View Poll Results: Who is better lyrically?

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Thread: GZA Vs. Rakim (Lyrically)

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    Default GZA Vs. Rakim (Lyrically)

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    this has become a very interesting debate on www.nobodysmiling.com i wanted to see what everyone here thought about this

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    straight lyrically, GZA has Rakim. But in every other aspect of MCing, Rakim is better.

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    all you people that are voting for GZA, get off his dick you Wu-tang huggers

    Rakim has been eating dudes up lyrically since the 80s, even with shitty beats (much like GZA) Rakim has still remained on top
    GZA dropped one good album and you know it.

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    huggers lmfao man GZA has been at this shit the same amount of time as Rakim and that goes for destroyin cats too, all you have to do is listen to Liquid Swords to see his skill

    and Beneath the Surface and Legend of the Liquid Sword and the Grandmasters album no one's dick ridin

    bar for bar gza has got him matched and he excells at much more shit and i'm a Rakim fan but i'm just being dead honest about this

    most people only say Rakim because alot of emcees call him the GOAT

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    gza's lyrics are better but rakim has been consistant with flows and songs

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    consistent with songs? his last album dropped in 99 man

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sun Tzu, Tha Soul Controllah
    huggers lmfao man GZA has been at this shit the same amount of time as Rakim and that goes for destroyin cats too, all you have to do is listen to Liquid Swords to see his skill

    and Beneath the Surface and Legend of the Liquid Sword and the Grandmasters album no one's dick ridin

    bar for bar gza has got him matched and he excells at much more shit and i'm a Rakim fan but i'm just being dead honest about this

    most people only say Rakim because alot of emcees call him the GOAT
    agree ... agree. ..

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    Beneath the Surface, Legend of the Liquid Sowrd, and Grandmasters = booty
    rakim:
    lyricism, flow, delivery, wordplay to this DAY, even when he was on Aftermath ("R.A.K.I.M."), how musically versatile is that?
    gza:
    lyricism, wordplay.. his flow, delivery died when his boyfriend rza couldn't handle production anymore

    rakim allah spits on gza
    gza is a washed up nerd rapper now
    all albums post-liquid swords are UNLISTENABLE

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    now that's what i call hate to the fuckin fullest especially if you think at the least Beneath the Surface sucks, honestly none of those albums you listed were really that bad to me, Grandmasters could of been better

    how much versatile is Rakim? I've never heard him drop a songs like Labels, or Animal Planet or Queen's Gambit

    and by the way we talkin about LYRICISM lyrically GZA excells past Rakim IMO

    i'm waitin for one of ya'll cats to post up something that Rakim has spit, let's see why he's so great

    and that comment about RZA being his boyfriend, that's just gay man fuck is your problem?

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    24/7 son, and i'm this forum because i admire Wu for who they WERE, rather than what they are now (sellouts, homos, scammers)

    here's a little rakim quote for yall
    "Yes yes y'all, I still fiend by any means
    to flow, and I go through extremes don't intervene
    My adventures show like a three dimensional screen
    Cause I mention many things and I'm presentin many scenes
    Guess I'm telegraphic, motions energentic
    Better tell em forget it, cause I'm telekinetic
    Crowds is screamin, I choke the mic and keep squeezin
    Styles seemin like I used a thousand words without breathin
    Bustin techs like Russian Roulette, I doubt you win
    Freestyles like hand grenades, without the pin
    Composin, then leave the mic full of corrosion
    Don't test this, or best to expects this explosion
    At shows I spit flows with seven deadly venoms
    Killin syllables with poisonous synonyms in em
    Ideas is blowin, mics is blowin
    from what I'm showin, see it, I keep it goin when I'm flowin.."

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    thank you for respeckin my opinion

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    two examples of lyrics better than that:

    Out of fear of the deer watch for the eye of the tiger
    The Clutch from the Cobra and the venomous viper
    Boa-constrictors that cut your circulation
    Mosts of their prayers die from broke bones and suffocation
    The owls are private eyes that watch from the bark
    Black panthers are the militant who strike in the dark
    Porcupines had a rep' for sticking everything that moved
    In areas that the rhinos and hippos approved
    And the giraffe was a look-out for gorillas in the mist
    And the bats use their sonar to guide and assist
    Those pelicans who smuggle contraband for the whale
    While the skunks spray the scent to keep the dogs off the trail
    The scorpion set up a sting for sly foxes
    that use stool pigeons just to keep them in the boxes
    While the black widow laid a web for the bachelor
    like daddy-long-leg and his hype man, tarantula
    They both prey on grasshoppers beetles and flies
    And they all become instant meals the moment it dies
    What costs little, is a little worth
    so some lose they lives wandering on the wrong turf
    From birth they grow up walking the thin line
    It's like the jungle sometimes

    and

    It was the night before New Year's, and all through the fuckin projects
    Not a handgun was silent, not even a Tec
    Outsiders was stuck, by enemies who put fear
    and blasted on the spot before the pigs were there
    You know hoods robbers snipers new in sight, fuck blue and white
    They escape before they flashin the fuckin lights
    Gunshots, shatter first floor window panes
    Shells hit the ground and blood stained the dice game
    Whether broke callisthetic, any style you set it
    Beat niggaz toothless, physically cut up like gooses
    But with iron on the sides thugs took no excuses
    Therefore, your fifty-two handblocks was useless
    Links was snatched off necks, scars on throats
    Jackets took, after bullet rips through coats
    Against those who felt the cold from the steel made em fold
    and squeal, once the metal hit the temple of his grill
    Construction worker, who was caught for his bomber
    No time to swing the hammer that was hangin from his Farmer's
    And it's bugged how some niggaz catch slugs
    and pockets dug from everything except check stubs
    and it does, sound ill like wars in Brownsville
    Or fatal robberies in Red Hook where feds look
    For fugitives to shoot cops, niggaz layin on roof tops
    for his CREAM he stashed in a shoebox
    But he was hot, and the strip was filled with young killers
    you don't suspect, so cops creep like caterpillars
    And born thieves stay hooded with extra bullets
    those who try to flee they hit the vertebrae, increase the murder rate
    Similar to hit men who pull out Tecs and then
    drop those who crack like tacos from Mexican
    Rapid, like recipients cashin checks again
    Back to the motherfuckin spot on Lexington

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    Gza

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    like i said son,
    lyricism will earn you some points in the game, but not the win

    GZA has become unlistenable, especially in that 1st verse it's like listening to an oprah commercial (yes Beanth the surface, + rest of albums)
    the god Ra has stayed ILL and listenable regardless

    Ra has gotten better over the years, GZA has declined - and it disturbs me that you wu-huggers haven't noticed it

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    it disturbs me that you don't understand the point of this thread WHO'S THE BETTER LYRICIST!!!!!!!! lmao goddamn

    GZA's voice on Grandmasters gets unlistenable at points but it's still good

    and on Legend of the Liquid Sword he is completely listenable

    Rakim hasn't dropped anything serious since 99 so the joints he puts out have some decent lyrics but they ain't all that and don't show the diversity he shows on albums

    and i'm not a goddamn wu hugger so stop trying to call me that and show ya point, why is Rakim lyrically better than GZA?

    "Reciting a biblical verse before I make your melon burst like that nigga Jules from Pulp Fiction...my salvation is salivation, and diction crucifixion" - Ras Kass


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