If you actually heard Hopsin’s songs it’s not about bitching about the past

Listen to Gazing At The Moonlight album
I don’t fucker care about the subject of the song.
I care if it makes sense,it sounds nice and it’s multisyllabic

September 12th, 2011
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LMAO. ooohh i thought he met the country in Georgia — like Valdosta or Hinesville. My bad kissmaes.

And i mean — if you don’t care about the subject of the song — can you really call that lyrical? I mean you can talk about whatever you want and be lyrical as long as you — are original — do it well — have substance behind it. If any of those lack then you can’t really call it lyrically great. That’s why some of Canibus' stuff doesn’t really count because he’s just saying shit with scientific terms and historical references (not in all his songs of course but just for the sake of making this point) and it may be original in the grand scheme of rap but for Canibus it’s not and your just saying nonsense or just randomly bragging then you might as well be rapping about mainstream bullshit because your just veiling it in unnecessary complexity. It’s like if the whole point of your verse is to say your better than so and so. Than just say “I better than you … bitch” and get on with it.

And that’s not to degrade bragadocious Hip Hop. Rappers can brag and have substance to it. Jay Z — Nas — Biggie — GZA are examples.

That being said — here’s some underground names i think you could check out:

DOOM (obviously)
Reks (esp. if your looking for rhyme schemes!)
Del the Funky Homosapien
Royce da 5 9
Jean Grae
Vinnie Paz
Pharoahe Monch

September 12th, 2011

Eminem’s Relapse is him on drugs and killing/raping girls

Pretty random no? But I don’t care! It’s lyrics are GREAT and his flow too!

That’s what I mean

And Hopsin DOES have good subjects but SlimNatey is still in him Pac/Eminem/Big L and no one else phase

September 12th, 2011
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go to wiki put golden era of hip-hop or old school hip hop in click on random names/albums get them AND listen to them. there you go. the net is sweet.

September 12th, 2011

Actually last time I listened to L or Em was liekk 3 weeks ago. Every should listen to Pac every other day.

I bought Raw and it wasn’t that great in its guts. On face value its ok at best

September 12th, 2011
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Hopsin isn’t good enough to be mentioned among the greats, but he sure as hell is incredibly talented, and I love his work. Go back and really listen to RAW, that shit is dope from start to finish. He’s no Eminem, but he’s good.

September 12th, 2011


September 12th, 2011

@Yakuza lol…yea

@SlimScopeY Whatever. All I can say is despite your arguments,not many people agree with you.

P.S. Hopsin’s getting signed in Tech N9ne’s Strange Music

September 12th, 2011
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Blu, Panacea, Murs, The Roots, One Be Lo, Jay Electronica,Aceyalone, many many more

September 12th, 2011


Hopsin has raw talent. But it’s just that, raw. He hasn’t developed into what he could be yet. For some reason, his horrorcore-ish stuff isn’t that shocking, I find it kind of annoying. Hopsin should not be among the top 25-50 lyricists

September 13th, 2011

I am surprised that next to no one has mentioned Nas. Damn. Greatest lyricist of all time (debatebly) in my opinion of course. Also Ice Cube seems to get no love. The greatest gangsta rapper ever deserves to be on this list.

September 13th, 2011
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I’m gonna go out on a limb and say, DOOM will probably never be the greatest rapper of all time, but when it comes to being lyrically lyrical? He takes it.

“It’s a miracle how he gets so lyrical,
and proceeds to move the crowd like an old Negro spiritual”

“In living, the true gods,
Giving y'all nothin' but the lick, like two broads”

“How he catch a phrase, pause, play with it,
Kill it off,
And eat off it for days, kidd-it,

Eminem, Nas, and of course, Jay Elec. are very high up there.

September 13th, 2011
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Depends what you want, if you want punchlines lyrical then listen to Hopsin, Los, Childish Gambino

If you want deep lyrical then J. Cole, Kendrick Lmar

THEN if you want headache lyrical give a listen to lupe

September 13th, 2011

^ I did mention Nas lol

also Hopsin’s RAW album was a classic imo.. also i Laugh so hard at people who say Hopsin is Horror-core
He seriously has real hatred for eazy-e’s wife because she fucked him over so hard when he was signed.. that’s not horrocore there’s real emotion and feeling behind his words.

September 13th, 2011