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"what artist's lyrics do you identify with the most-"


  

          

(shoutout buddy g)

but his post makes a very very good point abt phonte. i cannot think of any other mc whose rhymes resonate with me more.

i think it's interesting, as a die-hard bt fan. i'd still list him above all else, but *identifying* with the lyrics is a whole different conversation that should be had.

so- expanding it beyond rap- which lyricist from any genre speaks & relates to you the most?

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first one that comes to mind is murs
Apr 06th 2021
1
Kendall Rey Jones (Fishbone)
Apr 06th 2021
2
Roc Marciano
Apr 06th 2021
3
brother ali was definitely the move for some years
Apr 07th 2021
7
dude is a weirdo
Apr 11th 2021
23
      No he isn't.
Apr 22nd 2021
36
Oddisee has always been super relatable to me.
Apr 08th 2021
17
you do know dude pretended to be black right?
Apr 11th 2021
22
      LMFAO
Apr 11th 2021
24
      you do know he wasn't claiming to be a "righteous black man" on the song...
Apr 18th 2021
26
      he told a story in a song. he never claimed to be black
Apr 18th 2021
27
Masta Ace...always has been
Apr 06th 2021
4
Phonte
Apr 06th 2021
5
add Big KRIT too
Apr 22nd 2021
35
Common, Phonte, and Blu
Apr 06th 2021
6
Open Mike Eagle, Serengeti, my id sounds like El-P
Apr 07th 2021
8
Section .80 era Kendrick when we were both in our mid 20s
Apr 07th 2021
9
good one! I'm a bit older than Kendrick...
Apr 08th 2021
10
Westside Connection...
Apr 08th 2021
11
kota is the one hitting for me right now
Apr 08th 2021
12
Yea Kota's dope and relatable for sure.
Apr 08th 2021
13
Thom Yorke
Apr 08th 2021
14
great fucking answer.
Apr 08th 2021
16
      I don't know why a lonely, white guy from England spoke to me so much
Apr 08th 2021
18
Von Pea is the first one that comes to mind for me.
Apr 08th 2021
15
Agreed, good one!
Apr 19th 2021
31
good post...got me thinkin....
Apr 09th 2021
19
earl sweatshirt
Apr 09th 2021
20
i feel this one.
Apr 22nd 2021
32
P.O.S. needs some love
Apr 11th 2021
21
You cosigning a domestic abuser...
Apr 17th 2021
25
      Jeezus.
Apr 19th 2021
29
           Jeez is right
Apr 19th 2021
30
Common
Apr 18th 2021
28
RE: what artist's lyrics do you identify with the most-
Apr 22nd 2021
33
Awesome to see Co$$ (Cashus King)
Apr 22nd 2021
34

mista k5
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1. "first one that comes to mind is murs"
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2. "Kendall Rey Jones (Fishbone)"
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yep

  

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3. "Roc Marciano"
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Tue Apr-06-21 07:46 PM by Anonymous

  

          

j/k

I agree with Phonte.

Oddisee has always been super relatable to me.

Believe it or not, the more cryptic MCs like Lupe and Aesop.

Brother Ali

Mos Def

OC - has always been one of my favorites and I think doesn’t get the recognition he deserves as being one of the first MCs like this and an influence on others like Phonte and Oddisee etc.

  

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7. "brother ali was definitely the move for some years"
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23. "dude is a weirdo"
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He legit has pretended to be something he absolutely is not.

"righteous ass black man"?

That voice he forces?


Nah.

Don't get me wrong, the Brother Ali on that first album who I *thought* was being real? Hell yeah. It was all bullshit.

  

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36. "No he isn't."
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17. "Oddisee has always been super relatable to me."
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indeed

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Rjcc is code for "bitch-ass troll"

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22. "you do know dude pretended to be black right? "
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>Brother Ali
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He is not a "righteous ass black man". He is not "black albino"...that was/is bullshit.


That was all a lie.

The fake preacher voice, the "black" lyrics, etc. A fucking lie.


Dude needs a shrink.


He's just as phony/fake as these fantasy drug dealer rappers.

  

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24. "LMFAO"
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26. "you do know he wasn't claiming to be a "righteous black man" on the song..."
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it was a story he was telling.

  

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27. "he told a story in a song. he never claimed to be black"
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"Win Some, Lose Some" is the song.

  

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4. "Masta Ace...always has been"
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it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

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5. "Phonte"
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Really, the whole Justus League deserves a mention in that regard, but Phonte especially.

Evidence.

Later career Scarface.

Tribe, especially Phife.

