How to be a great rapper

Full story: Newsday

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.
Comments
1 - 20 of 76 Comments Last updated Jan 9, 2010
First Prev
of 4
Next Last
richardboyd

Riverdale, IL

#1 Feb 9, 2009
i wanted to be a rapper sinc i was six

“Rockin' in the Free World”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#2 Feb 9, 2009
Forget about and get a real job and pay your taxes.

Since: Nov 08

Port Washington, NY

#3 Feb 9, 2009
Ah, tick tock ya don't stop...

;-)

“It might have been !!!”

Since: Aug 07

F&P City

#4 Feb 9, 2009
don't go to school, beat your girlfriend, smoke a lot of weed.

“Wait til next year”

Since: Dec 06

Brooklyn NY USA

#5 Feb 9, 2009
Obamanation! Keep on representin'!

“2014 ! The Bar is Open !”

Since: Dec 07

Daytona Beach

#6 Feb 9, 2009
hate white people

“I'm down with F&P, ”

Since: Aug 07

Toronto

#7 Feb 9, 2009
Tap San in LIC wrote:
don't go to school, beat your girlfriend, smoke a lot of weed.
work on your BBQ skillz

“Rockin' in the Free World”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#8 Feb 9, 2009
Don't use a belt or shoe laces
hans gruber

Bronx, NY

#9 Feb 9, 2009
Just be a typical jive talking n..i..gg..gg...a.

“Trying is...”

Since: Feb 08

the first step towards failure

#10 Feb 9, 2009
richardboyd wrote:
i wanted to be a rapper sinc i was six
Forget it kid, that didn't even rhyme.

Since: Nov 08

Port Washington, NY

#11 Feb 9, 2009
Get your 'grill' done, get shot and live (or don't), have a 'fashion' line...Be really really fugly and rap about how girlz just wanna do you all the time. Make videos with loose, shaking booties, money being fanned out or strewn about and lots of cars. yeah, lots of cars. Get 'featured' in someone's else's song/video. Call it 'collaboration'. Win a grammy.

Yay! You're a rapper!

Since: Nov 08

Port Washington, NY

#12 Feb 9, 2009
F/u/g/l/y got censored. Ha.
nOT A rAPPER

Plano, TX

#13 Feb 9, 2009
Great Rapper? That is an oxymoron.
Lonewolf

Leesville, SC

#14 Feb 9, 2009
Just plant your big lips against the mic and mumble while jumping around like your pants are on fire.That's the ticket.

“I'm down with F&P, ”

Since: Aug 07

Toronto

#15 Feb 9, 2009
Lonewolf wrote:
Just plant your big lips against the mic and mumble while jumping around like your pants are on fire.That's the ticket.
you may have something here. just work on the rhyme and you have the beginnings of a rap song right here. what rhymes with "fire". tire, aspire, retire....

“Trying is...”

Since: Feb 08

the first step towards failure

#16 Feb 9, 2009
roger43 wrote:
<quoted text>
you may have something here. just work on the rhyme and you have the beginnings of a rap song right here. what rhymes with "fire". tire, aspire, retire....
How about bytch, if you can't find a word that rhymes, then just insert bytch.
BAD JOHN

Longmont, CO

#20 Feb 9, 2009
lets see to be a rapper first you must castrate your brain-take massive amounts of drugs buy funny looking necklaces- learn to walk funky or funny -buy a hand gun kill another thug-oh but i forgot the most important thing
stand your momma in a corner and hurl trashy insults at her and your sister the nun. sh.t on the floor jump into the sewer. yeah man ur ready
this ain't music it is trash

“2014 ! The Bar is Open !”

Since: Dec 07

Daytona Beach

#21 Feb 10, 2009
KEVIN CAMELOT wrote:
ANYBODY ON HERE THAT IS NOT A WHITE SUPREMIST OR RACIST?
PLEASE TELL SOME OF YOUR BEST FRIENDS ARE BLACK RIGHT?
I have lot of friends who are black; and they don't use the word "z" when they write

Since: Nov 08

Port Washington, NY

#22 Feb 10, 2009
KEVIN CAMELOT wrote:
ANYBODY ON HERE THAT IS NOT A WHITE SUPREMIST OR RACIST?
PLEASE TELL SOME OF YOUR BEST FRIENDS ARE BLACK RIGHT?


I have black friends who would rather poke their eyes out than listen to rap. Marvin Gaye, Sam Cooke, Motown, Al Green, Keith Sweat, Anita Baker, John Legend--that's usually what they'll listen to. I do have a younger friend who is a Kanye West freak--I forgive her for that, lol.

I'm no supremicist or racist. I don't like the whole genre of rap. Or the culture that surrounds it. You know--the whole worshipping of money, guns, and street-cred (ahem) while denigrating women and perpetrating a myth that the '5 oh' is out to get everyone. Stop carrying pieces and you have nothing to worry about. Go make your stupid rhymes and knock it the hell off with the put-upon criminal/rapper-with-a-heart-o f-gold thing.

Let's also not forget, there are some white rappers out there who are really pretty sucky. Eminem. Vanilla Ice, lol,(alright, stop! collaborate and LISTEN...)etc.

I do have a special place for The Beastie Boys, however. They never tried to emulate black rappers or the culture. They did their own thing with some pretty amusing results. A lot of their stuff was tongue-in-cheek; they didn't take themselves too seriously and became successful for a time. Back in the day I loved 'Fight for your right to party','girls','No sleep 'til Brooklyn' and later-on,'Intergalactic'. My brothers had all their stuff...

So, no not everyone who dislikes rap music is a racist.

“I'm Watching YOU”

Since: Jan 09

Ft. Lewis WA

#23 Feb 10, 2009
Be a great rapper in one easy lesson 1st have your brain removed

Tell me when this thread is updated: (Registration is not required)

Add to my Tracker Send me an email

First Prev
of 4
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Eminem Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Doesn't Live In Detroit Anymore! (Dec '06) Aug 13 isaac 77
Who has better songs Eminem vs 2Pac (Jan '08) Jul '14 M bOldskoolVi12 153
How hot is Eminem? (Jan '06) Jul '14 Britney Spears 445
Beyonce Leads MTV Vma Nominations Jul '14 Big mike 2
uk _uk Jul '14 Amy 3
eminem.vs.tupac (May '07) Jun '14 The truth 256
Is Eminem bad influence on teens?? (Jun '08) May '14 Liza 64
•••
•••
Enter and win $5000
•••

Eminem People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

•••