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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, 05:58 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


Last edited by A-1 AFiciaL; 09-12-2006 at 06:12 PM..

 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, 06:12 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, 06:13 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
93G4Life  OP
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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, 08:40 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, 09:24 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, 10:18 PM         #16
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 A-N-D-1 said
All lyricists are rappers. All rappers aren't lyricists!!!
:applause:

 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, 11:47 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
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If you use big words than they call you a lyricists

 09-13-2006, 11:01 AM         #21
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 tweedle- said
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.

There is a debate about there being a difference between hip hop and rap.

 12 years ago '04        #22
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Example:

Lyricist - Black Thought from The Roots (song: concerto of the desperado)

In the glow of the moon, over the melancholy metro
My poetry is set like a U.F.O.
The maestro, the lyricist concerto
My physical play the role of a vessel
The level of my lyrics law manifesto
My thoughts wrestle and attack with the k!ller instincts
of a gorilla stronger than Samson
Without vanilla my soliloquoy profess my ability to just
stimulate you like the best sensimilla
The halflife the Illadel-L-P-O-phila proceed
hither is my death flower blow your tower to smithe-
-reens to fiends catch another rhyme gripper
Deeper than the meditations of a Hindu worshiper
Unorthodox, hip-hop, minister
Than I Serengeti cheetah my thoughts swifter
you lose your balance when the sound hits ya
So check for the, Fifth Militia
A poet's under pressure stressin that you get the picture
Even if it means you gotta hang over the banister
I pull a microphone on any pistol brandisher
And take advantage of ya because you amateur
Styles gunning down your sound man and manager
What?? This how we do it in the year for nine-six
With this delivering attack on pointless rap sh*t
Breakin MC's down to fractions, tell your squadron
It's time to go to war, Respond/React


Rapper - Rick Ross (song: Push it)

Port of Miami - uhh, port of my candy - uhh
Ain't got nuttin to lose - nah
We supportin the family
{"Push it to the limit!"}
Never traffic for fun.. only traffic for funds
All I seen is the struggle, it's like I'm trapped in the slums
{"Push it to the limit!"}
Workers are barely paid, no water we barely bathe
There better be better days on the way that's on my daddy grave
{"Push it to the limit!"}
I'm pushin it hard.. I'm pushin it South
If he pushin a line.. he pushin for Ross
{"Push it to the limit!"}
I waited and waited.. I done ran out of patience
They hated and hated, left him slow dancin with Satan
{"Push it to the limit!"}
Fresh in my white tee, mac-11 swear to God
I bought my first block, broke it down and to' the block apart
{"Push it to the limit!"}


Lyricist - Andre 300 from Outkast (song: Black Ice from Goodie Mob Album)

Friends, Romans, countrymen lend me yo' eardrums
It was a beautiful day off in the neighborhood
Yellows and greens and blues and browns
and greys and hues that ooze beneath dilapidated woods
Ain't a thing could explain what pertains
to cocaine it's a stain that rains
See summer rolls around n*ggaz holla bout change
Then they steady move them keys like Bob James
Cause old man winter's arrived, the temperature dives
November just died, December's alive
Thus it ain't no typical ride
Just individual's way to bring home
the bacon when bacon was all gone
Makin it our own, takin me all wrong
We've all indulged in the bulge of those no-no's
No you ain't solo, it's even lower levels you can go
Take sun people, put 'em in a land of snow


Rapper - Camron (song: Get Crunk Music from Jim Jones album)

That rooti, tooti, fruity, Louie, what I usually do (what's this?)
This that jump, stop, breathe, whoody-who
Gats in the truck
Platt, platt, pass to a duck
I'm the menace, owe me money, tat, tat, tat, what the fu*k (You owe me
money muthafu*ka!?)
Ya'll reppin' that 5 still
I'm reppin' that 5 mill
Neverland, Thriller, k!lla Cam, Jackson 5 bill (so what!)
Lets style a bit, Italian sh*t, 5 thou on fish
Show you how to get that powder sh*t
Filed the fifth, get out of it
I'm proud of it, its yo' turn, Jim so burned
Live bi*ch, why kiss, on my wrist a glowworm ($50,000)
And I keep heat, cause in these streets (what you hear?)
Just hear woop, woop, whant, whant, beep, beep (that's the cops)
And you rumble, never, me, hit a humble diva (a few of 'em)
And I stay with the white, I got Jungle Fever (nose candy)
So tell Lucccaay (what)
That her boobi's, loco, cookie monster, who he (who am I?)
I'm the 1 the rep the set
Left to left, death to death
You be yellow-taped, outlined, etch-a-sketched...
Killa


Lyricism is more complex on how you connect your words on what your saying. Rapping is just real simple rhyming.

 12 years ago '06        #23
93G4Life  OP
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 4REAL said
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.

I get u.. I feel as tho if u love what u do the money will follow feel me?

 09-13-2006, 01:01 PM         #24
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A lyricist paints pictures on beats you see visually what they're saying like nas for instance but a rapper is rambling off at the mouth just sayin sh*t that rhymes on the beat, like The Game

 12 years ago '06        #25
93G4Life  OP
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Cam'ron sucks!!

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