The Differences between a rapper and a Lyricist

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 12 years ago '06        #1
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93G4Life 
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The Differences between a rapper and a Lyricist
 

 
Okay this is a thread to talk about the differences between a rapper and a lyricist and I'm sure there are some ppl wondering what the differences are and could u please share ur insight and who u think is a lyricist.

Lets get it started.

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 09-12-2006, 04:58 PM         #2
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There is no difference.

From 2pac to Vanilla Ice to Rakim to D4L, they are all rappers.
 12 years ago '06        #3
93G4Life  OP
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NO there's a difference between rappin and being a lyricist.. I wanna know what ya'll think or if there's any ppl who know about it.
 12 years ago '05        #4
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theres somewhat a difference a rapperans a lyricist a rapper who spits lines a lyricist is rapper put like 10 words in a bar and not using nursery rhymes
 12 years ago '06        #5
A-1 AFiciaL 
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Anybody can rap

Anybody cant be a lyricist

A lyricist can rap about mostly anything and make it sound dope cuz of there versitility, knowledge etc etc


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 12 years ago '05        #6
airmcnair06 18 heat pts18
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Lyricists might not be as good as rappers, but have cold a.ss lyrics so no one really notices....

A rapper isnt that good wit his words but is good at establishing a good flow over a beat, like bow wow, he dont write much of his sh*t, he had a ghost writer most of his career, cause he can flow, but he not very lyrical...

Thats my views...
 09-12-2006, 05:12 PM         #7
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So if a lyricist isnt a rapper, then what is he doing when he spits out the words he writes down?
 12 years ago '06        #8
93G4Life  OP
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Yeah thats what I'm talkin about and ppl confuse the two sometimes.. A lot of rappers that we listen to aren't lyricists.. Isn't that crazy?
 09-12-2006, 05:13 PM         #9
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a lyrcist is someone who writes song lyrics... if your a rapper that writes his own lyrics your a lyricist
 12 years ago '04        #10
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Rapper > a person whos in it 4 tha money

Lyricist > a person who loves to write and who can paint vivid pictures through his words, tell stories, play with his words, make words that shouldnt rhyme, rhyme. most of all an Mc.
 12 years ago '06        #11
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 illsoul440 said:
Rapper > a person whos in it 4 tha money

Lyricist > a person who loves to write and who can paint vivid pictures through his words, tell stories, play with his words, make words that shouldnt rhyme, rhyme. most of all an Mc.

Praise the Almighty about time someone who understands what an MC is. Thanks man propz to u.
 09-12-2006, 07:40 PM         #12
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[QUOTE=illsoul440]Rapper > a person whos in it 4 tha money

Lyricist > a person who loves to write and who can paint vivid pictures through his words, tell stories, play with his words, make words that shouldnt rhyme, rhyme. most of all an Mc.[/QUOTE


yea, i give you props for that one too.....you young n*ggas need to read this
 12 years ago '05        #13
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The question should be what is the difference betweeen a Rapper and an MC?

A Rapper-Spits rhymes from a business perspective. Makes music for 106 & TRL Countdowns. Make songs for radio spins. One who makes songs that goes with the trend. A rapper Is Business Savvy. Basically, someone who has taken spitting rhymes as a job and as a means for income.

An MC-Does it for the love and or to put out some type of message. Is not necessarily in it for the money, but wants to be heard. One that wants to voice. One that is doing it for the artform. An MC does it for the love or to try to use his/her voice to say something.


I tried my best to define this. I hope I broke it down correctly. Not to toot my own horn, but nobody in this thread so far is even close in defining as how I am.
 09-12-2006, 08:24 PM         #14
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So when a lyricist spits his rhymes, is he lyrising? No, hes rapping. Its like trying to say hip hop and rap are different music.

 12 years ago '05        #15
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All lyricists are rappers. All rappers aren't lyricists!!!
 09-12-2006, 09:18 PM         #16
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 A-N-D-1 said:
All lyricists are rappers. All rappers aren't lyricists!!!
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 12 years ago '04        #17
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 A-N-D-1 said:
All lyricists are rappers. All rappers aren't lyricists!!!
actually not all lyricists are rappers, and not all rappers are lyricists.
 09-12-2006, 10:47 PM         #18
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 Crank said:
a lyrcist is someone who writes song lyrics... if your a rapper that writes his own lyrics your a lyricist
yup yup proppd
 12 years ago '04        #19
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young dro is a lyricist and young joc is a rapper
 12 years ago '05        #20
awall 
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If you use big words than they call you a lyricists
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