View Full Version : Great Complex Metaphors in Hip Hop.

Inspektah Meth-Tical
10-12-2010, 01:30 AM
Well what are some metaphors that will actually make you think about what they are saying?

I need a new nigga, for this black cloud to follow
Cause while it's over me it's too dark to see tomorrow
- Nas, The World is Yours

How ya livin large, a broker charge, cards are mediocre
You flippin coke or playin spit spades in strip poker
Nas, ^

But miracles, neva leave the churches
Instead, it hits the pockets of the Preacher just to purchase...
A house, with a swimming pool
Labels me a sinning fool
I'm just a nigga who inherited a winning jewel

-Nas, Deja Vu

Visualizin the realism of life and actuality
Fuck who's the baddest a person's status depends on salary
- AZ

shit, 4got.

10-12-2010, 01:54 AM
^that last line is from AZ

10-12-2010, 05:25 AM
those aren't complex metaphores.


I thought, therefore I was
A man-machine with chrome hands holding plans to expand the scene
With eyes wide shut, I wasn't surprised to find this mind of mine behind the mask of time
Crushed glass altered the path on which
Bare feet would skate, foiling all attempts to escape hell
Due to sliced soles, I left blood trails for land sharks to follow
Easing the pain with capsules to swallow
Resting on civilization's peak, tasting the climate
Creating a ladder, attach it to weather patterns and climb it
Shattered the sunlight, scattered in the nights so the sky can't find it
Now how's that for a game of hide-and-seek?
My body walks, but my mind's asleep
So when I dream I think
Therefore, reality is surreal, and destiny's a fantasy
Fate is an illusion, when life becomes a canopy
When poems occupy catacombs on display for clones who fell prey
To delay on microphones, into each page of text, my heart is sewn
So when the seed is planted and domes the harvest alone
Is an interpretation of excellence
Where pesticides abide to ward off the weeds from gardens of negligence
The sharpness of rhymes stabs pin til it bleeds
Drenching the paper that clothes each body the souls
When the sun hides in the folds of the horizon
You know these three celestial silhouettes standing on the seas, crying

Sleep Sinatra
10-12-2010, 10:54 PM
haha^ Illogic is that dude, Opened for him earlier this year. Mad depth.

Nas is one of the greatest metaphorically though.

i'll bump somethin when i get back from the lab lol.

the silencer
10-12-2010, 10:59 PM
I climax on paper - Nas

10-13-2010, 12:02 AM
literally none of those are metaphors.