Publishing date: May, 25, 2023
If you’re anything like me, you may be attuned to seeing peculiar astrological connections in the world around you in unlikely places. Couple this keen mind full of astrological research with a deep appreciation for music and a finger on the pulse of pop culture and you’re bound to notice things you can’t unsee. What if I told you that behind the success of many legendary rappers lies a common thread of air sign astrology?
Similar to our astrological air sign natives, rap music captivates its audience with its rhythmic cadence, thought-provoking eloquence, and captivating performances. Our air signs—Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius—are master communicators on a cerebral and philosophical type beat. Akin to the quality of air itself, these signs are fresh, free, and liberated, so, naturally, people with air sign influence lean curious, ever-changing, and unique, like a breeze. As an astrology aficionado, I began to notice an interesting cosmic connection between air signs and rappers, specifically focusing on the unique blend of intellect, communication skills, and creative prowess that Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius artists bring to the world of hip-hop.
Don’t believe me? Here’s a list:
Notorious B.I.G. – May 21st
Lauryn Hill – May 26th
André 3000 – May 27th
Azealia Banks – May 31st
Kanye West – June 8th
Ice Cube – June 15th
Tupac Shakur – June 16th
Kendrick Lamar – June 17th
T.I. – September 25th
Childish Gambino – September 25th
Lil Wayne – September 27th
A$AP Rocky – October 3rd
Cardi B – October 11th
Eminem – October 17th
Snoop Dogg – October 20th
Doja Cat – October 21st
J. Cole – January 28th
Rick Ross – January 28th
Kid Cudi – January 30th
Big Boi – February 1st
Megan Thee Stallion – February 15th
Dr. Dre – February 18th
So, what’s the significance of this fascinating link bridging the stars and the mic? From thought-provoking concepts to innovative wordplay, these air sign rappers are cosmic lyricists with an ability to communicate profound ideas through their music that influence their propensity to dominate the music charts.
To begin, it’s integral to acknowledge that hip-hop and the art of rap were created by African-American artists and contribute to the Black rhetorical continuum, the study of culturally developed communication practices that are heavily rooted in freedom struggles and oppression that are expanded through the creative use of language. You can see the similarities between rapping and West African folk tradition centuries before music existed, with story-telling practices delivered rhythmically over drums and resembling more modern spoken word art, and through a plethora of music genres created by black artists such as Blues and Gospel. Many more modern rappers are known for rapping about sociopolitical subject matters such as racism, classism, and police brutality—not to say this in itself is a classification or requirement of rap and hip-hop. With that being said, rap music is a unique and special form of spoken word and it is no wonder that it is dominated by Black artists and air sign astrology.
Gemini: Intellectual Wordsmiths and Daring Creatives
Gemini rappers are known for their wit, curiosity, and outgoing nature. They fearlessly express their innermost thoughts, often pushing the boundaries of traditional rap. Tupac Shakur, Ice Cube, Lauryn Hill, and Kendrick Lamar are shining examples of Gemini artists who have revolutionized the genre. Their music captivates listeners with skillful wordplay that captures nuanced and layered concepts, provoking introspection and critical thinking. Gemini artists use rap as a platform to communicate their cerebral and philosophical ideas which naturally prompts listeners to explore new perspectives.
Libra: Diplomatic Visionaries and Linguistic Virtuosos
Libras possess a natural inclination towards diplomacy, fairness, and social harmony. They are clever linguists who use their words to weave intricate stories and convey powerful messages. Childish Gambino, Cardi B, Doja Cat, and Snoop Dogg are notable Libra artists whose rap verses exhibit intelligence and linguistic dexterity. Libras’ refined taste and idealistic nature infuse their music with artistry and social consciousness, with a notable distinction of having a flare for style and humor that can act as a powerful tool to prove their lyrical theses as masters of communication.
Aquarius: Nonconformist Artistic Revolutionaries
Aquariuses are known for their unique and non-traditional approach driven by a desire to challenge the status quo and create art that resonates with their ideals and do so without creative limitation. J. Cole, Megan Thee Stallion, and Kid Cudi are prime examples of Aquarius artists who break barriers and push boundaries in both their artistry and style. Their music is characterized by the pensive reflection of self and others, artistic innovation, eccentricity, and a desire to uplift and inspire listeners. Aquarius rappers use rap as a medium to express their individuality and create remarkable sonic experiences.
Exploring the Cosmic Divide
While air signs may dominate the rap industry, it is essential to take note of the distinctive qualities exhibited by other astrological signs. Fire signs are naturally more enthusiastic and energetic, with artists like Jay-Z and Nicki Minaj as living proof, bringing a sense of aggression and playfulness to their music. Earth signs may have impressive vocabularies and are typically high-performing individuals, but are not necessarily what you think about when you imagine a high-energy performer—and before you point out that Travis Scott is a Taurus, I’d like to kindly counter-point that he has a fire dominated chart. Water sign rappers, such as Scorpio Drake are perhaps more likely to infuse emotionality into their lyrics or create immersive experiences that you can find escape in, taking you to new worlds with each project, like dreamy and imaginative Pisces rapper Tyler, the Creator.
Every astrological element and sign contribute a unique flavor to the rap landscape, resulting in a rich tapestry of voices of diverse artistry, but I make the case that air sign rappers wield a powerful combination of intellectual genius and creative expression rooted in their unique vision that make them a fundamental backbone of the genre’s evolution as we continue to witness and celebrate the growth of the art form and talents that shape it.
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