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(Original post by Blátönn)
I understand what he is saying *, it's that he is saying it without any vestige of eloquence or artistry.

*As for archaic and unconventional forms of English I actually did my 3rd year thesis on Langland, so it's not like I have difficulty with comprehension.
It's ironic, then, that you're being rather archaic in attitude towards Common's way of "talking over music" as you put it. Language changes everyday, as I'm sure you know. In the context of the music and beat, his own upbringing and surroundings, his way of rapping is appropriate. If you were accustomed to this type of music, you'd probably understand what he is saying between the lines.

Of course, if Common were a 15 year old girl from Kensington (random example) doing the same thing, then it would be ridiculous. Context changes everything.

Eloquence and artistry are both rather subjective, so if you think that he is neither of those things it is pointless for me to argue otherwise.
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(Original post by lm_wfc)
lol. you also gtfo.

Immortal technique cockbuffers can get off their high horse aswell please.
lol at you, I listen to real hip hop, you go listen to your **** kanye crap
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(Original post by Blátönn)
I understand what he is saying *, it's that he is saying it without any vestige of eloquence or artistry.

*As for archaic and unconventional forms of English I actually did my 3rd year thesis on Langland, so it's not like I have difficulty with comprehension.
If you're so desperate to hear rap songs spoken in a middle class way (which is completely hypocritical of the lyrics) try this cover of GrandMaster Flash's 'The Message'.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JX6lDU-kJU0

Its still a good cover though.
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lol at you, I listen to real hip hop, you go listen to your **** kanye crap
Oh, i thought you were joking.

Did you listen to OP's link? Kanye just produced it.

How was that MC ren song 'real'? Please give some more examples on your real hip hop.
To me, be is about as real as it gets.
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One of my most favourite album intros ever.

(Original post by Earsnot)
this is hip hop. rap is different.
Only to elitist ***** like...



























me.
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And now -

I defy the critics of this thread to listen and dismiss the following songs:


Probably a better exhibition for Common's poetical ability.




To Blátönn - regardless of whether this song is 100% accurate grammatically, Wordsworth took English Literature at University level, so don't underestimate his dexterity.



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and


'cos the video's funky.
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(Original post by taheki)


K'naan - In the Beginning http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQvNJvHSKPc

Best rap song I've heard..
fantastic recommendation right there man i love it! Such a beautiful song :yep:
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People on TSR can be so closed minded
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I think a bit of the hatred of Hip Hop has some very subtle racist undertones there
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