Posts Tagged: MC

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    Coltrane, “Lyrical” and The Art Of MCing

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    The notion of being lyrical is often misread in hip-hop by the connotations put on it by those who for the most part don’t like lyrics. In that context lyrical has some sort of direct relationship with the actual words, usually implying the excessive use of words.  “Spiritual, miracle, lyrical!” Outside of the hip-hop context… Read more »

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    Lupe Chimes in on Battle With Jay Electronica

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    Lupe took some time out from the road to pen a few bars in response to the request for a battle between him and Jay Electronica on the Okayplayer message boards yesterday.  While not a battle verse, some fans are already reading between the lines on this one: Coexist, the devils in the dealer, the… Read more »

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    Hip-Hop DEMANDS a Jay Electronica vs Lupe Fiasco Battle

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    After much heated fan debate over who’s the better rapper, I think it’s only right that Jay Electronica and Lupe Fiasco settle this like real MC’s.  No beef just battle.  It ain’t personal as I sincerely hope they have a mutual respect for each other, but that shouldn’t prevent them from being able to go… Read more »

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    Today’s Mathematics: Jay-Z vs. Nas

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    So back in July I worked with the folk over at GtP to develop the prototype for a game, SHOWDOWN, to simulate an MC battle.  Our test case was the classic Jay-Z vs. Nas battle using the lyrics from “The Takeover” and “Ether”.  We broke the songs up line by line and gave them rankings… Read more »

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    Taking the MC Battle to 2.0 with a Game

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    According to wikipedia, Web 2.0 is characterized by “facilitating communication, information sharing, interoperability,user-centered design and collaboration.”  It’s a buzzword that gets thrown around a lot, the ‘2.0’ portion frequently being tagged on the latest and greatest innovation which is going to change the way we think about whatever.  Well today I’m going to borrow the trend and put in a… Read more »