The phrase “poet” might recall to mind names like Walt Whitman, Robert Frost and Edgar Allen Poe. But as proven within the music of Bob Dylan and Etta James, musicians may be poets, too — significantly within the traditionally lyric-driven style of hip-hop. In addition to being stars, artists like Biggie, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar and Nas are additionally intelligent, consummate wordsmiths.
To have a good time World Poetry Day, we’re a few of the most poetic rap songs on Pandora, primarily based on information from Pandora’s Music Genome Project. These songs present skillful lyric writing, which incorporates strikingly stunning or affecting imagery, intelligent rhymes, fascinating alliteration and catchy wordplay or turns of phrase.
Til I Collapse – Eminem
Hypnotize – The Notorious BIG
Forgot About Dre – Dr. Dre
Changes – Tupac
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Listen to the playlist: HERE.