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@ people who think rap is spelt Crap/think hip hop is about guns and hoes etc... Watch


    (Original post by BlackVenom321)
    Good rappers are talented, Good lyrics, good flow, abstracts thoughts, the use of excellent metaphors and cool concepts.
    Trust me you've got it all wrong. Anyone can rap, but only good ones deserve credit. Anyone can sing but only singers that write their own songs deserve credit
    Snoop Dogg - 20 Dollars 2 My Name -

    Nothing left to do, but buy some shells for my glock
    Why? so I can rob every known dope spot
    I got 19 dollars and 50 cents up in my pocket with what?
    With this automatic rocket
    Gotta have it to pop it, unlock it, and take me up a hostage

    Outkast - Ain't No Thang -

    I'd do it if I have to
    bustin caps with this a heat and load it clip up after clip
    I'm packin my gauge, if I feel it
    The glock, the gat, the nine, the heaters
    See I be bustin caps like my amp be bustin speakers
    So how do you figure that Big Boi be scared to blast ya
    You 'posed to be quickest draw, but man, I hail em faster
    1-2-3, you need to think about the future
    Before I shoot your ass and dilute your blood with lead
    From my hollow tips, I'll send you to an early grave

    Tha Eastsidaz - Another Day

    How much dirt have I done
    My life has just begun
    I sleep with my gun
    My problems weigh a ton...
    Live by the gun die by the gun

    Big Pun - Brave In The Heart

    I'm from where the guns love to introduce theyself
    Reduce your health, little bulletproofs get felt
    Make way for krill, I don't play I spray for real
    Blow your top with the glock, that's my favourite kill
    Blaze your crib with like thirty shots
    I'm already hot, but my last one is with some dirty cops
    Blow a hole through your ribs just for runnin your lips
    The street's a trip; either you deep or you sleep with the fish

    Notorious BIG - Come On

    I shot dread in the head, took the bread and the landspread
    Lil' Gotti got the shotty to your body
    So don't resist, or you might miss Christmas
    I tote guns, I make number runs
    I give emcees the runs drippin
    when I throw my clip in the AK, I slay from far away
    Everybody hit the DECK

    C-Murder - Constantly 'N Danger

    Bulletproof vest on my chest
    And bulletproof windshields to catch the rest...
    My money bigger, huh, so I got a bigger gun too
    I keep a nine with me, if you want me come get me
    You shoot first... you better hit me
    I keep a close eye on a stranger...
    Cause I'm constantly in danger

    Ludacris - Cry Babies (Oh No)

    I caught him with a blow to the chest
    My hollow put a hole in his vest
    I'm bout to send two to his dome
    Cry babies go home!
    I just bought some new guns my mama said "it ain't worth it"
    But I'm at the shooting range just cause
    practice makes perfect

    2Pac - Five Deadly Venomz

    I got a glock that say 'Pac run the block...
    My gauge gets me... PAID
    As I sit and reminisce about the old days
    Hugging on my AK... getting played, hey ...
    I pop a clip and grip my nine tight
    Now it's on everyday could be my last day
    That's why I blast on they ass as I past let the glass spray

    Choppa Zone by Plies

    better ride with your fire
    stay ya a*s home
    because you in a mutha f**kin chopper zone!
    And any FLAGGIN n**ga live will cut them choppers on.
    cuz you in a mutha f**kin chooper zone!
    Where tha jack boyz hang an where da goonz roam
    cuz you in a mutha f**kin chopper zone!
    Keep one in tha chamber cuz c*ckin it take too long!
    cuz you in a mutha f**kin chopper zone!
    Simply inspiring...

    (Original post by JoeLatics)
    Simply inspiring...

    (Original post by BlackVenom321)
    Surely you must be talking about pop and Rnb music, because rappers write their own lyrics mate. That's what makes them talented unlike the shyt you get off the charts nowadays, where their songs are written for them and all they have is a good voice which they were born with.

    You've never heard of ghost writers? Snoop Dogg's album with 'Sensual Seduction' had songs written by others.

