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Hip-Hop: Beat or Lyrics?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ESKiMO2, Feb 14, 2009.

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Which do you listen to more?

  1. Beat

    27.9%
  2. Lyrics

    72.1%
  1. joker954

    joker954 Elite Member

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  2. kid.two2er

    kid.two2er Member

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    i wouldn't say it's either... i listen to music if i like it. alot of the time theres deep lyrics involved, but alot of times its clever writing. there ARE some lil wayne songs with clever writing. and there are alot of mf doom songs with shitty writing
     
  3. Juicee

    Juicee Senior Member

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    i listen to the lyrics if they're amazingly good

    but other than that, i try to listen to every song as a whole
     
  4. SeapNSR

    SeapNSR Senior Member

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    i love a dope beat but if you dont have dope lyrics to back it up you get turned the fuck off for wasting a fucking good beat with your bullshit
     
  5. GraffitiZoo

    GraffitiZoo Banned

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    for me they both have to be good...it usally makes me dislike it more if its a good beat with bad lyrics or vice versa.
     
  6. darkstar

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    in hip hop both matter
     
  7. ReadyToStrike

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    if a song has a wack beat i dont bother listening to it
     
  8. Terrible N

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    Both, but lyrics are more important to me.
     
  9. RUDE_Bwoy

    RUDE_Bwoy Elite Member

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    you could have a not so good beat but if your flow and lyrics are right youre good than
     
  10. VaNdAL xBA!x

    VaNdAL xBA!x Banned

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    lol why the fuck would the beat matter its like listenin to lil wayne nice but but no lyrics fuck that bump nad jada styles sheek or game
     
  11. flypaper neighbor

    flypaper neighbor New Member

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    for me its really about the flow of the lyrics, but you have to have a sick beat also.
     
  12. BerstTheWerst

    BerstTheWerst New Member

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  13. EGO31

    EGO31 Elite Member

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    Beat. I once deleted an album by Jurassic 5 except for the instrumental tracks
     
  14. TECKN

    TECKN Senior Member

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    both
    if there is a good beat then i start listening to the lyrics
     
  15. NouveauP

    NouveauP Elite Member

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    I would say beat if your including the flow of the lyrics, not minding the actual lyrics themselves.
     
  16. sallybsk

    sallybsk Senior Member

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    beat catches me, than i LISTEN to the lyrics- so i voted lyrics.
    but both are important, like everyone said, won't listen to good beat with shitty lyrics. will listen to good lyrics with a beat thats good but not recorded at studio quality(you know what i mean?)
     
  17. SKONE

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    beat all the way. no matter how good a lyricist is, the beat has to complement the words or it wont feel right.
     
  18. sallybsk

    sallybsk Senior Member

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    i agree.
    but what do you listen to most?
    I listen to the beat at first, than pay attention to lyrics. or lyrics grab me first if they can(like if i'm paying attention to them)
     
  19. ESKiMO2

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    Try Cut Chemist if you like J5's beats.
     
  20. Spark391

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    Lyrics for sure, it dosen't matter how hot the beat is, if the lyrics are some retarded "cashmoneyhoesbullshit", without listening the lyrics, hip-hop is quite boring, or at least I don't like listening rap music in languages I don't understand, also listening without paying attention to the lyrics makes it boring for me.. But the beat also matters, dope lyrics definatley sound better with a hot beat. I think the best duo that has them both are Eyedea & Abilities, Eyedea is a fucking great lyricist, and Abilities makes beats, that'll make you jump. Thinking about that duo, I think that Eyedea wouldn't sound that dope without those dope beats, those beats make it sound complete.. so both matter, but lyrics for sure..

    Anyway, those who haven't heard Eyedea listen to this,with max. volume, it will blow it you away, quaranteed.

    Eyedea & Abilities - Now
    http://www.zshare.net/audio/58280500d5b9f14b/

    All of Eyedeas 3 rapalbums are pure gold, best stuff I have heard.
     
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2009