Rapping is the best pasttime in the WORLD. I love how you start at first, but it starts flowing out until, every single thought inside of you is out. I love how once I start writing, I never pause to think. I love how when you freestyle, you get caught up in the moment, and you feel the rush of adrenaline (I can't freestyle that well.. YET). I love how you look back at your lyrics and you feel satisfied of yourself. It's an outlet for me, really. I always use rap as a way to express how I feel. I do it in every moment, even when walkin in the hall. I always think of lines for retaliation in rap battles. Every line that comes up, is stored inside my brain, only to be pulled out when I need it. It's a big storage of words, and you pick at random, to make a verse.
I've started rapping ever since I first heard Big L. He was my inspiration into the world of rap. Sure people hate against rap, saying that it's fake and all they ever talk about is money, ho's, and clothes. It's partly true. Rappers nowadays honestly messed the game up. Where did all the reality go? The reality went down from mainstream (radios and such owned by record incorperations) to underground (not owned or advertized). When I realized the meaning of underground, I understood that anyone can become a rapper, anyone. There's a UK rapper that's been gaining alot of fame lately from youtube.
Anyways enough about the background, and more about me. I rap any time when I need to do so. The more you practice, the faster and better you get at flowing. Your tongue and mouth starts to move faster and your mind also starts working. If you think about it, rappers consist of more vocabulary than any other genre of music, which means that they're smarter than the rest of musicians.
I think of rap as poetry, exept fast paced and not as boring. If Mr. Ross argues that basketball is a metaphor for life, then rap IS life. Rappers put alot of their memories and their lessons in their songs. Like poetry, I rap anytime I'm sad, happy, or angry. It's a cure for everything. I sometimes write lines down in class too, when a good one comes up. I know this entry is really unorganized, but it's because I have so many things I want to say about rap at the moment, that I can't help typing everything that comes up. It's as if the word "rap" triggers something in my brain. From that, I start thinking about lines. Even my facebook is full of lines here and there, and I write some occasionally on my notes, wether fiction, my emotion, or fantasy.
Rap is a conversation starter. I remember I had this on my status.
I inpire to be the first asian gangsta rapper. And if fate doesn't let me, then ima slap her. Don't underestimate cuz i'm an A-z-n. I'm probably better than you times ten. My rap so sick when i write it with a toxic pen. You can't copy me it's like lookin at the sun through a lens. You're gonna yell and ask god why did i try? I don't know you tell me why i'm so fly.
those 6 lines started a whole rap battle on facebook that went on for 4 hours straight. I thought I was the best there, just because I managed to retaliate to 3 people at once for 4 straight hours with all original rhymes, but I know I have a long way to go. Typing is easy, and so is writing. It's the freestyle that counts.
Here's one I just thought of.
Mr. Ross's favorite passtime is basketball
But the rap game dominates it all, no stall
No matter how many nothing but nets and dunks you scatter
In the eyes of rap, u get no claps, cuz it really doesnt matter
rap's the best game on the earth and it true
poetry existed for millenias and from a seed it grew
into a speech with the power to change people's thoughts
basketball can't do that much, honestly, what's it got?
It's a game, it's fame, and it aint lame
it's wild, the style, it's got not frame
it expands however it wants, you can't stop it
dont try, you'll get exhausted, and you'll vomit
you run, i speak, but i still win
you throw, i spit, for you it's sin
to even try, u get fried, and by the night
you'll be grilled up, long and wide, it's not a lie
I like to think of myself as a disciple of rap. I'm getting better and better by the day, and by college, I know that I'll be as good as most rappers.