Originally Posted by ThaShaolinAssassin
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.