Posts in Category/Tag: Lyrical

Lupe Fiasco – THOT 97

March 10th, 2014

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Summary: Lupe is baaack! …and yes he can still rap.
About Artist: People may think Lupe has fallen off but I beg to differ. After his 2013 track SLR 2 which I posted on GregsHipHop last summer I would say Lupe his back from his more experiment electric grunge rock stuff to back to spittin that lyrical fire that he is so famous for. Lupe Fiasco is a old timer in the game by now and is respected as a lyrical genius with classic albums Food and Liquor and The Cool under his belt.
About Song: This title of the song is a play on the New York radio station Hot 97. It is part of a recent slew of track’s that Lupe has release online with the hashtag #Drogas. This is my favorite one of that batch so far.

Favorite Part:
Just check out the lyrics (with their meaning) here on RapGenius

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THOT 97 Lyics (via RapGenius)

Lupe Fiasco – SLR 2 #Summer2013

October 11th, 2013

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Summary: #Summer2013 is a recap of the songs that made the summer of 2013 one of the best ever. Lupe gave this response to Kendrick Lamar’s diss track “The Control”
About Artist: Lupe Fiasco is an icon in the Hip Hop landscape hailing from Chicago, known for his amazing lyricism and representing the ‘positive’ side of hip hop cutlure..
About Song: This summer Kendrick Lamar spat what many perceived as a major diss to almost all other rappers in the game on a track called Control (with Big Sean and Jay Electronica). The internet response was huge with many funny memes, intense debate, remixes and responses. My favorite was this Lupe Fiasco response.  It makes me so happy to see Lupe back actually rapping AND spittin it soooo hot.

Favorite Part:
Well surprise surprise it’s all about the lyrics. Lupe’s lyrical style changes throughout copying/mocking the trademark style of lots of different rappers.

Highlights below…

Lu the boy, too Bruce Leroy to destroy               <- Lu is just getting started
Doo doo beat like two T-boys with one freak one me
But I can DP like it’s three more
Three rewards for me or me or me or me or me or me
Team me is like meat eating animals meeting a meteor
Dinosaurs, I’m fine with all kinds of wars        <- starts building
Knives and swords, lions, tigers bitin’ boars
Lightening striking Viking hordes                    <- building more….
Fighting heightened, violence soars                 <- ahhh
[German-sounding nonsense]                            <- ahhhhhhh lol
That was Adolf, reacting to my new shit
Translation: how come he can’t be as evil as Lu get?
Well that’s cause you ain’t Lu, bitch”  (1:12)


“I ain’t matchin’ them in platinum
But I’m rappin’ like I’m flames
Like smackin’ them in the back of him and my antonyms is on ‘cain     <- Niiiice
And my heroin is on metaphors and my metaphors is on brains       < –   Ohh ya
My left foot is in LA but my right foot is in Spain
Now we all heard what he said, but what he said means we dead
And that shit is insane” (2:20)

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SLR 2 Lyrics (via RapGenius)


J. Cole – Forbidden Fruit (ft. Kendrick Lamar) #Summer2013

September 28th, 2013

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Summary: #Summer2013 is a recap of the songs that made the summer of 2013 one of the best ever. Born Sinner was one of great albums this summer with Power Trip, Trouble, and Crooked Smile, Niggaz Know being some of the great songs on the albums.
About Artist: J. Cole was a freshman in the rap game not that many years ago but with his diehard following he continues to climb to new heights. J. Cole is known for his storytelling style and quality albums. Kendrick Lamar, new king of the west coast, stayed hot this summer with songs like How Many Drinks, Robin Thicke’s Give it 2 U, Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe (with the Jay-Z feature) and his diss track Control (ft. Big Sean and Jay Electronica).
About Song: Crooked Smile (ft. TLC) should probably hold this spot since it was a Born Sinner track that got considerable airplay but I just like this song was better. Forbidden Fruit is the third single off of Born Sinner but we’ll see how successful it is.

Favorite Part:
The intro with Kendrick singing “oh no” at 0:09.

The bass line throughout the song.

The adam and eve apple concept.

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J. Cole – Power Trip (ft. Miguel) #Summer2013

September 28th, 2013

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Summary: #Summer2013 is a recap of the songs that made the summer of 2013 one of the best ever. The lead single off of ‘Born Sinner’. Check out the other three Born Sinner songs Trouble, Niggaz Know, and Forbidden Fruit that I posted(sorry I didn’t like Crooked Smile enough to post).
About Artist: J. Cole was a freshman in the rap game not that many years ago but with his diehard following he continues to climb to new heights. J. Cole is known for his storytelling style. Miguel is a an R&B singer who also hit the stage in a big way this summer with songs like Beautiful, Come Here and How Many Drinks.
About Song: While this single was released in Febuary the Born Sinner album was released the same day as Kanye’s Yeezus on June 14th. This summer was really a summer of great albums and Born Sinner was one of them.

Favorite Part:
Nothin in particular stands out in this song. I do like Miguel’s “Would you believe me if I said I’m in love…”

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J. Cole – Trouble

July 1st, 2013

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Summary: J. Cole at his best
About Artist: J. Cole  is about 4 years in as a mainstage artist after being the first artist to sign to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation. He has a large hardcore following and this song might show why. He’s got the lyrical chops and can really tell a raw story in his songs.
About Song: This song is off of J. Cole’s sophomore album Born Sinner and I can’t for the life of me understand why it’s not a single yet.
Favorite Part: Yes, I’m a sucker for gospel singing in hip hop but I also love J. Cole’s story telling and his delivery in lines like
“But I’m back on track, jumpshot wasn’t that good
Couldn’t sell crack but I rap good” (2:31)
I can’t lie though the woman singing in the background around 2:46, and the choral chorus and Especially that outro I do love.

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Trouble Lyrics (via RapGenius)

Busta Rhymes – #TwerkIt (remix)(ft. NIcki Minaj)(prod by. Pharrell)

June 15th, 2013

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Summary: WOW. Don’t worry about who the artists are just turn those speakers alll the way up.
About Artist: Busta RhymesNicki MinajPharrell.
About Song: This track dropped June 6th and is a remix of a Busta Rhyme’s only version that dropped as a single in early May.
Favorite Part: Holy f-ing shit this song is so good. I can’t believe Pharrell does the Daft Punk album and then has this goin at the same time. The beat is sooo sick. And Nicki Minaj finally brings it so good in this song. And Busta rydin the beat all Jamaican like that. This song has all the pieces and I love it!

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Twerk It Remix Lyrics (via RapGenius)

J. Cole – Niggaz Know

June 14th, 2013

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Summary: It’s been a minute but I’m back and I got some GREAT songs in the pipeline.
About Artist: J. Cole is a fairly recent newcomer to the game but has already become of the most respected rappers around. His debut album Cole World, released by Jay-Z’s Roc Nation, was met with critical acclaim. I’m not a the biggest J. Cole fan ever but he is definitely legit and I would agree that he is one of the best doing his thing right now.
About Song: This song is a bonus track off of J. Cole’s upcoming sophomore album Born Sinner (due out June 18th). This song really proves why J. Cole has the hardcore fan following that he has. J. Cole’s lyrical ability, and personal raw story, is on full display on this track. And he produced the track? dayyum.
Favorite Part: I just like how J. Cole tells a story in his verses. The chorus is good and soulful, but his line after line after line type verses are what really make this song something great.

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Niggaz Know (via RapGenius)