Committed to page, I write a rhyme
Sometimes won't finish for days

from Yasiin Bey – Hip Hop Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Mos talks about struggling with his art form and his writing, and talks about writing and rewriting his rhymes on looseleaf pages. This kind of focus on rapping-as-writing was more common in the mid to late 1990s; it contrasts with the modern trend, popularized by B.I.G. and Jay-Z, of claiming not to write on paper at all, but simply to construct a rhyme on the fly in a few hours during the recording session.

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