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Is Rapping Easy?

Poetry is turning out to be a very cathartic medium, I should do this more often.

Seth the Rhythm

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You know it’s been the same,

Since the day I was born.

In the sight of the world,

Always been a boor.

Crown upon my head,

And it’s made of thorns.

Praising my God,

But God gave me horns.


You know the way of the world,

It always made me sick.

Beaten down by my parents,

Friends and I didn’t click.

You know I’m like a bomb,

With every second I tick.

Life inside a broken mind,

Watching me like a flick.


Now here I stand tall, and I'm strong,

Holding it all at the point of a gun.

Spraying rounds with my pen,

And the weakest will run.

Only the best can fight back,

So they shine like the sun.

Slicing necks is the game,

And we slit ours for fun.


So what will you do when it comes your time,

To rush into battle, on reason and rhyme?

Beaten down by the world, as if living was crime,

Can’t wipe away scars like emotional grime.

The greasy rungs that I’ve been forced to climb,

Now crumbling in the fires of passion sublime.


To everyone that would act a fool,

All you ever did was become a tool.

Now sit there dumb, as I take you to school,

You're about to learn the lesson,

Of what it means to be cruel.

Answer: Nope!

This is the second musical piece I've ever tried to write, and I'd say I didn't do completely terrible. Definitely needs some practice and refinement, but I can see why people say rapping is easy. I think that if I dedicated my life to the art, it would be easy to produce a real banger every now and again.

It's pretty much just raw passion laid out on the table for scrutiny, and with practice it could be refined pretty quick. Alas, poetry is just a way for me to waste time and let out excess emotion.

Comments

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on May 04, 2020:

Okay Kyler,

For you, I did listen to it.

It was not as bad as some of the other ones.

It definitely told a story of love...a lesson everyone should learn before their time is up.

Thanks

Kyler J Falk (author) from Corona, CA on May 04, 2020:

One of my favorite rap groups here for you Brenda, and they don't mumble or rap fast. They're well known for their narratives, and this one is a tragic love story. There is some bad language in it, but the story and style may be of interest to you. So many different styles of rap out there.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pqiqrnZE44

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on May 04, 2020:

I know absolutely nothing about Rap music.. i don't tend to listen to it.

Quite honestly it is hard to make out the words. If only i had a written copy of them.

But your words speak like this I have tried to listen to.

Kyler J Falk (author) from Corona, CA on May 04, 2020:

Ha! I'm not sure if the intention was to make me laugh but I liked it!

In my head it was a swift beat, and more playful than it was swift.

Daniel Sevan on May 04, 2020:

You're right! rapping isn't easy but it depends on how you convey your feelings through the spoken word. Whats more difficult is lyricism. I'm sure you're aware of battle rap where Eminem made his name.

Now, lyricism encompasses a whole host of devices from metaphors, word play to schemes and double, triple even quadruple en tundras. Then you got to think about cadence. Here's something I wrote years ago.

There's bear bezels yep there's bear devils we're actually fighting bear devils on bear levels the only thing that exists is time there's bear bezels multidimensional you know there's an earth that's exactly identical then there's a earth that's exactly identical this goes on and on to infinity i mentioned the word bear some much at the top of my rhyme it turned grizzly!!!

Kyler J Falk (author) from Corona, CA on May 04, 2020:

Yes, many rappers have very sad stories and even more of them live in constant emotional pain. It is weird to hear them tell their stories, then look at the mask they wear for their careers. Rap has so much depth and artistry to it, it always saddens me when people talk bad about it.

Thanks for reading, Lorna!

Lorna Lamon on May 04, 2020:

I think a lot of rappers come from backgrounds of abuse and poverty. The words are passionate but also filled with pain. I think this was a good example Kyler and even though I am no expert it had that rapper vibe.