Your favorite verses (hip-hop)

Discussion in 'Music genres, Bands and Artists' started by Cellfish, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. I did a search and didn't see a thread like this, so if there is one my bad, but it's probably been a while anyhow. What are your favorite verses, ever?

    For me, Inspectah Deck owns my top two. It might be kind of cliche, but his opening verse on Triumph is STILL the best verse I've ever heard in my entire life. He fucking murders it right from the start. The whole song is absolutely epic, and also features every member of the Wu and Cappa. The video is classic Wu, and this is pretty much the best song (rap) I've ever heard, too. It's flawless. Can't find the dirty version of the video though, fuck.

    [ame=]YouTube - Wu Tang Clan - Triumph- Killer Bees[/ame]

    Another one of my my favorites is Deck's verse on A Better Tomorrow. Just like with Triumph, he opens the song up, and goes in immediately. There's really not much to say about this verse, it speaks for itself, and finishes so strongly... the man simply has a way with words.

    [ame=]YouTube - Wu-tang Clan - A Better Tomorrow[/ame]

    Fucking Godly.

    So what are some of your favorite verses? I'll post up a few more of mine later on, but I'm curious what others have to say...
  2. Wu Tang's great. But anything from illmatic by nas.
  3. Nas's verse in Life's a Bitch, one of my favorites ever
  4. Um bro... AZ outshines nas on that track, but that album is a classic :smoke: Perfection at age 19 :eek:
  5. Attackin like a slick Apache lyrics are trigger happy
    Pullin back your wig piece just for the way your lookin at me
    Talk back, blaow! I hit you up right now
    I don't know why so many of y'all wanna be thugs anyhow
    Face the consequence, of your childish nonsense
    I could make your head explode just by my lyrical content
    Get you in my scope and metaphorically snipe ya
    I never liked ya, I gas that ass and then ignite ya
    The flame thrower, make your peops afraid to know ya
    How many times I told ya, "play your position" small soldier
    My heart is colder, makes me wanna resort to violence
    Stop beatin me in the head son, nah, I'm not buyin it
    I'm ready to blast, ready to surpass and harass
    I'm ready to flip, yeah I'm ready to get with all that cash
    I hold my chrome steady, with a tight grip
    So watch your dome already cause this one might hit

    Guru's 3rd verse in "Full Clip"
  6. Yeah, he did, I almost said both but I didn't feel like saying the whole song as far as verse goes. Another amazing one...

    Macklemore - Otherside (2nd verse)

    Now he just wanted to act like them
    He just wanted to rap like him
    Us as rappers underestimate the power and the effects that we have on these kids
    Blunt passed, ash in a tin, pack being pushed, harassed by the feds
    The fact of it is most people that rap like this talkin' about some shit they haven't lived
    Surprise, you know the drill
    Trapped in a box, declined record sales
    Follow the formula violence, drugs, and, sex sells
    So we try to sound like someone else
    This is not Californication
    There's no way to glorify this pavement
    Syrup, percocet, and an eighth a day will leave you broke, depressed, and emotionally vacant
    Despite how Lil Wayne lives
    It's not conducive to being creative
    And I know 'cause he's my favorite
    And I know 'cause I was off that same mix
    Rationalize the shit that I'd try after I listen to dedication
    But he's an alien, I'd sip that shit, pass out or play Playstation
    Months later I'm in the same place
    No music made, feeling like a failure
    And trust me it's not dope to be 25 and move back to your parent's basement
    I've seen my people's dreams die
    I've seen what they can be denied
    And "weeds not a drug" - that's denial
    Groundhog Day life repeat each time
    I've seen oxycontin take three lives
    I grew up with them, we used to chief dimes
    I've seen cocaine bring out the demons inside
    Cheatin' and lyin'
    Friendship cease, no peace in the mind
    Stealin' and takin' anything to fix the pieces inside
    Broken, hopeless, headed nowhere
    Only motivation for what the dealer's supplying
    That rush, that drug, that dope
    Those pills, that crumb, that roach
    Thinkin' I would never do that, not that drug
    and growing up nobody ever does
    Until your stuck, lookin' in the mirror like I can't believe what I've become
    Swore I was goin' to be someone
    And growing up everyone always does
    We sell our dreams and our potential
    To escape through that buzz
    Just keep me up, keep me up
    Hollywood here we come

  7. AWESOME fucking choice. +rep for that. Boutta listen to it now, sadly I haven't listened to much Gang Starr lately.
  8. Stickin with the AZ/Nas collabo:
    "Mo Money, Mo Murder, Mo Homicide"

    Now you're forced to listen
    I got the mind of a grad from Princeton
    Play your position, or soon you'll be lost and missin
    It's far from fiction
    My presence is like that of a christian
    With ammunition puttin states under submission
    Street addiction, got me tied in thorough with buroughs
    Still in the ghetto, but in the cut where it's mellow
    Incognito, on the lee-low, like Carlito
    Cause we know, *****z don't really want us to see doe
    You never know it might just be yo' time you take yo' ride
    to them pearly white gates, watch that suicide

