(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 creditSimply inspiring...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!
@ people who think rap is spelt Crap/think hip hop is about guns and hoes etc... Watch
- 20-12-2010 01:08
- 20-12-2010 01:19
(Original post by BlackVenom321)
- 20-12-2010 01:24
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)
- 20-12-2010 01:47
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.Last edited by Profesh; 20-12-2010 at 01:53.
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- 20-12-2010 02:09
I agree though.
- Thread Starter
- 20-12-2010 02:21
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
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*
- 20-12-2010 02:29
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.
- 20-12-2010 02:45
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)
Last edited by Ribbits; 20-12-2010 at 02:47.
- 20-12-2010 04:35
- Thread Starter
- 20-12-2010 13:57
Last edited by silverbolt; 20-12-2010 at 19:38.
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- 21-12-2010 02:44
If you dont even know what something it, you'll have a pretty significant problem in trying to have an opinion on it