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Chiba-Smoker
07-14-2007, 06:32 AM
this dumb fuck tried to tell me that hip hop isnt poetry, what do u think?

DR. NICK RIVIERA
07-14-2007, 07:19 AM
I will not vote, cuz all four options are just dumb

I'm gonna say like this, some people use it like poetry (example: KP), but not everybody...

Sindrom
07-14-2007, 07:32 AM
Hip hop is not poetry. But there is poetry in hip hop.

Greek Gheynician Anal Tradition
07-14-2007, 07:35 AM
Hip Hop is the poetry of the streets..It is poetry..

WuGambino
07-14-2007, 07:39 AM
Hip hop is not poetry. But there is poetry in hip hop.

:dududu:

OTB
07-14-2007, 07:43 AM
Hip Hop is the poetry of the streets..It is poetry..

technicianz droppin science yo-

HarlemDiplomat
07-14-2007, 07:56 AM
To me, Hip-hop is poetry...

but at the same time its MUSIC!

50% of a song is the beat!

someone could be nasty as a muthafucka on the mic but most people aint gonna listen to dude if the beat he is ripping isn't thorough too.

You ever noticed why everyone's favorite MC is always backed by excellent production.

If rap was pure poetry it'll be more like spoken word relying on no instrumental or rhyme pattern.

The whole point of rap is being on rhythm and rhyming.

Poetry? Yes and no, but I'm not voting cause all those choices are dumb.

LuckyTheWonderDog
07-14-2007, 08:21 AM
this dumb fuck tried to tell me that hip hop isnt poetry, what do u think?

Ha ha! I'm the dumb fucker he's talkin about!

To me, Hip-hop is poetry...

but at the same time its MUSIC!

50% of a song is the beat!

someone could be nasty as a muthafucka on the mic but most people aint gonna listen to dude if the beat he is ripping isn't thorough too.

You ever noticed why everyone's favorite MC is always backed by excellent production.

If rap was pure poetry it'll be more like spoken word relying on no instrumental or rhyme pattern.

The whole point of rap is being on rhythm and rhyming.

Poetry? Yes and no, but I'm not voting cause all those choices are dumb.

The exact point I was actually making. Hip-hop is basically poetry to a beat and I was saying that a hip-hop track don't hit me on all levels if it aint got a nice beat. That being the difference between hip-hop and poetry, the beat. If you leave the beat off hip-hop, then you basiacally got a poem, but then that's different to a hip-hop track.

By the way, this comes from an MC and published poet.

Ghost In The 'Lac
07-14-2007, 08:43 AM
of course its poetry man, damn.....

lips
07-14-2007, 09:20 AM
hip-hop is a culture. rap is the music of that culture. some rap is poetic.

TSA
07-14-2007, 10:43 AM
i think the options on this are dumb, but Hip Hop isn't poerty, it's better.


in poetry people are considered revolutionary for saying things like "The snow was white like ehr skin" in hip hop this would be an insignificant line. meanwhile rappers say things like "My mic check is life your death, breath in a snipers breath".
so it's a form of poetry, but alot more expressive then standard "poetry" if done right.

LuckyTheWonderDog
07-14-2007, 10:44 AM
i think the options on this are dumb, but Hip Hop isn't poerty, it's better.

in poetry people are considered revolutionary for saying things like "The snow was white like ehr skin" in hip hop this would be an insignificant line. meanwhile rappers say things like "My mic check is life your death, breath in a snipers breath".
so it's a form of poetry, but alot more expressive then standard "poetry" if done right.



To be fair, poetry is a lot more expressive than you're giving it credit for.

WuGambino
07-14-2007, 11:23 AM
^ Yeah. A lot of rappers just got loads of similies and pucnh lines and couldn't compete with the types of metaphores used by poets. It might look like they're not saying much when you first read it but good poets got metaphors you don't even notice and surpass most emcees.

WuGambino
07-14-2007, 11:24 AM
It's easier to be an ill rapper than a good poet.

Chiba-Smoker
07-14-2007, 11:29 AM
just here to spark the mind yall i think there was a lot of good responses overall so far! it is poetry just a moderday form is all. beats good or not its all about what is said is what really moves u!!!!!!!!!

Guarded By Martyrs
07-14-2007, 12:10 PM
RAP - I belive stands for "Rhythmic American Poetry" (not sure)
and is what MC's do over Crazy, Ill, Unreal, Carnage-Like, Head-Bangin', Dope, Savage ect... beats, this equals Hip-Hop.

