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Did a rap about Cam Newton

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Just google Brother Ali....

Clicked on whatever song came up first on lyrics link...

got this...

Took him almost to the end of one breath to talk about himself.

Pure poetry. He is a regular TS Elliot

Okay, tell me if you can decipher this jay-z lyric.

Dark Knight feeling, die and be a heroOr live long enough to see yourself become a villain?I went from the favorite to the most hatedBut would you rather be underpaid or overrated?
Not all rap is terrible, people seem to dismiss things they can't understand.

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I'm eclectic, I'll listen from anything to Jay-z, Kanye, Frank Ocean, Kendrick Lamar to The script, OneRepublic, The fray, Alabama Shakes, Daughtry, Adele, etc... because I know all music usually has a meaning or a message behind it.

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Okay, tell me if you can decipher this jay-z lyric.Not all rap is terrible, people seem to dismiss things they can't understand.

You think thats deep? Ripping off an idea from a movie and putting it into spoken word? Is the bar set this low now?

Read this, and tell me if you don't see a huge yawning chasm of poetic quality...

The Soldier

Rupert Brooke

If I should die, think only this of me:

That there's some corner of a foreign field

That is for ever England. There shall be

In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;

A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware,

Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam,

A body of England's, breathing English air,

Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home.

And think, this heart, all evil shed away,

A pulse in the eternal mind, no less

Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given;

Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day;

And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness,

In hearts at peace, under an English heaven.

Really, it is night and day.

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most music of most genres has terrible lyrics. rap is especially bad because most of the people claimed to have good lyrics would fit in very well in an 8th grade poetry class.

but it doesn't really matter, honestly. there are only 1 or 2 musical acts i've ever listened to specifically because the lyrics are amazing. it's not the sum of the experience.

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You think thats deep? Ripping off an idea from a movie and putting it into spoken word? Is the bar set this low now?

Read this, and tell me if you don't see a huge yawning chasm of poetic quality...

The Soldier

Rupert Brooke

If I should die, think only this of me:

That there's some corner of a foreign field

That is for ever England. There shall be

In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;

A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware,

Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam,

A body of England's, breathing English air,

Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home.

And think, this heart, all evil shed away,

A pulse in the eternal mind, no less

Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given;

Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day;

And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness,

In hearts at peace, under an English heaven.

Really, it is night and day.

I honestly don't. It depends on who is writing it and the overall vision or message they are trying to convey. That was an awesome poem though.

How does this sound to you?

My issue isn't televised, and you ain't gotta tell the wise

how to stay on beat, because our life's an instrumental

This is physical and mental, I won't sugar-coat it

You'd die from diabetes if these other niggas wrote it

And everything on TV just a figment of imagination

I don't want no plastic nation, (dread) that like a Haitian

While you motherfugers waiting, I be off the slave ship

Building pyramids, writing my own hieroglyphs

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You think thats deep? Ripping off an idea from a movie and putting it into spoken word? Is the bar set this low now?

Read this, and tell me if you don't see a huge yawning chasm of poetic quality...

The Soldier

Rupert Brooke

If I should die, think only this of me:

That there's some corner of a foreign field

That is for ever England. There shall be

In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;

A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware,

Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam,

A body of England's, breathing English air,

Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home.

And think, this heart, all evil shed away,

A pulse in the eternal mind, no less

Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given;

Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day;

And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness,

In hearts at peace, under an English heaven.

Really, it is night and day.

See, his meaning behind it went waaaayyy over your elitist head.

Jay is using Dark Knight(Harvey Dent) as an example, Jay is saying had he died at the height of his career like 2pac or Biggie, who were claimed heroes of hip-hop after their deaths, his legend would have grown, but the more longer he lives, the more haters he attracts...so he's now witnessing himself become a villain.

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music is dead... simple and plain.

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I'm convinced now that more then truth is at stake

Where people create language that pretends to communicate

Euphemisms are misunderstood as mistakes

but its a bi-product of the ghetto music we make

From an extroverted point of view I think its too late

Hip Hop has never been the same since '88

Since it became a lucrative profession there's a misconception

that a movement in any direction is progression

Even though of the potency of it lessens

big money industries writing checks to suppress the question

And nobody gives a fug no more, no one goes to the book store

ever since the confluence of Moore's Law

But I stay in the lab, like Niels Bohr

and his son Aage, Edward Lorenz and Leo Szilard

Lyrically I took rap music and turned the knob

to the right full throttle and added panache

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