The more niggas said they didn’t write down lyrics
The more it started to sound like they didn’t

from Joe Budden – Who killed Hip Hop Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

More and more rappers came out and said they didn’t write down lyrics but rather just went into the booth and spit. Examples are T.I., Young Jeezy and Lil Wayne who have decided they don’t need to bother writing their rhymes down (as it gets in the way of selling cocaine and sipping syrup) and hip hop has suffered for it.
T.I. actually started writing his down lyrics again and as a result made one of the greatest albums of all time. Paper Trail the title and album cover reflects the fact that the album was all written material as opposed to just gettin' in and spittin'.
This does not refer to artists like P. Diddy who just can’t fucking write raps so have to rely on Ghostwriters.

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