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First as Johnny Rotten with lyrics to songs like 'Bodies', 'Pretty Vacant', 'Holidays in the Sun' or classics 'God save the Queen' and 'Anarchy in the UK' and then dozens of songs with PIL, 'Public Image', 'Religion', Flowers of Romance', 'Rise', just to mention a few. "Anger is an Energy".
The whole concept-album (i.e. OST) 'Breaking Glass' is excellent. "...I won't be the one to be bound by the sound of "if only, if only".
Just take the lyrics of 'Cactus' by the Pixies, for example. Brilliant!
"You can't put your arms around a memory"
The man writes poetry, Very heartfelt and poetic
Hey, you call me up again just to break me like a promise.
So casually cruel in the name of being honest.
I'm a crumpled up piece of paper lying here
'Cause I remember it all, all, all... too well.
Time won't fly, it's like I'm paralyzed by it
I'd like to be my old self again, but I'm still trying to find it
After plaid shirt days and nights when you made me your own
Now you mail back my things and I walk home alone
The master himself this guy has more experience than anyone I know if it wasn't for him rap wouldn't be at this standart so yeah dre is awesome
Yo 5'9 is a great rapper not the best but he lies among the best he even dissed kanye west on a track with em just so he ain't scared but he will be if you got em on your side..
I Think you're on the wrong list dude... This is "Best lyricists of all time" Not "Top 10 worst artists". Can all you musically illiterate people saying that rap is the greatest genera of music please, go somewhere else. The only decent, Famous, rapper is Eminem, That I know of anyway.
Hour got swag but other than that he is na average rapper
How is Cube below E when E doesn't even write his own, and most the NWA album is written by Cube...
As many as you may know, Hopsin is a brilliant man and makes good music. Successfully, owning his successful record label Funk Volume, Hopsin managed to make it into XXL, and have his fellow signees' Jarren Benton and Dizzy Wright make it to XXL. Hopsin is successful and one of the best rappers alive. Hopsin inspired me to be independent and to be irrelevant to what society has to say about me. Listen to his song Tears To Snow
After writing the hook for Eminem's hit song, The Monster, there is no doubt this man can't be considered as one of the Top Ten lyricist of all time. Jon has many great songs, believe it or not, his song Paper Planes reaches your soul the first time you hear it. He also has an amazing style, and I've never heard an artist with the same style that Jon acquires.
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