Too much of a newcomer and too uncool Superstar by Lupe Fiasco (Ft. Matthew Santos)

Lupe combines the last line with this one. They both mean the same things, but the second one is worded opposite of before. An “uncool” person flies under the radar, which is what Gumshoe is literally defined as.

Newcomer and “unschooled to the rules” are also essentially the same thing.

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“Who is your influence?” or “How did you get signed?” Rap Genius Senior Project by Jake Learned 21

These kinds of questions have been asked a million times.

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What I got out of that quote was that writing is a lot like having a conversation with oneself. Rap Genius Senior Project by Jake Learned 21

Writing is kind of a constructed rant to your readers. All about keeping your composure to make sure they get it.

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I was 6 feet tall but felt like I was 5 foot 5 around all of these great editors Rap Genius Senior Project by Jake Learned 21

Kind of alluding to how when you’re around a commanding presence. When I first started I felt this way, but in time I kept working and gained confidence.

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I still have much to learn, goals to reach and articles to write. Rap Genius Senior Project by Jake Learned 21

Not even CLOSE to being done with working hard on this site. The complacent man is the dead man.

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Even the magazine wasn’t going to be in print anymore and its 2013, what will happen by the time I graduate college? Rap Genius Senior Project by Jake Learned 21

The world is moving at a fast pace, and the way we see media is changing all the time. Rap Genius is a good example of how progressive the way we view news, music and anything in life is.

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It wasn’t until I thought about the great chance I had that I started to take it seriously Rap Genius Senior Project by Jake Learned 21

Being 15-16 for most of the project I had my childish (no Gambino) moments where I was slacking off and failing to capitalize on the opportunity I had. I had summer classes, and my teacher said “If you don’t get it, who else will?” and it just stuck with me. The time for being a kid was over it was time to work.

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A lot of my learning comes from learning from experience because I dove right into the situation Rap Genius Senior Project by Jake Learned 21

I had only the couple weeks of blog experience. And was only an active Rap Genius user for about 6 months before becoming editor.

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I haven’t been a great note-taker in my time in high-school but when the time came to interview an artist in person, named Cam Meekins Rap Genius Senior Project by Jake Learned 21

One of the mistakes I made for this particular situation is that I wasn’t ready for it. I didn’t take enough notes beforehand. But I learned from it, and Cam still became a verified artist which is all that matters!

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And him missing in my life is kind of messing with me
I hope this isn't one of those forever things
Fear by Drake

Since Fear was made, Drake has settled disputes with his uncle. On Take Care he raps about this:

Know that I’m your sister’s kid but
It still don’t explain the love that you have for me

Kind of an after the fact thing, but good to see he made the progression.

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