So yes, clearly it is.

WU-KILLAH
07-14-2007, 12:12 PM
Hip Hop ain't poetry. Hip Hop is just ... Hip Hop. Poetry is just another form of art

oDoUoSoKo
07-14-2007, 12:44 PM
it is not poetry, it has elements of poetry in it.

oDoUoSoKo
07-14-2007, 12:45 PM
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THE W
07-14-2007, 01:36 PM
i voted yes initially but i'm changing it to no. the MC/rap portion of hiphop is poetry but the other elements arent. so you couldnt say hip-hop as a whole is poetry.

The Hound
07-14-2007, 06:16 PM
rap isn't poetry to a beat, poetry is more expressive and visualy creative, hell most rappers can't tell the difference between a similie and a metaphor

why do people think because 2 lines rhyme that it's poetry?

this poll is also shit, you talkin like you want a serious argument then i stroll up and see those idiotic answers, fmd :chef:

but poetry is also incorporated into rap, but it's incorporated into other forms of music, rap isnt poetry but poetry is in rap

baritone
07-14-2007, 07:15 PM
Hip hop is not poetry. But there is poetry in hip hop.
this is true

whoa115
07-14-2007, 07:24 PM
the MC/rap portion of hiphop is poetry but the other elements arent. so you couldnt say hip-hop as a whole is poetry.

thats where its at, rap that makes no sense and is just words put together that rhyme isnt poetry, MC's that rap about things in society and talk about and issue is poetry and these options suck

Chiba-Smoker
07-14-2007, 11:18 PM
if a song in hip hop has words in it and its dope then yes its poetry fuck all the cream bullshit u be talkin about it all comes down to whats said! 2pac for ex talked about how cops are being hella fucked up in usa and no beat or bus cream shit etc could ever enlighten someone like the messages said showing its poetry cause thats what poetry does. Im sure rza meth or anyother one would agree, go ahead and ask em if u know how too. Yes there are many forms of poetry can comparin diff styles of poetry to eachother cause theyre not the same is stupid like sayin blacks and whites arent the same when end the in theyre all humans, hip hop is a form of poetry eventhough its a diff form of poetry than ur text books say its poetry! stop over analiz. shit and see it in simple form, its easy its poetry!!

Chiba-Smoker
07-14-2007, 11:21 PM
I DONT KNOW WHAT HIP HOP IS!!!!!?????!!!!
wera 1 7.69%
I AM A DUMB FAG WHO HATES WU AND I EAT DICK!
Mr.MMA 1 7.69%
Voters: 13.

LuckyTheWonderDog
07-15-2007, 03:00 AM
I'd say MF Grimm's a poet.

Skellington
07-15-2007, 10:22 AM
Cunt hip-hop (eminem,50,snoop,etc...) NO

Good hip-hop (wu-tang, jedi-mind tricks etc...) NO

Holocaust (Warcloud), MF Doom YES

DJMethods
07-15-2007, 10:47 AM
RAP - I belive stands for "Rhythmic American Poetry" (not sure)
and is what MC's do over Crazy, Ill, Unreal, Carnage-Like, Head-Bangin', Dope, Savage ect... beats, this equals Hip-Hop.

So yes, clearly it is.

Thought it was "Rhythm And Poetry" - either way I suppose

Rap is poetical, but it's not poetry, it's a form of it though.

LuckyTheWonderDog
07-15-2007, 10:49 AM
Thought it was "Rhythm And Poetry" - either way I suppose

Rap is poetical, but it's not poetry, it's a form of it though.

Thinking about it, pretty much any song lyrics can be classed as a form of poetry. Not just cofined to rap.

Chiba-Smoker
07-16-2007, 05:55 AM
I just asked if hip hop is poetry-NOT is hip hop ONLY Poetry!!!!!!!!!!!! but all u treated it as I did. Know the question before u answer! alright!

Chiba-Smoker
07-16-2007, 05:57 AM
of course its poetry man, damn.....

exactly

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07-16-2007, 06:20 AM
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Chiba-Smoker
07-16-2007, 08:27 AM
what is that bullshit?

Chiba-Smoker
07-16-2007, 08:29 AM
ha har. gayfaggot its true!
I DONT KNOW WHAT HIP HOP IS!!!!!?????!!!!
HarlemDiplomat, wera 2 11.76%
I AM A DUMB FAG WHO HATES WU AND I EAT DICK!
GreenPoop!, Mr.MMA 2 11.76%

GreenPoop!
07-16-2007, 10:20 AM
What can I say? I'm attracted to Richard Simmons and Dick Cheney's extremely large looking penis.

