Lyricism, Delivery & Authenticity
We'd put money on Farrar being one of the realest rappers out right now. His raps are vivid and largely autobiographical, whether he's describing the gritty details of a criminal life or an illness within the family. There's a brutal honesty in his verses, whether his gruff tone is emotional or cold.
The description he included with his latest project The Patriarch says it all:
"[It was] written in some of the darkest and most bleak times in my life, this is my therapy. Facing indescribable personal trials and tribulations, coupled with my family crumbling as I watch my lil' bro and biggest supporter face a serious trial and jail sentence, I did the thing I was born to do. Write and express my life. Motivated by yall's support, that someone wanted to hear what I had to say, this emotional work was conceived. This is the light at the end of the tunnel."
There's no facade here - Deniro reports from the field, and it's believable. One of eight children, his main motivation as a rapper is to support his extensive family, and as such, he doesn't have time for the bullshit.
Read the second verse from 'Fears' (the first track above) below:
Mind over matter but the matter is
The fact that we live with no time to give
Our fam', we throwin' money at our kids
They be starvin' for knowledge and I can see they ribs
No ambition for college, they sittin' at the crib
Sellin' drugs, probably be the next gettin' killed
On the block, it's 30 more just like 'em
I don't pawn 'til those crackers come and re-indict 'em
Chain smokin' blunts, now they searchin' for a title
That you earn in the 'hood cause you shot a rifle
Guns make niggas feel tall like the Eiffel
'Til somebody shoot 'em down and they body stifle
Fuck a magazine, you need to read the Bible
But the preacher steal money for his own survival
Or maybe I'm just taking notice
That in a room full of rappers, I'm the fuckin' coldest
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