    (Original post by pina.Love)
    people would listen more if the beat wasn't so ****.
    All artists must have the same beat machine/software cos it all sounds the same.

    Listen harder.

    (Original post by Tha_Black_Shinobi)
    Care to elaborate?

    (Original post by JoeLatics)
    Care to elaborate?
    Not really, I think the smiley accurately reflected how I felt upon viewing such a juvenile and obtuse post.I have no desire to defend the genre to you if that is what you are expecting, mainly because I don't give a ****. I love Hip Hop music and my life will be no better or worse whether you share that opinion or not


    I agree though.
    • Thread Starter

    (Original post by JoeLatics)
    Simply inspiring...
    Deep Puddle Dynamics - The Scarecrow Speaks

    'Okay everyone
    put away your boyish desires
    Your buoyant sighs
    Your rolling eyes
    Your lust for roll and rock
    Your lust for getting rocks off with other follies
    All your desires for couch and TV
    Pick up a book, pick up a shovel
    Put down the gun, throw up the fist
    Throw intelligent words in this game of conversation
    Try a new arrangement
    Dollars and sensibility
    Intelligence and ability
    Eloquence and nobility
    Treat your girl like you treat your TV
    How you should use your headphones
    and positive role models
    Try staying home
    Stop trying to prove
    Stop trying to be, stop trying to do
    Just be proof, do, and exist
    Go to college
    Respect your mother
    Look out for your little sister
    Respect no one except yourself
    Treat all others how you expect in return
    Exercise intellect
    If you're lackin pretend
    Call few people enemies and call fewer people friends
    Don't do it for the wealth, do it all for the love
    Love everything you do, and do nothing halfheartedly
    Be what you speak
    Man, never speak on what you be
    Even if you're lost, front like you got a plan
    It aint that hard, but stand if
    you're ready to be a man'

    Gangstarr - Moment of Truth

    'Sometimes you gotta dig deep, when problems come near
    Don't fear things get severe for everybody everywhere
    Why do bad things happen, to good people?
    Seems that life is just a constant war between good and evil
    The situation that I'm facin, is mad amazin
    To think such problems can arise from minor confrontations
    Now I'm contemplatin in my bedroom pacin
    Dark clouds over my head, my heart's racin
    Suicide? nah, I'm not a foolish guy
    Don't even feel like drinking, or even gettin high
    Cause all that's gonna do really, is accelerate
    The anxieties that I wish I could alleviate
    But wait, I've been through a whole lot of other ****, before
    So I oughta be able, to withstand some more
    But I'm sweatin though, my eyes are turnin red and yo
    I'm ready to lose my mind but instead I use my mind
    I put down the knife, and take the bullets out my nine
    My only crime, was that I'm too damn kind
    And now some skanless mother ****ers wanna take what's mine
    But they can't take the respect, that I've earned in my lifetime
    And you know they'll never stop the furious force of my rhymes
    So like they say, every dog has it's day
    And like they say, God works in a mysterious way
    So I pray, remembering the days of my youth
    As I prepare to meet my moment of truth '

    Living Legends - Neglected

    Momma whats wrong with me, I've got a lovely family and friends
    And thats enough to make ends meet **** dividends
    But I be livin' in a lonely ass world
    Searchin' for the perfect woman, not a little girl
    See, they be dressin' all trashy actin' sassy
    Spreadin' em for flashy fast talkers with the cash, me
    I can't compete with that
    I use a beat and raps, to fill the gap within my soul
    But thats gettin' old
    And I be gettin' told told to spit game man
    But to me that ****s lame, I use my mind not a pick-up line
    It's sick how quick they find comfort in a one night sin
    I might end up celibate for the hell of it
    And tell a grip of stories, 'bout how I want a wife
    How they be lookin' nice, but dont be actin' right
    And if you slackin' they might lead you to debt
    Take your last givin(?) penny, the thought makes me stress
    Unless, I find a woman with a strong sense of self respect
    I'll be alone, feending cause I felt neglect

