Message Board Basketball Forum - InsideHoops

Go Back   Message Board Basketball Forum - InsideHoops > InsideHoops Main Basketball Forums > Off the Court Lounge

Off the Court Lounge Basketball fans talk about everything EXCEPT basketball here

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-14-2007, 02:59 PM   #31
KINGofTHEcourt
Banned
 
KINGofTHEcourt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: chillin in the lab
Posts: 1,574
KINGofTHEcourt has an OK reputation so far
Default Re: Best rapper alive today gimme ur pick

Baller aka Boxer is the sickest rapper alive. Yall are lucky the haytas took down his youtube rap video, otherwise he'd show yall whats good.

But seriously, Jay-Z or Nas.
KINGofTHEcourt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2007, 03:15 PM   #32
Rasheed1
3-time NBA All-Star
 
Rasheed1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 10,496
Rasheed1 has an incredible reputation hereRasheed1 has an incredible reputation hereRasheed1 has an incredible reputation hereRasheed1 has an incredible reputation hereRasheed1 has an incredible reputation hereRasheed1 has an incredible reputation hereRasheed1 has an incredible reputation here
Default Re: Best rapper alive today gimme ur pick

Quote:
No, I'm talking before 1990 here, when freestyle did not only mean make it up as you go. Originally, that is not what freestyle meant. I realize that's what people usually mean by "freestyle" now, I was only elaborating on why people don't do that as much.

Im talking about before 1990 too...Freestyle was always about coming off the top of the head...Spittin lines that you wrote is not freestylin, even if you spit just one verse....if you write rhymes and then play it off like you was freestylin, dudes would call you on that in a battle...thats cheatin

freestylers get familar with groups of words and when they freestyle they string them together... Any cat who can freestyle will have at least 10 words that rhyme or sound similar so that when they spit the rhymes come out smooth and makes you look clever...

Im 32 years old and we was freestyling back when groups like Original Concept & mantronix and Just Ice was hot .....

we would get break beat records from 69th street and make tapes to freestyles with the Dj cutting and going back to back loopin the break beats...

And the key was to be able to spit hot sh*t off the top of the head
Rasheed1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2007, 03:25 PM   #33
Enigmatism
Raving Lunatic
 
Enigmatism's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 812
Enigmatism has an OK reputation so far
Default Re: Best rapper alive today gimme ur pick

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rasheed1
Im talking about before 1990 too...Freestyle was always about coming off the top of the head...Spittin lines that you wrote is not freestylin, even if you spit just one verse....if you write rhymes and then play it off like you was freestylin, dudes would call you on that in a battle...thats cheatin

freestylers get familar with groups of words and when they freestyle they string them together... Any cat who can freestyle will have at least 10 words that rhyme or sound similar so that when they spit the rhymes come out smooth and makes you look clever...

Im 32 years old and we was freestyling back when groups like Original Concept & mantronix and Just Ice was hot .....

we would get break beat records from 69th street and make tapes to freestyles with the Dj cutting and going back to back loopin the break beats...

And the key was to be able to spit hot sh*t off the top of the head

You're right that anything written is not considered freestyling - anymore, but there was a time when a freestyle could be simply something that no one had heard before, not just some improv stuff. KRS, Chuck D, etc have all spoken on this - it's not some nonsense I am trying to pass off for no reason - and really I'm tired of discussing it - it's a non-issue. I'm not saying that the improv stuff wasn't around - that never was my point. Just that it wasn't until later that cats ONLY considered a freestyle something that was spontaneous. And I only mentioned it as to why more rappers don't do it nowdays - I'm saying that it's partly because the definition of what a freestyle is has become more of a pure improv thing, and most rappers now don't hold up well in that situation - they're idiots.

Last edited by Enigmatism : 06-14-2007 at 03:30 PM.
Enigmatism is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2007, 03:26 PM   #34
Richie2k6
Smooth Like Butter
 
Richie2k6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: The Terrordome Team: Nuggets
Posts: 9,906
Richie2k6 is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterRichie2k6 is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterRichie2k6 is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterRichie2k6 is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterRichie2k6 is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterRichie2k6 is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterRichie2k6 is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterRichie2k6 is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterRichie2k6 is considered a brilliant InsideHoops poster
Default Re: Best rapper alive today gimme ur pick

Nas, Jay Z, Lil Wayne.
Richie2k6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2007, 08:46 PM   #35
NoGunzJustSkillz
2015
 
