I feel like something in me is changing.
I feel a little different.
I’m not sure if it’s a personality thing, a character thing, a emotional swing/season thing or a values/beliefs thing.(maybe I’ll think about this another time)
Well for starters I started listening to rap more. I just had an urge to listen to rap instead of the normal music I usually listen to.
Hard core rap. Like really fast and badass sounding lines. Especially if it talks about society or anything that’s not just bragging about themselves.
I like how in rap there’s so much content packed into so little time. So many thoughts – cleverly worded – shooting out like an auto rifle. It’s almost like listening to a podcast on fast forward just that it’s really catchy.
It’s such a great means of describing the complicated state of something.
There’re only so many syllables you can fit into a melodious song in a way that’s catchy, but in rap, you can stuff a whole lot of words and it’d still sound catchy.
It’s interesting how common themes in rap are.
So many raps are about how rappers have risen from the bottom to the top. Something about how horrible their growing up environment was (a.k.a, their hood) full of vices. And then emphasis on how successful they are now, descriptions of their lavish lifestyles.
But in really creative ways.
I’m trying to find exceptional raps that are really insightful and with clever lyrics.