Act tough, only projects you been in involve volcanoes and rockets No Concept by Telly 5

It’s funny how some people try to act like they’re hood and what not when they haven’t experienced a life of turmoil or grew up in a neighborhood that faced high rates of crime or violence.

In fact, the closest they’ve been to a project wasn’t even the housing complexes, but the science fair projects with volcanoes and rockets.

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Catch me in the AM doing donuts on my Dilla shit No Concept by Telly 5

I have an 04 Pontiac that I just love driving around campus while bumping the most ratchet, loudest ass music possible.

The line “doing donuts” is also a play on Jay Dee’s album Donuts.

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Because we twins, I hope to collab with Oddisee No Concept by Telly 5

Oddisee is an artist that was born in my hometown of Washington, DC. His lyrics go towards more of an ATCQ feel and he abstains from talking about guns and all that other thug shit and rather raps about his hometown, inequality and other empowering musical themes.

People also say that we kind of look alike.

I’d love to collab with him.

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2Pac with no nose ring, Biggie on weight loss
Anorexic Big pun, Big L from the 8th ward
No Concept by Telly 5

2Pac, Biggie, Big Pun, and Big L are just a few of the many rappers that have had a significant influence in not only my music, but my life through their own music. When I rap, I gain influence from them and try to put my spin on it.

Tupac was known for his poetic and emotional lyrics and his voice, which he commanded greatly to convey a range of emotions, from pure anger to happiness to melancholy. The subject matter in his music also ranged from street narratives to sociopolitical content.

Note how Tupac has a nose ring. 2Chainz said a similar to this.

Biggie was known for his dark and captivating semi-autobiographical stories he told in songs like Niggas Bleed, or Suicidal Thoughts coupled with his smooth flow, which could change in a heartbeat to double time.

At the time of his death, Biggie’s weight was estimated to be between 300 and 380 pounds, so I’m saying that I’m him without the weight cuz I’m mad lanky.

Big Pun was known for his heavy use of alliteration, his technical efficiency, having multi-syllabic and internal rhyme schemes. He passed at 28 of a heart attack. During the time of his death, he weighted 698 pounds.

In this song, I try to pack many syllables per bar similar to how he does and I draw influence.

Finally, my favorite rapper, Big L is the punchline king. Known for his brash and comedic punchlines coupled with his signature end rhymes and compounding, L is known for out rapping Jay Z, causing him to lose his breath and influencing many rappers (though he is rarely mentioned in the talk among greats).

L was born in Harlem. By me saying I’m Big L from the 8th Ward, I’m saying I gain influence from him and take it back to my hometown of DC.

Highlighted is the 8th Ward of DC

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Kill em and skin em after I put some venom in 'em, get em No Concept by Telly 5

Big L said a line similar to this in his Who Shot Ya? freestyle

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A warrior raised on Sun Tzu Rolls Royce Freestyle by Telly 3

When I was younger, my sister gave me Sun Tzu’s book “Art of War when I was like 15 or 16. The book contains 13 chapters each devoted to different aspects of warfare. They even have this dope ass chapter dedicated to using fire in war.

The book has had a huge influence on Eastern and Western military strategies.

One quote that stood out to me while I read that book was “Know thy self, know thy enemy. A thousand battles, a thousand victories.” In relation to writing and rapping, I try to educate myself in all aspects of music both lyrically and socially so that when I write, there is no room for error. It’s a quote that I use a lot because I want my tracks to be without flaw. It’s a fun thing to rap and write music, but it’s also a competitive sport. As a result, you have to think quickly and remain agile both mentally and physically so you perform at your best.

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[Verse 2: Joey Purp] Fear & Doubt by Vic Mensa (Ft. Joey Purp & Kenna)

In this verse, he raps similar to Wayne on the track “Made Niggas” off of the Dedication.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bnyk6bvZgU

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Kick it like Johto, playing Pokemon in Johto
Kanto,
Tanq by Telly (Ft. Camo) 7

I meant to say, “kick it like Judo” (a very milquetoast punchline), but after messing up, I went with it and started name dropping regions in the first and second gen Pokemon games.

Johto (second generation)

Kanto (first generation)

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Mind sharp like Baraka Obama
Combat,
Tanq by Telly (Ft. Camo) 7

Baraka Obama is a portmanteau of the 44th president Barack Obama

And the Mortal Kombat character Baraka

It’s to note that they are both sharp, with Obama being a witty president and having fiery oratory and Baraka having sharp blades extended from his arms.

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I'm being earnest, no cockblock don't want him in way Tanq by Telly (Ft. Camo) 7

I really hate a cock blocking ass person. That shit blows. This is a play on the author Ernest Hemingway (earnest/him in way).

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