  

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35. "add Big KRIT too"
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6. "Common, Phonte, and Blu"
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Obviously the content I don't identify with so much as their general dispositions, our experiences have been quite different lol.

But I agree with everyone who said Phonte because he does just seem to literally tell us all about his growth on every record, whether through his MCing or his singing. That Foreign Exchange commercial w/the girl listening to each of their albums as she grew up really resonated with me, as I'm sure it did a lot of us.

Common tops my personal list. I am a bit younger than him but I felt like I connected with his art on a human level more than any other artist I've really ever listened to. A good example is that I individually got into a Pink Floyd/Hendrix/acid rock/classic rock phase (like most white kids my age range did) my freshman and sophomore year of college. And drop dead in the middle of that time period, Common put out Electric Circus, which obviously borrowed a loooot from those artists and that time period of music specifically. So that really felt like a, "whoa, this guy really gets me," type of moment haha. And even more specifically, I also got exposed to people, things, ideas in college that I hadn't necessarily been truly exposed to in the mostly-white suburb I grew up in - such as, real life LGBTQ people ! So around that time, I was going through the process of learning about, and subsequently shedding my childish bigotry and homophobia that my friends and I had normalized throughout our youth and teenage years. And on Electric Circus, Comm did the same w/"Between Me, You, & Liberation". So again, that particular *track*, and the whole album, made me feel like I was growing up right alongside that dude, even tho he was a bit older.

And Blu just always felt like a new-era Common to me, specifically all his work with Exile.

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8. "Open Mike Eagle, Serengeti, my id sounds like El-P"
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9. "Section .80 era Kendrick when we were both in our mid 20s"
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10. "good one! I'm a bit older than Kendrick..."
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but, this remains to this day, my favorite Kendrick album. Something about the vibe of the music, his voice, the lyrics. "...but, anyway this is for my pops, on his lunch break eatin in the parking lot..."

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11. "Westside Connection..."
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...cause I been rollin up on FOOLS since 1991, and blastin, then I head out to my beotch crib to do what I do...Thug life forever...fo shizzle...

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12. "kota is the one hitting for me right now"
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13. "Yea Kota's dope and relatable for sure."
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14. "Thom Yorke"
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He felt out of place, especially during the OK Computer/Kid A/Amnesia era. He has such an emotionally pure way of performing his lyrics and I always appreciated his vulnerability.

Kendrick - I'm not nearly as insightful as he is but I sometimes feel this battle he talks about frequently between having a gift or insight and sensitivity but also feeling burdened and ambivalent about it at times.

Oddisee - An everyman MC like OC or Phonte. Genuine and strives for peace. Maybe a little corny, but I identify with that too.

Q-Tip & Phonte - They're both infinitely cooler than me but they talk about themselves with humor and try not to take themselves so seriously. Or basically, really able to relate to anyone.

<--- Me when my head hits the pillow

  

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16. "great fucking answer."
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‘how to disappear’ would definitely be on the soundtrack of my bio flick.

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18. "I don't know why a lonely, white guy from England spoke to me so much"
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He's a brilliant songwriter. I would hear some of his lyrics that expressed an emotion that I had but didn't have a name for it. His music made me feel a bit more centered in the world when I felt isolated.

<--- Me when my head hits the pillow

  

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15. "Von Pea is the first one that comes to mind for me."
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I noticed this idea particularly with him as a part of Tanya Morgan, like all three of them are dope but if you made me pick a favourite it would be him, I feel like if I could write rhymes I'd write like him lol, his sense of humour feels really familiar.

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31. "Agreed, good one!"
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19. "good post...got me thinkin...."
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...so many options, so i'll have to let this simmer while i think about it for a minute...

  

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20. "earl sweatshirt"
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imo no one is better at articulating battling mental illness and addiction

  

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32. "i feel this one."
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21. "P.O.S. needs some love"
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particularly on the Never Better album.

Phonte for sure. Blu. Kendrick. Earl.

  

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25. "You cosigning a domestic abuser..."
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and a mediocre talent makes sense. Figures your bitch ass would support a predator like P.O.S., you corny ass nigga...

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30. "Jeez is right"
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Never heard anything about POS and his past.

I do love that Never Better album.

Never liked any of his other work though.

  

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28. "Common"
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33. "RE: what artist's lyrics do you identify with the most-"
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AZ, Co$$, Guru

edit: OC, Big KRIT

  

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34. "Awesome to see Co$$ (Cashus King)"
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He has never sounded like he's being anyone but himself in his verses. I want Mello Music Group to swoop him up and get some eyeballs on his projects. He deserves to make a living off his rapping.

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