Was just listening to I Play Dirty - Krept & Konan and it got me thinking. Who are the best lyricists in the UK? I'll start:
Krept and Konan (and even Yungen) have crazy ability with their plays on words and puns. I personally think Konan's better than Krept.
Lowkey can paint a real picture in your mind. Even if you don't agree with his politics and views, you can't deny he has talent.
EDIT: From some of the first few posts, I notice the HUGE potential this thread has. It was supposed to be about the underground rap and grime scenes but the more we explore different genres and time scales, we can see that there are potential loads of great lyricists the UK has produced.
Who are these people? What makes them great lyracists?
Remember: "Lyricist" is different to "Artist". For example: people would say Snoop Dogg is one of hip hop and raps greatest "artists" however Eminems' ability with words makes him a better "lyricist"
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Going to jump in the deep end and say Oasis. Lines from their songs are always stuck in my head!
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Edit: Morrissey before his solo career. Lyrically he's still good but he's not at the top of the game like others e.g. Los Campesinos!, The King Blues, Bright Eyes etc.
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On the very day I die
The very last of my desires
Is that you take my broken body
And commit it to the fire
And then when the fire is finished
Scrape the ashes in a tin
Take them down to London’s drinking reservoirs
And throw them in
And then specks infinitesimal of my mortal remains
Will slide down 7 million throats and into 7 million veins
And I will creep through their capillaries to the marrow of their bones
And they will wake to bright new mornings and then wordlessly they’ll know
That I remain
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