• DON'T transcribe the performance

from Rap Genius – Contributor Guidelines Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

There’s a difference between the song and the performance. When a rapper is in a booth, he’s performing. Some adlibs don’t need to be transcribed because they don’t need to be annotated!

Unless they’re funny or add to the lyric itself (meaning you can break it down) don’t transcribe adlibs

Examples:

(laughter)
(Uh)
(Yeah)
(Uh-huh)

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