    Sole - Plutonium

    'divided we take our antidepressants and make our appointments,
    let the dolphins die, but who's gonna save the humans?
    i've been to a million cities and they're all the same:
    people laugh and talk the same,
    girls all flirt the same, employees all dream the same.
    love your grid and your comfort zone,
    look out for the white-girl suicide bombers,
    look out for your time or your piece of mind
    or entertainment above the fifth grade level.
    stay ignorant and easily corralled through conservative reforms
    'til we're broke from the half-measures,
    taxed to the teeth to fund the caste system.
    living it up for our stereotypes
    and i know nothing, but at least i know;
    while they vote green and drink their espressos,
    discussing film festivals, all as a write-off. off with your head;
    body loves the dirty work,
    love your job, but it will never love you like an automobile,
    fetuses, peoples, and angels hang the same on the mobile.
    if it wasn't for the blindfold, you'd ask,
    "what am i looking for, living for, breathing for?"
    "who's them? not i, but it must be the plutonium in me.'

    Dont want to ruin this by quoting it..


    Listen to the whole thing, forget the video.. a very chilling tale.

    Atmosphere - Caved In

    'The door opened, in walked my brother
    Terrified, teary-eyed, I'm wide open
    Only to hear our father died
    It's not true, I'm hopin'
    I need some air, I'm chokin
    Get me off this ride, where's life goin?
    Feelin' I'm lost, I'm frozen
    Suspended in mid-traumatized state
    Why I'm chosen for this fate? I don't know
    Head shakes back and forth emotional
    Unsociable, not speakin'
    Remainin silent, cause I'm weakened
    Deep inside I'm freakin'
    Want my father back, I need him
    Why's God cheatin?
    Takin' half the two that gave me life
    My mind replaces thought, now no longer can I sleep at night
    Not feelin' right, insecure, now what's my future lookin' like?
    Ain't dealt with death before, age 11 and can't take no more
    My hands on the floor cause my stomachs feelin' sick and I was mad at the Lord
    Because he took him all too quick that day
    On his way to pick me up, he never made it
    Blamed it all on myself, therefore I dwelled in self-hatred
    On a path called destruct, many thought I wouldn't make it
    I hate it, the way I feel, but I just can't seem to shake it
    Somebody take it away, this mad situation
    My world is breakin' and I feel I'm 'bout to cave in'

    You were quoting one style of rap about big ego and agressive delivery rather than social, cultural or political reference or intelligent wordplay.

    You could do that with any genre.. 'metals all screaming *insert screams* this is crap *insert crap*

    Notably, I recall Seamus Heaney(nobel laureate, literature, 1995) being asked if there was anyone around whom he considered "lyrically exciting", he mentioned Eminem, a statement with which I completely agree.

    I haven't read all 7 pages, so he may have already been mentioned; but if not, I treat you all to Eyedea.

    (The written lyrics are not all accurate on this)

    (Original post by Ribbits)
    I haven't read all 7 pages, so he may have already been mentioned; but if not, I treat you all to Eyedea.

    (The written lyrics are not all accurate on this)
    Very anticon-sounding. Is it?
    • Thread Starter

    (Original post by Profesh)
    Very anticon-sounding. Is it?
    Cant remember if Eyedea has anything on Anticon but he does feature in tunes with people who do.

    (Original post by Tha_Black_Shinobi)
    :facepalm2: loool. Man said garage. Does this bus have magical properties to transport you back to the early 2000s when UK garage music was still being made?:rolleyes:
    ah condescension - the ever useful tool of the TSRian - i couldnt give a toss if garage was still being made or not - i still think its crap

    (Original post by silverbolt)
    ah condescension - the ever useful tool of the TSRian - i couldnt give a toss if garage was still being made or not - i still think its crap
    I don't think you get what I'm saying. I was merely pointing out that you don't know what you are talking about seeing as you most probably haven't been hearing garage music on any buses

    (Original post by silverbolt)
    ah condescension - the ever useful tool of the TSRian - i couldnt give a toss if garage was still being made or not - i still think its crap
    I'm 2 days late replying. But do you honestly think your opinion on hip hop counts if you cant even distinguish it from garage?

    If you dont even know what something it, you'll have a pretty significant problem in trying to have an opinion on it
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