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View Poll Results: is the lyrics in hip hop poetry??
YES WHOEVER SAYS NOT IS AN IDOT!!!!! 42 79.25%
NO ITS NOT ITS ALL ABOUT THE BEATS MAN!!! 1 1.89%
I DONT KNOW WHAT HIP HOP IS!!!!!?????!!!! 4 7.55%
I AM A DUMB FAG WHO HATES WU AND I EAT DICK! 6 11.32%
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Old 07-14-2007, 07:32 AM   #1
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this dumb fuck tried to tell me that hip hop isnt poetry, what do u think?
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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...
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Hip hop is not poetry. But there is poetry in hip hop.
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Hip Hop is the poetry of the streets..It is poetry..
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Old 07-14-2007, 08:43 AM   #6
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Hip Hop is the poetry of the streets..It is poetry..
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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.
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Old 07-14-2007, 09:21 AM   #8
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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!

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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.
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of course its poetry man, damn.....
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hip-hop is a culture. rap is the music of that culture. some rap is poetic.
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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.
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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.
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^ 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.
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It's easier to be an ill rapper than a good poet.
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Old 07-14-2007, 12:29 PM   #15
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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!!!!!!!!!
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