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Lupe Fiasco Responds to Kendrick Lamar With SLR 2

I can’t recall how many times I’ve listened to SLR 2 within the past two hours. For those of you who live under a rock and don’t know what’s happening in Hip-Hop right now, let me give you a simple breakdown: Every rapper thinks they’re the “Best Rapper Alive.” In fact the BRA disease is a vicious infection that doctors have no cure for. Recently, a protege of the well known physician, Dr. Dre, has contracted the disease. The subject’s name is Kendrick Lamar. His BRA was exposed in a…

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Power

Every novel I write has a theme song. I use that song for inspiration when I’m unable to get the mental juices flowing. Currently, I’m writing Barcode: Eyes That Kill. The theme song for this novel is “Power” by Kanye West. Yesterday, I heard this song during my jog. I was nearing the end and quite tuckered out. I didn’t think I’d be able to keep the pace I’d given myself. But when this song came on, I immediately thought of my main character, Kode. He’s a laid back type…

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Good Music’s Writing Advice

What is good music? I can’t count the amount of times I’ve heard that phrase in my lifetime. Kanye West even named an entire label “GOOD Music” though his newest artists are far from being capable of producing anything that can qualify as good. Good music has an engaging story and emotional tone. It draws you in and helps you experience the writer’s situation. Many songs try telling you a story from beginning to end. That’s not the way music works and it shouldn’t be how you write. The most…

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Heart Attack Writing Advice

Trey Songz has immaculate writing skills. I don’t care what anyone says, he’s a novelist, screenwriter, and playwright. Doode has skillz (like how I used that “z”?) In one of his more recent tracks–though most of his music is recent because he makes enough mixtapes to fill an iPod–Songz speaks about relationships. I’m talking about “Heart Attack” and for those of you unfamiliar with the track, you can guess from the title that this relationship didn’t end well. For you writers out there, I want to analyze the lyrics to…

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