How much do you appreciate lyrics in rap?

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  1. Alexander Props profile image68
    Alexander Propsposted 10 years ago

    How much do you appreciate lyrics in rap?

    I'm writing a hub on this topic and I'm just curious, do you think rappers can't write good stuff?
    How do you compare their lyrics to poets lyrics

  2. profile image0
    kaceybabeposted 10 years ago

    some lyrics are deep and meaningful,
    take eminem for instants he writes about the stuff he has been through in life. his honest about his thoughts and feelings about things (he must know some people are going to hate on him because of this)
    Sometimes its just another way for someone to express themselves (an escape of some sort or another)
    hope this makes sense to you?

  3. lifeinprime profile image67
    lifeinprimeposted 10 years ago

    Perhaps it's that I'm slightly over 50, but I rarely listen to rap.  There are so many talented artists of all genres out there, that I find little interest in music that insults women, civilization, authority, and my intelligence.  The few positive rap songs I've heard, however, have been worth my time.

    Yes, rappers can write good stuff--if they'd take the time to develop a good story.  Those that do are well worth a listen. 

    In today's society, poets need something which catches our ear--not just a jumble of words thrown together.  Time is a precious, rare commodity these days.

  4. chanroth profile image46
    chanrothposted 10 years ago

    The problem why i don't listen to rap music as much because to many procrastination in the lyric. This is why I don't listen to rap music, I rather listen to country or Christian music...if not then...nothing at all.

  5. professionalhub profile image60
    professionalhubposted 10 years ago

    I enjoy songs with lyrics as i am non-native speaker of English.I think We can enjoy more if we understand what the singer is singing.Its very difficult to understand the songs especially in the beginning when I listen to the song for the first time.

  6. Richard Craig profile image60
    Richard Craigposted 10 years ago

    Well being a fan of Eminem, you can't help but appreciate his lyrics.  There are a lot of rappers who just talk about having money and girls but Eminem has so many variations in his songs, he creates a whole story.  His writing will either make you laugh, think or feel or all of them combined, which shows how good he really is.  He is a huge inspiration to the way  write poetry because he is so clever with his use of words and context which I try to emulate in my work.  Sure there may be a fair amount of bad language, but that is a way of expression, which is what poetry is.  I've often thought about including foul language in my work but because it's technically 'poetry', it won't be well received regardless of how much emotion that certain phase could create.  Rap is commonly known as the 'poetry of the streets', and I wouldn't disagree.

  7. seicheprey profile image61
    seichepreyposted 10 years ago

    I think that it depends completely on the artist.  Early gangsta rap, such as Tupac and Bigge (sp?) spoke of life in the ghetto and growing up poor.  Their combinations of sampled music and lyrical images are amazing.  Most of today's rap, with few exceptions, tend to be simple glorification of alcohol, sex, and drugs.

  8. LeisureLife profile image69
    LeisureLifeposted 9 years ago

    That is too broad, because it completely depends on the artist.

    Some rap artists have wonderful lyrics, whereas others, for example Gucci Mayne, do not.

    If the instrumental is good enough, sometimes the lyrics don't matter.

    But that's just me.

    Check out my Hip hop influence hub:


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