How to be a great rapper

How to be a great rapper

There are 663 comments on the Newsday story from Oct 12, 2004, titled How to be a great rapper. In it, Newsday reports that:

Great rappers make it look easy. They just talk, right? Of course, anyone who's seen not-so-great rappers -- or tried unsuccessfully to rap for themselves -- knows that's not true.

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Since: Apr 07

Austin

#61 Apr 6, 2007
Ashland on the 14th wrote:
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And also to teach not only black men to stop impregnanting every woman they see, butto teach young BW and girls to stop sleeping around with these men as well!
Oh yeah forgot that one. This is why I don't socialize with American Blacks.Our culture is much to different.
Grandpa

Clifton, NJ

#62 Apr 6, 2007
You need to kill somebody first in order to have "street cred".

Yo, what up?
atownz finezt

Plankinton, SD

#63 Apr 10, 2007
chillin wit my boys and im on tha air

on the radio rockin like i just dont care

cuz when it comez down 2 it

we gonna make it happen

check it out cuz u know that i just started rappin
kenard bruton

Hollywood, FL

#64 Apr 11, 2007
NIMBY Island wrote:
Find something better to do
if you don't want to help then why come on the computer get a life
Dave

Hoboken, NJ

#65 Apr 11, 2007
Imus ruined rap that fool.
Rev Billy Soul Hargas

Denver, CO

#66 Apr 11, 2007
Question, how to be a great rapper

Answer - DROP DEAD!!!!!!!!!!
geezer

UK

#68 Apr 15, 2007
azza wrote:
wel, im new to rapping, i listen to rap a lot since i was 12, 13 but i always wanted to get in to it and i dont no where to start. i was wondering if someone could help and give me some info. peace.
here's how ---- go and study the monkeys in the zoo. Act like them and you will look like a rapper.

put on a cap back to front . Cool, man!

start gibbering like a gorilla on crack .

Since: Apr 07

United States

#69 Apr 15, 2007
geezer wrote:
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here's how ---- go and study the monkeys in the zoo. Act like them and you will look like a rapper.
put on a cap back to front . Cool, man!
start gibbering like a gorilla on crack .
Or you can act like an old washed up white men with depends and prostate cancer and walk with your legs far apart so that you don't soil yourself!

Since: Apr 07

Austin

#70 Apr 15, 2007
hip hop is dead
geezer

India

#71 Apr 16, 2007
SHIRLY wrote:
<quoted text>YOU SPELT EMIN3M WRONG
so bloody what. he is a lowlife trailer trash scumboid.
geezer

India

#72 Apr 16, 2007
Ashland on the 14th wrote:
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Or you can act like an old washed up white men with depends and prostate cancer and walk with your legs far apart so that you don't soil yourself!
you mean like Eminem?
tianna

Red Deer, Canada

#73 Apr 16, 2007
you guys all forgot about the greatest rap group out there...
WU TANG CLAN
without them there would be no hip hop.

Poe

“Don't tread on me!”

Since: Apr 07

USA

#75 Apr 16, 2007
Hey Homies,

I was wondering if you could help a brother out. I recently got myself into a little trouble and I wanted to know how I could improve my image. I like to use the words 'nappy' and 'ho' without creating a huge stink. How do you get away with not being censured?

Signed,

Don Imus
T Atlas

Bethpage, NY

#76 Apr 16, 2007
rony_EMEN3M wrote:
BEST RAPPER ALIVE IZ EMEN3M NO ONE COULD BEAT HIM HE BEAT EVRYBANY PEOPLE INGORE DA OF RAPPER INSIDE DE ONLY THING DAT THEY THINK ABAT IZ HOW DA RAPPER DO HIZ SONGS N HOW HE FREESTYLE N DATS ITS SO RONG RAPPER LIKE ALL DA PEOPL HE HAV A SO HURT PROBLEMZ DAT HE PASSED IN HIZ LIFE N DATS Y DA PEOPLE DNT EVEN UNDERSATAND Y DEES PEOPL R A RAPPER ANYWAYZ IMA RAPPER ALSO N i WROTE A DEEP WORDS IN A SONGS i HATE LIFE I WISH I JUST DIE CZ DERZ NOTHIN 2 LIV FOR ONLY TAKE SHIT EVRYDAY EVRY SECOND IN DIS LIFE I SPEN IT FUK SKOOL AIN COOL WORD FULL OF SHIT N DUDZ 2
Punchlines and Metaphors..
Marvin cox

Hernando, MS

#77 Apr 16, 2007
azza wrote:
wel, im new to rapping, i listen to rap a lot since i was 12, 13 but i always wanted to get in to it and i dont no where to start. i was wondering if someone could help and give me some info. peace.
Its all in your head what u can do. Dont let fear stop u from a good star job,I got the experience but it's the fact that people these day want give u the chance in a life time,So if i was u i would make me a Demo CD and then sale out the trunk until i get up and out there and then u will be better then ever,and if u got the Rymes then remember that practice make perfect. SO GOOD LUCK
Marvin cox

Hernando, MS

#78 Apr 16, 2007
This ur boy Marvin a.k.a goon, better known as G-Mac. I was always known as to get it how u live so i always took it that way. So i listen to rapper talk about this and talk about that but dont mean it.I know i dont sale Drug but its a actor job so why take life over some make believe that a lot of Rapper do, But me on my on i can do it, But if i make it i am going to remember my homies who was there for me. 4-Real
Marvin cox

Hernando, MS

#79 Apr 16, 2007
I am from Como MS, i am 18 I can rap and i love rapping, It is my favorite Music. My rap name is G-Mac most of u Might have heard of me. Como is a town in Panola County, it is a cool place in the Gutta Somewhere u would like to be. We rap down here and i try to stay on top So far im the best,Not bragging or trying to have competition, but i know the best is in me, Pluse u got to have faith in yourself before u try to trust an other User. U and ur rap partners Get together and make a couple track and get bout that money if u like a D-Boy Life, or livin like one. This from me to U, Im Not signed yet, but when they here this it will be a different and u can do the same thing. Remeber That
england

Belfast, UK

#80 Apr 16, 2007
u cant be a good rapper u have to be talented dumass
T Atlas

Bethpage, NY

#83 Apr 17, 2007
Dagger63 wrote:
<quoted text>More like dumb and dumber
I was a battle rapper and was undefeated... with one draw. Its sort of like a boxing record ha. But punchlines and metaphors are key to rhyming trust me. The shit they have out now dip set.. g unit is garbage.. D BLOCK.. they are rappers who can rhyme some real ish and they say sick stuff. Thats what its about saying something that gets your mind going not.. YO I SELL DRUGS>> I"M TRUE THUG.. its like okay everyone since the fat boys have said that be original when half of these so called rappers now just rap songs that have already been made over and use th elines from that rapper
Danitto

Grimsby, Canada

#85 Apr 20, 2007
check out my songs and hit me back with honest opinion or/and some constructive criticism.
www.myspace.com/mcdanitto

Peace

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