Jay-Z makes the case that hip hop should be viewed as poetry an artists like Biggie Smalls and Rakim should be respected as poets. Jay says if you took the lyrics of Biggie Small, it’s genius work.
I been saying this, and I think most hip hop heads know this and wish they could tell everyone this same ish….Lol I see Hip Hop as like a direct line of communication and is stronger than singing, since rap is closer to speech, which speech is the 2nd best form of communication behind body language.
This reason alone is why hip hop is my favorite genre. Its fusing poetry with dope ass music. also the range of genres it can span is enormous. hip hop can be fused with anything and sound awesome if it is mixed right.
cosign. but i die every time i see that family guy episode where they say “thats like saying rappers are poets” and they cut away to some british-lookin dude in a cabin who says “i aint sayin she a gold digger, but she aint messing with….hmmm who aint she messing with?” lol
top artists should be greatest poets?
Lupe is the best rapper ever then?
Ay Tommy…Out of sheer curiosity i want to hear your explanation on this….*strictly your opinion* and i aint gonna do my normal phukery but what makes Lupe more “Poetic” than anyone else….in your opinion of course…What exactly makes someone a better “poet” than any other elite artist?
Im a big Jay Z fan but this is what i hate abot him/his media interaction. This is the most known thing ever, but NOW THAT JAY Z says it its a big fuckin deal.
Interviewer: “Hey Hov, What do you think about that poop?”
Jay Z: “It smelled bad.”
i agree wholeheartedly
lmao. its not exactly the same but its kinda like people freakin out over Pippen sayin lebron is a better overall player than MJ. shit didnt surprise me at all, if you think the two are best friends you couldnt be more wrong.
O shit its captain obvious….Didnt think that rap was poetry. I thought it was just a bunch of street thugs that rambled over stolen oldies instrumentals (samples)
i agree wit u 2 cuz its way past obvious 2 us TRUE hip hop heads but u gotta realize Jay reach a much wider array of people when he speak..u got dumb fucks who truly believe everything u just said outta sarcasm 2 be fact..im pretty sure those da people Jay reachin out 2 here..alot of em dont see us as bein capable of usin logic beyond a certain extent or displayin intelligence thru creativity..even if dey did open dey minds just a lil bit look at wut is bein offered in da 2 most prominent forms of media today as far as hip hop is concerned..how much of it actually fall into da category of wut Jay described above?
2Pac already said this a long time ago. Why is this even on here when this has been known for a long time already…even before 2Pac.
the fuck is up with them glasses
Yup, been thinking the same way.
lol stating the obvious is needed in these times of the new dumb generation. Fck, he might need to state the obvious twice for soulja boy and lil b.
Pac was a true poet to me.
pac already touched on the rap is like poetry shit.