Best Lyricist of All-Time

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» Sat Mar 17, 2007 8:26 pm
thought I might as well bump the thread to bring up two relatively unknown artists whose lyrical skills are phenomenal that I just started listening to.

MC Paul Barman - With a masters from Brown, Barman is probably the most educated rapper out there. Along side that, he sounds borderline retarded when he's rapping. But his lyrics, at least the rhymes of them, are brilliant. Whether or not his rapping is enjoyable, he deserves to be mentioned in a best lyricist thread. Almost all his stuff is rare and hard to find, but it's all worth listening to for the humor value.

Louis Logic - A gifted lyricist, who truthfully sounds like a total eminem clone. But he pulls it off with incredibly talented lyrics and songs that often equal the guy he's emulating.
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» Sun Mar 18, 2007 8:55 am
I picked up P.O.S.'s CD, "Audition", and its one of my favorite CD's in a while. The closing track (Audition Mantra) is beautful. True hip-hop; a mixture of lyrical emotion, combined with a beat that's so beautiful, it sounds like a symphony. I'd highly recommend it. Not surprisingly, Slug guest stars and steals the show on a couple tracks.
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» Tue Mar 20, 2007 12:02 pm
Kool G Rap is one hell of a lyricist.

As far as the best right now? I like Sean Price.
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» Tue Mar 20, 2007 12:15 pm
Don't sleep on Tech N9ne's new album, either.

I thought, judging by his Greatest Hits CD, that his next cut would go back to that older, Angellic sound. Not true. If you liked Absolute Power, you'll love Everready. I've been banging this CD since Saturday... and most every track is a banger.
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» Tue Mar 20, 2007 3:23 pm
I just read up on this thread after, for unkown reasons, not noticing it after all this time.

I'll weigh in on some past topics:

Immortal Technique is the best all time.

John Lennon was the best Beatle.

A lot of hip hop is garbage, especially the junk they play on airwaves. In its roots, hip hop is best served by someone like Saul Williams.
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» Mon Mar 26, 2007 1:06 am
Guess which rapper i get to witness on Easter Sunday?

R.A the Rugged MAN!

Anyone heard of him, This guy has a raw flow..

STRICTLY FOR THE UNDERGROUND CATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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» Mon Mar 26, 2007 5:31 am
pawnograffiti wrote:Guess which rapper i get to witness on Easter Sunday?

R.A the Rugged MAN!

Anyone heard of him, This guy has a raw flow..

STRICTLY FOR THE UNDERGROUND CATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Yep. You're right, really raw. Sounds great at times... sucks others. Overall, above average.
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» Sat Jun 09, 2007 11:10 pm
I can't believe nobody's mentioned APATHY, the leader of the Demigodz.

"I spit, to make the mic like a flammable torch
"It's understandable" my mind is a mechanical force
And I'm a cannibal my mandible is chewin' ya corpse
I'm tyrannical, a vandle of intangible sorts
Not a mineral a mammal or an animal, I'm.
Metaphysical, the syllables in critical rhymes
Flows blowin' off ya limbs like invisible mines
Been invincible with rhymes since the biblical times
A warlord with a sword from the Mongul Horde
Speak the tongue of the lord, to bless my vocal chords
They tried to resurrect hip-hop, but faith is gone
So I'll take it over by force like Ghengis Khan
If you say it ain't raw, you better pray to Allah
Cuz I got an arrow that'll travel straight thru the jaw
Got breath control, flow like a ship with a sail
Divine when I spit, like if I sipped from the grail
Cuz I'm immortal"

The other thing that's impressive about apathy is that he can freestyle at a lyrical level that few can keep up with when they're writing.
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» Tue Jun 12, 2007 2:35 am
tHe_pEsTiLeNcE wrote:I can't believe nobody's mentioned APATHY, the leader of the Demigodz.


That's because we've never heard of him. :wink:

Gotta give him a try, tho. Let's see if he's as good as you say.
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» Tue Jun 12, 2007 1:03 pm
TMC wrote:
tHe_pEsTiLeNcE wrote:I can't believe nobody's mentioned APATHY, the leader of the Demigodz.


That's because we've never heard of him. :wink:

Gotta give him a try, tho. Let's see if he's as good as you say.

he's not a guy who packs a lot of substance or versatility into his raps, nor is he that creative, but he can rhyme as well as anybody I've ever heard. I'm not a fan of the gangsta cliche generally, but I get a kick out of his stuff.

His partner Celph Titled (who is entertaining, but nothing special) also has some of the most ridiculous punchlines...
"leave your whole crew shakin' worse than michael J. fox"
"put razors on your feet so you'll cut to the chase"
"tear off your arm and make you get down on all threes"

Him and Celph were offered a record deal with Interscope but they turned it down for whatever reason.
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» Sun Jul 08, 2007 5:11 am
Best lyricist.................Eazy muthaf***in E......
:headbang: :headbang:
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» Fri Jul 20, 2007 12:35 am
Well actually he was one of the gangsta rap artists I could listen to back in the day.

How about The Crest? Anyone like 'em?
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» Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:34 pm
Anyone goin' to the Rock the Bells concert Saturday? It's gonna be siiick!

Rage Against the Machine
Wu Tang Clan
Cypress Hill
Public Enemy
The Roots
Mos Def
Talib Kweli
EPMD
Pharoahe Monch
Immortal Technique
Jedi Mind Tricks
Doom
Hieroglyphics
Blackalicious
The Coup
Murs 3:16
Sage Francis
Sen Dog
Ice Water

That lineup kicks ass.
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» Thu Aug 16, 2007 2:00 am
xbaywarrior wrote:Anyone goin' to the Rock the Bells concert Saturday? It's gonna be siiick!

Rage Against the Machine
Wu Tang Clan
Cypress Hill
Public Enemy
The Roots
Mos Def
Talib Kweli
EPMD
Pharoahe Monch
Immortal Technique
Jedi Mind Tricks
Doom
Hieroglyphics
Blackalicious
The Coup
Murs 3:16
Sage Francis
Sen Dog
Ice Water


:shock:

Damn. That's a freaking great lineup...

To be honest, I'm mad I can't go to one of those concerts. :evil:

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» Thu Aug 16, 2007 7:07 am
xbaywarrior wrote:Anyone goin' to the Rock the Bells concert Saturday? It's gonna be siiick!

Rage Against the Machine
Wu Tang Clan
Cypress Hill
Public Enemy
The Roots
Mos Def
Talib Kweli
EPMD
Pharoahe Monch
Immortal Technique
Jedi Mind Tricks
Doom
Hieroglyphics
Blackalicious
The Coup
Murs 3:16
Sage Francis
Sen Dog
Ice Water

That lineup kicks ass.


:headbang:

Hey where is it at? But damn, its probably sold out already huh? :(

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