NoGunzJustSkillz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 14,188
NoGunzJustSkillz is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterNoGunzJustSkillz is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterNoGunzJustSkillz is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterNoGunzJustSkillz is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterNoGunzJustSkillz is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterNoGunzJustSkillz is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterNoGunzJustSkillz is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterNoGunzJustSkillz is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterNoGunzJustSkillz is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterNoGunzJustSkillz is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterNoGunzJustSkillz is considered a brilliant InsideHoops poster
Default Re: Best rapper alive today gimme ur pick

Lil Wayne & T.I.
NoGunzJustSkillz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2007, 09:10 PM   #36
WuTangWizard
Local High School Star
 
WuTangWizard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: DC/NY
Posts: 1,098
WuTangWizard has an OK reputation so far
Default Re: Best rapper alive today gimme ur pick

Nas & GZA
WuTangWizard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2007, 09:31 PM   #37
knicks15
Local High School Star
 
knicks15's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,086
knicks15 has decent reputation
Default Re: Best rapper alive today gimme ur pick

Quote:
Originally Posted by Enigmatism
Aceyalone, Murs, Ras Kass

man i havent heard much from aceyalone, but he used to be on the nba 2k soundtrack i think it was 2k5 and it had to be the worse song ever
knicks15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2007, 10:01 PM   #38
MTing
Where Brooklyn at?
 
MTing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: NY
Posts: 5,442
MTing is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterMTing is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterMTing is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterMTing is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterMTing is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterMTing is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterMTing is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterMTing is considered a brilliant InsideHoops poster
Default Re: Best rapper alive today gimme ur pick

Gotta be

Listening to him now
MTing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2007, 10:30 PM   #39
Agent_Zero
Great college starter
 
Agent_Zero's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 3,431
Agent_Zero is considered somewhat coolAgent_Zero is considered somewhat cool
Default Re: Best rapper alive today gimme ur pick

Nas. no question. all the other rappers talk about is money, hoes, cars.

ok we know you got those, now what else you got for me? oh, no more ideas?
Agent_Zero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2007, 10:31 PM   #40
ForceOfNature
In It to Win It
 
ForceOfNature's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 7,146
ForceOfNature has a terrific reputationForceOfNature has a terrific reputationForceOfNature has a terrific reputationForceOfNature has a terrific reputationForceOfNature has a terrific reputation
Default Re: Best rapper alive today gimme ur pick

Eminem, Kanye, Jay-Z.
ForceOfNature is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2007, 11:17 PM   #41
Top_Of_Tha_World
High School Varsity 12th Man
 
Top_Of_Tha_World's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 542
Top_Of_Tha_World has an OK reputation so far
Default Re: Best rapper alive today gimme ur pick

jayz,lupe or common......lyrically
Top_Of_Tha_World is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2007, 11:20 PM   #42
Randy
NBA sixth man of the year
 
Randy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 7,856
Randy is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterRandy is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterRandy is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterRandy is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterRandy is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterRandy is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterRandy is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterRandy is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterRandy is considered a brilliant InsideHoops poster
Default Re: Best rapper alive today gimme ur pick

Bow down.

Randy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2007, 11:34 PM   #43
boozehound
An uglier Lamar Doom
 
boozehound's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 24,256
boozehound is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableboozehound is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableboozehound is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableboozehound is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableboozehound is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableboozehound is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableboozehound is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableboozehound is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableboozehound is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableboozehound is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableboozehound is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginable
Default Re: Best rapper alive today gimme ur pick

Quote:
Originally Posted by Randy
Bow down.

you are drunk
boozehound is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2007, 01:16 AM   #44
aahhsin
Banned
 
aahhsin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 726
aahhsin has an OK reputation so far
Default Re: Best rapper alive today gimme ur pick

you can tell the quality of rap just by seeing lil wayne being mentioned as a best rapper alive today.
aahhsin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2007, 03:05 AM   #45
cdot11
Peace.
 
cdot11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 214
cdot11 has an OK reputation so far
Default Re: Best rapper alive today gimme ur pick

lil Wayne.
cdot11 is offline   Reply With Quote
This NBA Basketball News Website Sponsored by:
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:14 AM.




NBA Basketball Forum Key Links:
InsideHoops Home
NBA Rumors
Basketball Blog
NBA Daily Recaps
NBA Videos
Fantasy Basketball
NBA Mock Draft
NBA Free Agents
All-Star Weekend
---
High School Basketball
Streetball
---
InsideHoops Twitter
Search Our Site















Powered by vBulletin Version 3.5.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. Terms of Use/Service | Privacy Policy