    Yo, in a mahogany, black scenery
    that was lightning and rain drops
    I'm tied up in the basement cocaine spot like Bangkok
    I'm blindfold, Vietnam type mind control this torture
    His accent sounds like the rarest culture
    Askin me, my atrophy stabbin me gradually
    Says his attribute, was satanic, masonic, ironic
    I felt reminded of my fast life ventures
    and winters, blinded til the flashlight enters

    Scent of a rose on the graveyard for real now
    The stakes is up a half a mil now
    I tried to grab him with his shield down
    Four walked in, they're crazy paid up
    Sharp but straight up
    Gators from Barbados, never seen nobody play those
    Lay-Low's what they called him, his head baldin
    Sippin cappucino, spilled on his silk suits, was scaldin
    Laugh was vulgar, canvas paintings of the Isatollah
    And on his arm he wore a priceless vulture
    Tobacco pipe smoker, Escobar your life is over
    Justify the righteous nova
    Bullets flew out his right shoulder
    Corpse leavin a foul odor, The Firm Volume 1 adjourned
    Bring it to a closure

    [ame=]YouTube - AZ feat. Nas Mo Money Mo Murder[/ame]
  9. Memory lane is better than life's a bitch imo. its lyrical genius
  10. One Be Lo has a fair few of my favourites, this is Rocketship:

    Yo, I'm flowin now to blow the microphone out
    I spit the flows out, rinse the Scope mouth, no doubt
    Tickets sold out, black and white kids, Diff'rent Strokes house
    Transform you pessimists to optimists and roll out
    Decepticons style, Megatron, bloaw!
    Check the rhyme files, 007 stretch beyond bounds
    of the earth, moon, universe, soon to burst through
    Three sixty-five, prepare live, you April 1st, Fool
    These wannabe best rappers hold the wet bladders
    Need a step ladder, still couldn't reach my best status
    Inspector Gadget, extra baggage, I was blessed to have it (skills)
    You must be still guessin at it, still testin average
    I'm never slippin even if you peeled a fresh banana
    The moves I make are checks and balance like a chess fanatic
    You less advantage, manic depressin, impress the panic
    Lyrics hot enough to melt your plastic, burn your flesh to ashes (ouch)
    That's what you earn when you not well rehearsed
    Somebody gotta help preserve this art form, myself preferred
    Check the verse, it's like a Magic spell with words
    These wack emcees prolly felt it worse than a Celtic Bird
  11. Aye cream cheese and a bagel
    Have a glass of milk and an ego
    I'm rockin pjs and no shirt
    I smoke weed eat yogurt

    Enjoy the best things in your life
    Cuz you aint gonna get to live it twice
    They say you waste time asleep
    But I'm just tryna dream
  12. #12 iCremateCanabis, Jun 4, 2011
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    Whole song, can't just take a couple of lines.
    [ame=]YouTube - ‪Mos Def Mathematics‬‏[/ame]

    This one isn't as self explanatory at first, people seem to think it's about that new world order shit but i don't think so. IMO it's about american greed, world water crisis, how governments are just not doing enough in the right places, i'll post some facts pretty sickening facts too. It's also about greedy companies and lifestyles, how it's almost impossible to not take everything for granted nowadays, lots of songs by conscious artists and Mos Def make references to that in other songs, but he put that thought to something that's vital and everyone overlooks and this song really makes you think.


    My favorite Nas verse, so lyrical and metaphorical.

  13. it don't matter your race
    just take the blunt to the face

    kid cudi.
  14. Everybody says that but i dont see it, nas has one of my favorite verses on that song.
    AZ gets a 9.5, Nas gets a perfect 10
  15. #15 Noxnoctum, Jun 4, 2011
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    Well I don't know if this qualifies since it's "rap-rock", but I always loved this line from "Settle for Nothing" - RATM:

    "If ignorance is bliss, then knock the smile off my face"

    [ame=]YouTube - ‪Rage Against The Machine: Settle For Nothing‬‏[/ame]

    Also from "How I could just kill a man" - Cypress Hill:

    "Say some punk try to get you for your auto,
    Would you call the one-time, play the role model?
    No, I think you play like a thug
    Next hear the shot of a magnum slug
    Hummin', comin' at cha
    yeah ya know I'm gonna gat ya
    How you know where I'm at when you haven't been where I've been,
    understand where I'm coming from.
    When you're up on the hill, in your big home
    I'm out here, risking my dome.
    Just for a bucket, or a fast ducat
    just to stay alive, aiyyo I gotta say 'Fuck it'."

    Not that I'm "from the street" or anything but I love how it points out the hypocrisy of people and how idiotically judgmental they are. People just need to learn to have compassion on those who are in a completely different life situation. (not that I'm sanctioning murder lol)

    Really though, both RATM and Cypress Hill's lyrics are basically always amazing.

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