Discussion in 'Hip-Hop Central' started by AlmostFamous, Oct 7, 2005.
In my opinion its Mos Def
Kweli - Spruce ta the tree, Bruce ta the Lee / THE REAL MC - that'cha favorite rapper used ta be / One by one I knock 'em out like Schooley D. My rhymes of eulogy / A flea could move a tree before you think ya movin' me
Black like my baby girl's stare
Black like the veil that the muslimina wear
Black like the planet that they fear, why they scared?
Black like the slave ship that later brought us here
Black like the cheeks that are roadways for tears
that leave black faces well traveled with years
Black like assassin crosshairs
Blacker than my granddaddy armchair
He never really got no time to chill there
Cause this life is warfare, warfare
A SOLDIERS DREAM...
Your eyes are too careful,
Collecting it all arranging it all;
Surgically, robotically, exactly.
I can’t look at you right now
But that doesn’t matter because
You can look at me and the longer that
I don’t return your gaze,
The harder that your gaze
Starts to run across my back
Like a nervous policeman’s hands:
Brisk, intent, anxious for discovery.
If discretion is a fortress
Then you’re threatening to destroy it
By simply standing at the gates
And refusing to leave.
I can’t look at you right now,
But you can look at me. Do you see me?
I think he proved it on 'Black Star'..Mos has sooo many memorable verses on that album..
The closest Talib would come to Mos is on 'Train of Thought'..back when Kweli was still DOPE as fuck..
I think Mos is better overall, but Kweli has the catalog to support a claim that he's the better emcee of the two.
both top 10.
Nah, I think Kweli's gotten better up now because the fact that he actually fixed his flow... He used to jumble words into bars and rush 'em cuz he put too many words in a bar... He fixed that and his rhymes are still just as ill... Kweli's better...
I love Mos..
both are equally tight..
Mos by a lil bit...
Talib since Mos switched the style. Old style Mos was my favourite MC.
While Kweli has alot more material, I'd still say Mos Def.
Kweli's delivery is STILL lacking on occassion while Mos' is always flawless. Kweli still sounds like he forces his lines and even forces multi's and forces wordplay and metaphors sometimes.
He BARELY did it on Beautiful Struggle... But I've heard some mixtape shit recently where he's kinda done it but on BS he was on-point
Mos Def is a better overall rapper. I find more insight in his lyrics most of the time though Kweli's often appear better when it comes to "technical" lyricism. Not to mention Mos has one of the best deliveries out there.
Still a big fan of Kweli, though.
I disagree... I find Mos Def's delivery CAN be boring... Very monotonous and deep... I like when he sings though (sometimes)... And I disagree on this too... Kweli has VERY VERY "insightful" lyrics...
mos i feel his swagga betta..kweli is ill, took me amin to reeeally feel him.but he dope as hell
Mos, before he stopped rapping.
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