The GOAT rapper (Non Debatable)
Lol @ you guys coming in ready to downvote
OT: Aggressive Preachiness<
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQFDB64dPac#t=76 What is she talking about? Aggressive Preachiness< I...
Plug.dj Part 3
We making it back to 20 again, join!http://plug.dj/rg-27/
Battle of the South: Scarface vs K-Rino
Who’s king of the south?
Rakim and Linkin Park "GUILTY ALL THE SAME" Have you guys heard the song yet :D?
In my own opinionated statement any HipHop/Rock fan should definitely check It out and enjoy the music...
Greatest extended Metaphors
I need to know about these? And what exactly are these? Like this:http://rapgenius.com/Dr-dre-forgot-...
OT: Homophobia Is Bigotry
REAL TALK Homophobia is bigotry. If you are homophobic, you’ve probably got a slew of reasons as to w...
What New Features Do You Want To See On Rap Genius?
Something you fee would make the site a lot better
RIP - 17 years ago
17 years ago this legend died. RIP to one of the best rappers that ever roamed the earthhttp://www....
Thoughts on Jay´s behavior?
Doing everyone dirty: When X was about to release his album as an executive he took vacation and it di...
Rapper with the best hair?
Who do you think has the best hair in rap history?
Why do you rap?
No lengthy body here because the subject says it all. I’m interested in knowing RG, why did you pick i...
SDVG is freakin wierd
Okso I was stating my opinion about 2pac on some thread. And some twelve year old said 2pac is shitty ...
Rapper March Madness (Final Four!)
And then there were four… Seed #1: Eminem vs. Rakim Seed #2: Nas vs. 50 Cent You know the drill…beg...
Most Powerful Lyrics Ever in Rap.
I’ve been trying to think of some powerful quotes that are in rap songs. My favorite one so far is:
“You know it’s funny when it rains it pours
They got money for wars, but can’t feed the poor” by 2pac on Keep Ya Head Up. Get At Me.
“in my mission is to be more than just a rap muscian, the elevation of todays generation if i could them listen”– Unconditional love by Tupac shakur
“ The message I stress: to make it stop study your lessons
Don’t settle for less — even a genius asks-es questions
Be grateful for blessings
Don’t ever change, keep your essence
The power is in the people and politics we address”– Me against the world tupac, (the whole last verse is deep, and in my opinion the best of all his verses)
Suppress the revolution of premeditated scheme
Introduce a drug called crack to us ghetto teens
Got a law for raw niggas now, Playa what it be like
When will niggas see they got us bleeding with 3 strikes
Can’t seem to focus, hopeless
With violent thoughts I wrote this
“Why did the one straw break the camel’s back; here’s the secret/
The million other straws underneath it. It’s all mathematics"
These are some of the most quotable and (probably) the most powerful Rap lines I’ve heard.
Courtesy of Jay Electronica, “Exhibit A (Transformations)”
Courtesy of Nas, “Verbal Intercourse”
I do not know why, but in J. Cole’s “Lights Please”
And ain’t it shameful, how niggas blame hoes for givin' birth
To a baby that took two to make; coward nigga you a fake
Something about the way he says “coward nigga you a fake” is just so extremely powerful to me.
On a similar topic, in Lost Ones when he says,
“Is you God Muthafucka!?”
Again I can’t put my finger on it but those two lyrics are just so tremendously powerful to me. He just sounds so sincerely angry in them about treating a child like that that it gives me chills.
“It’s funny, how on the block, niggas will kill you for cash,
But, never raise the gun and cry out ‘Freedom at Last!’”
- Immortal Technique, “Caught in a Hustle”
“Refuse to be a product or brand, I’m human
Refuse to contribute to the gangster Illusion
Whether I’m number One, Number two, or Number Three
I’m unique and there will never be another me
and there never be another you
be proud of who you are, don’t copy what the others do
they are not superior, you are not inferior”
“they don’t like my rhymes, see my style is like lecture
but I’d rather die, than smile with my oppressor.”
- Lowkey, “My Soul”
“I get bitches"
i’ve never been more inspired in my life.
“what u about on that independent shit
Trade it all for a husband and some kids
u ever wonder what it all really mean
u ever wonder if u’ll find ur dreams”
Kanye “I wonder"
Whole song powerful but I love this part.
“Me my wife and babies we ain’t never made Jihad
We just want to bow our heads to the floor and talk to god
ask him to heal ever blemish from our heart”
-Brother Ali on being stereotyped for being Muslim
Here’s one, expanding on imacp53’s:
“The greatest threat of harm doesn’t come from any bomb.
The moment you refuse the human rights of just a few,
What happens when that few includes you?
- Brother Ali, via Immortal Technique,
“Civil War feat. Killer Mike and Brother Ali”
“I am the American dream
The rape of Africa, the undying machine
The overpriced medicine, the murderous regime
The tough guy’s front and the one behind the scenes
I am the blood of this city
Its gas, water, and electricity
I’m its gym, and its math, and its history
The gunshots in the class
And you can’t pass if you’re missing, G
I taught them better than that
I taught them aim for the head and hope they never come back
I’m glad your daddy’s gone, baby, hope he never comes back
I hope he’s with your mother with my hustlers high in my trap
I hope you die in his trash
I can’t help it all I hear when you’re crying is laughs”
Lupe Fiasco — Put You On Game
Just the fact that this song is in the view of the devil is pretty powerful to me. And I don’t know why but whenever I hear this part it always catches my attention.
“Love…doesn’t need a complicated metaphor…
And sometimes nothing needs to be said at all.
Sometimes a person you with is not your one and only -
So you just fuck with them because you afraid to be lonely.
And when you come back its too late -
So you overcompensate like victims of rape —
Full of self hate.
Lost in the affection to strangers around you -
Instead of the only person that ever gave a fuck about you.
Thought you were happy so you didn’t come check me —
But then when he cheated or treated you incorrectly -
You conveniently realized you could never forget me —
And tried to crawl back in my life unexpectedly.
These are my indictments of those who claim to be righteous -
And leave a trail of broken hearts on their way to enlightment.
But, I cant give into hatred or pass judgment -
Even towards every allusion I’ve been in love with.
‘Cause the heart that betrays itself willingly -
Is like a nation that trades freedom for stability.
Its so seductive to be cold and corrupted and isolated —
Tryin’ to be an independent republic.
But, liberty to be loved on the surface is worthless.
A sacrifice of revolution with no purpose.
Take it from a criminal searching for his redemption.
Cursing at God desperately trying to get his attention.”
- Immortal Technique, “Crimes of the Heart”
“If you’re my brother, you’re my brother but please be loyal,
Comrades for life till we’re deep in soil,
They came to the middle east told us we need royals,
Just ask Mossadeq about BP Oil,
Look at history, the pecking order you will discover,
Nationalize your resources watch your children suffer,
Are you still my brother?
Even if BAE Systems gives us weapons to kill each other,
I strike back at the empire till it falls,
Most of us invest our money in building walls,
Mark the words of the lyricist that’s written this,
Any money that I do make will build a bridge,
This is a battle that many better men have died fighting,
But I hope to give an insight through my writing,
My pen fires at the men who defend liars,
I send fire till the end of your empire,”-lowkey “we will rise”
A drug dealers woe: ‘time waits for no man’ No woman waits for a man with time on his hands (they don’t) Didn’t you know? lord they fearing ye now They hearing ye now Specially when the conspiracy comes down We come down get humble It’s no longer fun now But who gonna hustle to feed his son now?From the cradle to the cage We bring our sons to be be gunned down Our daughters to have more — it’s war