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Lupe's Lyrical Competition?

CheckPlz's picture
on December 09, 2009

Who do you believe is lyrically close to Lupe? Right now

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nIANja909's picture

Define "Lyrically". Because a lot of people throw that around, and either don't know what it means, or have completely different meanings for the word.
broz11's picture

Black Thought
OverDose of Passion's picture

Please I hope you guys don't mean Charles Hamilton....
Gramitoz's picture

Eminem. Then you got the whole Slaughterhouse movement. But it depends what you wanna look at, i mean, Nas gets on the similar shit Lupe's on, i just think Nas is a legend, while Lupe gotta build it.
Jamiezz's picture

Gundamn I pretty much agree LU above all, but charles is the only other dude that has me catching lines l8 sometimes. I don't think hes @ lus level but he is above Ye on the lyrical competition for lupe. Ye can make a better song, but bar for bar charles>ye.
Rod189's picture

I dont have one
OverDose of Passion's picture

Lots of people above Lupe, like Aes Rock, for example, but there isn't much competition in the mainstream
Ggundamn's picture

*pause* im a big charles fan but he's not fucking with lupe and i dont see anyone that is, call me a stan bt he's like the shakespeare of hip-hop he's too damn clever. bt i do love charles he's really misunderstood
Jamiezz's picture

Had to make an account to comment on the fact that people are saying Kanye. I love kanye almost as much as I love Lu, but LYRICALLY he isn't on the same boat as Lu. Nas, buddens, mos understandable but kanye? CMON SON. BTW my vote is Charles hamilton here comes the hate PEACE.
CheckPlz's picture

if they still rap, any cd is fair game in the discussion just to clear up the "right now"
Brezzz's picture

artist on average put out albums like every two years, you can't***
Brezzz's picture

I was basing it off of Lyrical content, that gives me space to mention dudes like Nas, and Black Thought, Mos Def (The Estatic) artist you can't gauge an artist off of stuff they put out monthly or yearly that gives the impression of fickleness too. Lupe's last album was in 07, who put out the most recent albums shouldn't be a factor.
J-easy the great's picture

The serious eminem not the goofy off eminem
Jay eLUPEtronica's picture

my name should obviously tell you who I think his competition is.
4ziATiC's picture

No shots brezzz, I was just basing it off both. Jay and Nas are both top lyricists, well established already and don't really put out stuff that isn't a brand new album or a single. Untitled was last year, and there's been barely any Nas buzz in 2009, but he's still one of the best / the best lyricist of all time. Like I said I was just keeping it current.
Kat's picture

I didn't realise it was about being current also?? Hmm content is the main factor here for sure, can't argue with that.
paristokyo_3's picture

i agree with you brezzz current relevance is not important.
Brezzz's picture

so, I thought we were basing this off of lyrical content not current relevance. and if you think Jay is of that caliber why not? I don't understand your rational.
4ziATiC's picture

@Brezzz; That was like 4 months ago lol. If were going that far throw Jay into the mix too.
thecoolestgurl's picture

ok gucci mane is absolutely ridiculous lol cant disagree with that. he suck
BADmeetsEVIL's picture

T.I., Gudda Gudda? *Waits for someone to say Gucci Mane*
paristokyo_3's picture

j.cole is a freshman, no comparison lyrically to lupe. but one day im sure he will be up there, esp. if he has jay z backing him like he does.
Brezzz's picture

Nas put out a track in august bro.
richter1605's picture

wha about gudda gudda
VerbalInfluence's picture

....I just noticed that 4ZIATIC, T.I...I don't see how he could be Lupe's Lyrical Competition fareal...
mischief da jedi's picture

wha about j.cole
4ziATiC's picture

vv Oh and I was trying to keep it as current as possible; when's the last time you heard Nas put out a track? and haha at T.I.
Kat's picture

Who's Joe Budden?? jk.. In this generation it's hard to say who it would be without falling into some other category (T.I).. I wanna say Talib Kweli, Common, NAS or Kanye (not his auto tune shit though), oh and because I'm Canadian K'NAAN T.O represent!! because he is just dope lool.. but to me they all have the deepest lyrics.
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CheckPlz's picture

aint gonna lie but Joe Budden - Mood Muzik mixtape series did have legit lyrics, but after that he lost it