This collaboration between Juicy J and The Weeknd was the biggest track of the week, period. Lyrically, there's nothing particularly remarkable about it - it's another story of sex, drugs and the pros and cons of success. But a lot of people took the time to read their words, so it's earned a place here. Thoughts?
Read the full lyrics here:http://www.gotbars.com/juicy-j-one-of-those-nights-lyrics.32278.html
Roc Marciano is a true lyricist, unquestionably. A lot of rappers today, although they may spit rhymes, are not real lyricists. Marciano's multisyllabic bars are always packed with the tightest punchlines, and although his subject matter may be nothing new, his delivery and choice of words bring a whole new light to a hustler's life.
Read the full lyrics here: http://www.gotbars.com/roc-marciano-bruh-man-lyrics.32289.html
Inspectah Deck, one of the Wu-Tang Clan’s resident slang masters, teamed up with 7L & Esoteric under the moniker Czarface and released a self-titled album this week. This single, featuring Ghostface Killah, is a standout track from a generally unreal project, and all three emcees absolutely murder their verses. Brace yourself.
Read the full lyrics here: http://www.gotbars.com/czarface-savagely-attack-lyrics.32285.html
Kendrick's always been a conscious artist, and isn't known for a gangster image unlike like so many of his peers. As of late, he's been treading into the pop world, first hopping on a track with Dido out of nowhere last month, and most recently adding two brief verses to Emile Sande's "Next To Me". It's a far cry from his early TDE days. Despite his gruff delivery, he bares his heart on this one and shows a more sensitive side.
Read the full lyrics here: http://www.gotbars.com/emeli-sand-next-to-me-lyrics.32276.html
A bizarre move by Mac Miller. This self-produced, 21-minute open-form track was a gift for his fans on Valentine's Day 2013, delivered a day late. Using Auto-Tune in the style of T-Pain, Kanye West, Lil' Wayne and Future, he created a completely absurd and provocative satire of the trope. We doubt very many of you actually listened to the whole song, and now you don’t have to. The words are worth a read.
Read the full lyrics here: http://www.gotbars.com/mac-miller-turkey-love-lyrics.32262.html
We hadn’t heard much from Tyler, The Creator until he dropped this new single last week. He’s known to err on the side of controversy, and this track is no exception. Did he cross the line?
Read the full lyrics here: http://www.gotbars.com/tyler-the-creator-domo-23-lyrics.32261.html
"It’s about money it ain’t never ‘bout music." Gucci Mane is an unabashed trap rapper. Hustling and money come before everything, lyricism included. This inevitably leads to some pretty ignorant bars, and “Dirty Cup” is no exception. 2 Chainz’ quirky, drug addled lines compliment the aesthetic nicely.
Read the full lyrics here: http://www.gotbars.com/gucci-mane-dirty-cup-lyrics.32281.html
Despite the fact that A$AP Rocky's "Fuckin' Problems" is essentially a track about sex addiction, it's relatively tame in comparison to, say, Too Short's body of work. Too tame for Trey Songz, anyway, who chose to add an explicit verse to the track nearly five months after its release.
Read the full lyrics here: http://www.gotbars.com/trey-songz-fuckin-problems-lyrics.32282.html
Action Bronson is not only one of the dopest new lyricists to emerge in the past few years, he’s also one of the funniest. No one waxes poetic on food, sex and drug use quite like he does. This Valentine’s Day remix he put out with Hologram was a hilarious alternative to all the slow jams.
Read the full lyrics here: http://www.gotbars.com/action-bronson-put-it-in-your-mouth-lyrics.32290.html
We’re honestly not sure what to say about these particular Hoodie Allen couplets. We’ll leave the commentary up to all of you.
Stay tuned for next Friday’s Lyrics of the Week, folks. Thanks for joining the discussion.
Read the full lyrics here: http://www.gotbars.com/hoodie-allen-fame-is-for-assholes-lyrics.32279.html
HNHH's Lyrics of the Week breaks down the most noteworthy bars of the past seven days into ten categories that will rotate according to the content that drops.
There's quite a bit of repetition in the game these days. Generally, specific lyrics tend to get overlooked (with the exception of Lil' Wayne's recent Emmett Till controversy). This is an opportunity to take a closer listen and really consider what these artists have to say. We encourage your opinions.
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