Okayplayer Asks NYCC Fans For Their Favorite Rapper's Superpower
Okayplayer was in the building this weekend for the 2017 New York Comic-Con where geeks, nerds and hip-hop fans alike gathered to wax poetic about the culture.
Taking place at the Jacob Javits Center in midtown Manhattan, New York Comic Con brought thousands of cosplayers, gamers, comic lovers and hip-hop nerds out to show off their costumes, hang out with friends and geek out on all the newness.
Hip-hop is a global phenomenon these days but there are people who are just coming around to connecting the dots between hip-hop’s culture and its roots in the comic world. From characters such as MF Doom with his Doctor Doom mask to members of the Wu-Tang Clan with their comic-inspired surnames (Tony Starks, Johnny Blaze) — hip-hop and comics have developed new worlds of inspirations just from merging creativity with items that kids in U.S.A. grew up loving. Who doesn’t want to be a superhero? And when you are — why wouldn’t you want hip-hop to be your theme music?
As MCs, producers, comic book lovers and the like traded comments and items during this past weekend’s New York Comic Con — Okayplayer asked these colorful individuals about their favorite hip-hop rappers, what their superpower would be and who would make for an evil archnemesis.
Watch their responses in the video above.