Who is the best rapper that didn't write?

Started by Groovy Tony, Feb 26, 2018, in Music Add to Reading List

  1. Groovy Tony
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    In the sense of a Lil Uzi Vert rapping off the dome not having ghostwriters

    I think Wayne is the best pure rapper who didn't write down raps but Jay Z and Snoop are up there too if not tied with him
     
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    i mean, there are very few rappers who either always write their raps or never write their raps. there's also a difference between jay's process and people who just freestyle. and the truth is most peoples' approaches are a combination of the two: most people write a lot, and then change things in the booth/try things that weren't written.
     
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    It was Wayne or hov but now its Thugger, best lyricist who doesnt write right now would be Ab-Soul
     
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    Ab-Soul is definitely a top tier lyricist but this forum hates him for some reason
     
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    Him and Pusha best lyricists rn. Its not just this forum where he gets a bit of hate, that metaphorical type rap just isnt popular this generation - same reason Wale gets hate for being boring.
     
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    Kool AD's entire style is build around improvisational, stream of consciousness rapping. I don't think anybody else has taken it to where he's taken it.
     
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    Exactly
     
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    Lil B has
     
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    Lil B isn't as concerned with, uh, the rapping part. Him and Kool definitely incubated in the same Bay Rap culture that led them to it though. Very similar styles with different emphasis.
     
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    you really like his stuff that much? i find it....cloying, i guess. i know he’s talented but i feel like he’s got me in a chokehold trying to get me to admit that he’s clever.
     
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    how can you say this when Young Thug exists?
     
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    Probably logic. Possibly Dr Dre
     
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    Wayne pretty much writes. He has a thought, records it and waits for the next thought and records it...etc..I don't see anything special about his process. I'm not sure how Jay-Z does it, but I remember watching a Linkin Park Interview when they made the mash up tape and Mike Shinoda said that Jay pretty much did his verses in one take, but those lyrics have already been laid for his albums.
     
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    a lot of wayne’s stuff from 06-09 is clearly freestyled
     
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    Maybe you know his personality or something, but I've never taken his music to be self important. "Clever" isn't the word I'd use either. He raps like a pothead lol. More appreciative of the form than the function which I would argue is the whole point of freestyle.

    Thugger workshopped that throat clear on RONDO
     
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    you hear how clean his vocals are on all the recent features? :d---: the new high pitched voice style is too good.
     
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    Are you suggesting that he freestyled full songs? Idk, all I know is what I saw from one of his making ofs or something where he showed himself recording in takes...
     
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    I don't think Biggie wrote...which is what made Jay not write.
     
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