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    Who Inspires You Lyrically?

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    Who inspires you lyrically? Mine are:

    Big L
    O.C.
    Ed O.G.
    Masta Ace
    Lord Finesse
    Nature
    Percee P
    AZ
    Big Boi
    Raekwon
    Phonte
    Oddisee
    Black Thought
    Tray Deee
    Styles P
    3D Na'tee
    Rapsody
    Rah Digga
    Dutch Rebelle
    Bun B
    Yo-Yo
    Lady of Rage
    Mia X
    Coniyac
    Heavy D
    CL Smooth
    Nas
    Large Professor
    Prodigy
    Rakim
    MC Lyte
    Sha Rock
    Granddaddy IU
    Kurupt (early 90s Death Row era)
    Ice Cube (Death Certificate-era)
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    I have a short top 5 list.

    UGK, Jay Z, tupac, hell rell, DMX

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    Nas, Eminem and 2pac

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    Kool Keith
    lwj - local space music

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    none of them

    when I look for lyrical direction I look up old school poets
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    recently i began to draw inspiration from Oscar and the Wolf songs. they are good! and none typical

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    My influences are Lupe Fiasco, Wale(with bending words), Kid Cudi(feeling/voice), Kanye(musically), Ghostface/Big Pun/Nas(later on).

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    For english speaking rappers mostly Vinnie Paz and Slaine.

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    My go-to lyricists are Jay-Z, Jadakiss, Eminem and Jeezy (when he ready to go at it (ie; Thug Motivation 101)) - although, I seek inspiration from everywhere.. The key for me is, the flow has to be well-rounded (cadence, delivery, double entendres..) - but, the artist could spit about anything (Eminem/Rock Bottom, Jay-Z/Like That)..

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