” imply in rap? Does it have the same meaning when used in a normal setting or does the meaning change when applied in the urban vernacular?
More or less, the term retains much of its meaning. “Versatile” implies adaptability and flexibility. It is often a compliment used to describe a rap artist that is capable of rapping in different genres, techniques, styles, and more on high levels. Eminem, Kanye, Jay-Z, Drake, and more are said to be one of the most versatile hip-hop rappers in the world.
“You must be a rap god. Your skills are so versatile.”
“I guess Eminem has the most versatile skill set. I mean that is what happens when you survive different generations of rap.”