Chiba-Smoker
07-16-2007, 11:26 AM
ya loonies not allowed ok

L~>1<~NKS
07-16-2007, 11:31 AM
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I would have never thought that:
Mr.MMA (http://www.wutang-corp.com/forum/member.php?u=33506), WuGambino (http://www.wutang-corp.com/forum/member.php?u=36648)
would vote like that.

Chiba-Smoker
07-16-2007, 11:34 AM
true faggots they be for sure!

Greek Gheynician Anal Tradition
07-16-2007, 12:06 PM
technicianz droppin science yo-

hahahahaha..the Krs-one of Greece lmao :i

12weLvE
07-16-2007, 02:15 PM
I really dont know what hip hop has becomed so???????????

Chiba-Smoker
07-16-2007, 10:49 PM
I AM A DUMB FAG WHO HATES WU AND I EAT DICK!
emperorles, GreenPoop!, Mr.MMA, WuGambino 4 15.38%

2L8Lit da croatianMC
07-16-2007, 11:07 PM
this dumb fuck tried to tell me that hip hop isnt poetry, what do u think?

I wanted to vote, but your poll options r plain stupid... Dont open a poll if u dont know what to write in it fool...

2L8Lit da croatianMC
07-16-2007, 11:12 PM
Hip Hop aint poetry...
Poetry is present in Hip Hop music though...

RagnaroK
07-16-2007, 11:18 PM
Illmatic is poetry if Hip Hop becomes Illmatic then it can be poetry

The Hound
07-17-2007, 02:45 AM
I just asked if hip hop is poetry-NOT is hip hop ONLY Poetry!!!!!!!!!!!! but all u treated it as I did. Know the question before u answer! alright!

you are dumb sorry

GutterMouf
07-17-2007, 04:15 AM
http://studentdoctor.com.msu.edu/TOMA/images/2008%20Toma%20images/Beetlejuice.jpg
Poetry Slam Champ 2001-2007
&
Hip-Hop Legend


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Chiba-Smoker
07-18-2007, 01:00 PM
Hip Hop aint poetry...
Poetry is present in Hip Hop music though...

your a fuckin nuts sack sucker bitch i dont consider fools opinions from worthless countries who dont have a clue about anything bitch!

Chiba-Smoker
07-18-2007, 01:01 PM
YES WHOEVER SAYS NOT IS AN IDOT!!!!!
assmoney, B O T, Buzk, Chiba-Smoker, Crackspace, davedigital360, Dirty Knowledge, DJMethods, Ghostlaced, Hayabusa, Illegitimate Devil, ilya, L1NKS, liquid_1_, Majestic, rubyspirit, sinfullycute, Smif-N-Wessun, Sosa, TAURO, DA GRIM LATIN, Technician, whers 21 72.41%
NO ITS NOT ITS ALL ABOUT THE BEATS MAN!!! 0 0%
I DONT KNOW WHAT HIP HOP IS!!!!!?????!!!!
HarlemDiplomat, InspectahChek, wera 3 10.34%
I AM A DUMB FAG WHO HATES WU AND I EAT DICK!
emperorles, GreenPoop!, Mr.MMA, sean michael, WuGambino 5 17.24%

Edgar Erebus
07-30-2007, 02:34 AM
I'm right now editing Nas albums in poetry book format. Yeah, it's poetry.

Suga Duga
07-30-2007, 03:44 AM
your a fuckin nuts sack sucker bitch i dont consider fools opinions from worthless countries...

whooo, chill down son, what the fuck do you know about the country he comes from ha?? what??
*listening to Carla Thomas' "What the world needs now"*

STYLE
10-01-2007, 11:19 PM
ant the funny thing is 2L8Lit is right.
hip hop is not poetry.
hip hop is mcing, breaking, dj/beatmaking, graf art, and i will includ2 fashion as the 5th element.
now metaphorically you could say those things are poetic in expression but only mcing has the possibility of being poetry and nowadays only a few can claim that.
"crank that soldier boy-super man that hooooo!!!" is not poetry

krisLo
10-01-2007, 11:51 PM
i agree with whoever said '' there is poetry in hip hop, but hip hop is not in poetry "

hip hop was poetry

DUMBO
10-21-2007, 02:14 PM
poetry is ghey.

loook at these 'men' conversating about poetry on the internet.

i'm out faggitronists.