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Old 02-06-2008, 03:18 AM   #1
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Lupe's Dumb It Down is the 2007 Aint Hard to Tell?

Again, my boss got me working outside today but this time I took my Ipod to work and played both Lupe Fiasco's The Cool and Nas's Illamtic. While i was playing Dumb it Down, I started having that feeling that i had while i was listening to Aint Hard to Tell. i Guess its because both tracks were highly lyrical tracks rapping very complex... i dont know.... to me both really remind me of each other


Dumb it Down


I'm fearless
Now hear this
I'm earless
And I'm peerless
That means I'm eyeless
Which means I'm tearless
Which means my iris resides where my ears is
Which means I'm blinded
But I'mma find it I can feel it's nearness
But I'mma veer so I don't come near
Like a chicken or a deer
But I remember I'm not a listener or a seer so my windshield smear
Here, you steer, I really shouldn't be behind this, clearly cause my blindness
The windshield is minstrel, the whole grill is roadkill, so trill and so sincere. Yeah, I'm both them there
Took both pills, when a bloke in a trench coat and the locs in the chair had approached him here
And he clear as a ghost, so a biter of the throats in the mirror
The writer of the quotes for the ghosts who supplier of the notes to the living
Riveting is rosy, pockets full of posies, given to the mother of the deceased. Awaken at war, 'til I'm restin' in peace

[Chorus 1:]
You goin' over *****s' heads Lu (Dumb it down)
They tellin' me that they don't feel you (Dumb it down)
We ain't graduate from school ***** (Dumb it down)
Them big words ain't cool ***** (Dumb it down)
Yeah I heard Mean And Vicious ***** (Dumb it down)
Make a song for the bitches ***** (Dumb it down)
We don't care about the weather ***** (Dumb it down)
You'll sell more records if you (Dumb it down)

[Verse 2:]
And I'm mouthless
Which means I'm soundless
Now as far as the hearing, I've found it
It was as far as the distance from the earring to the ground is
But the doorknockers on the ear of a stewardess in a Lear
She fine and she flyin, I feel I'm flying by'em 'cause my mind's on cloud nine and I'm a mime at the same time
Pimp C the wings on the underground king
Who's also Klingon
To infinity and beyond
Something really stinks, but I Sphinx like Leon
Or lying in the desert
I'm flying on Pegasus you're flying on the pheasant
Rider of the white powder, picker of the fire flowers, spit hot fire like Dylon on Chappelle's skit
Yeah, smell it on my unicorn, snort the white horse, but toot my own horn (sleep)

[Chorus 2:]
You've been shedding too much light Lu (Dumb it down)
You make'em wanna do right Lu (Dumb it down)
They're getting self-esteem Lu (Dumb it down)
These girls are trying to be queens Lu (Dumb it down)
They're trying to graduate from school Lu (Dumb it down)
They're starting to think that smart is cool Lu (Dumb it down)
They're trying to get up out the hood Lu (Dumb it down)
I'll tell you what you should do (Dumb it down)

[Verse 3:]
And I'm brainless
Which means I'm headless
Like Ichabod Crane is
Or foreplay-less sex is
Which makes me stainless
With no neck left to hang the chain with
Which makes me necklace-less
Like a necklace theft
And I ain't used my headrest yet
They said they need proof like a vestless chest 'bout the best, fair F-F-jet in the nest
Who exudes confidence and excess depth
Even Scuba Steve would find it hard to breathe
Around these leagues
My snorkle is a tuba, Lu the ruler around these seas
Westside Poseidon, Westside beside'em, chest high and rising
Almost touching the knees of stewardess and the pilot
Lucky they make it flowered
Personal floating devices, tricks falling out of my sleeves
David Blaine
Make it rain
Make a boat
I make a plane
Then, I pull the plug and I make it drain
Until I feel like flowing and filling it up again..(Westside)

[Chorus 3:]
You putting me to sleep ***** (Dumb it down)
That's why you ain't popping in the streets ***** (Dumb it down)
You ain't winning no awards ***** (Dumb it down)
Robots and skateboards *****? (Dumb it down)
GQ Man Of The Year G? (Dumb it down)
Shit ain't rocking over here B (Dumb it down)
Won't you talk about your cars *****? (Dumb it down)
What the fuck is goyard ***** (Dumb it down)
Make it rain for the chicks (Dumb it down)
Pour champagne on a bitch (Dumb it down)
What the fuck is wrong with you? (Dumb it down)
How can I get on a song with you? (Dumb it down)



Aint Hard to Tell


It ain't hard to tell, I excel, then prevail
The mic is contacted, I attract clientele
My mic check is life or death, breathin a sniper's death
I exhale the yellow smoke of buddha through righteous steps
Deep like The Shinin', sparkle like a diamond
Sneak a uzi on the island in my army jacket linin
Hit the Earth like a comet, invasion
Nas is like the Afrocentric Asian, half-man, half-amazin
Cause in my physical, I can express throuh song
Delete stress like Motrin, then extend strong
I drank Moet with Medusa, give her shotguns in hell
From the spliff that I lift and inhale, it ain't hard to tell

The buddha monk's in your trunk, turn the bass up
Nas, stories by Aesop, place your loot up, parties I shoot up
Nas, I analyze, drop a jew-el
Inhale from the L, school a fool well, you feel it like braille
It ain't hard to tell, I kick the skill like Shaquille holds a pill
Vocabulary spills I'm Ill
plus Matic, I freak beats slam it like Iron Shiek
Jam like a tech with correct techniques
So analyze me, surprise me, but can't magmatize me
Scannin while you're plannin ways to sabatoge me
I leave em froze like her-on in your nose
Nas'll rock well, it ain't hard to tell

This rhythmatic explosion, is what your frame of mind has chosen
I'll leave your brain stimulated, *****z is frozen
Speak with criminal slang, begin like a violin
End like Leviathan, it's deep well let me try again
Wisdom be leakin out my grapefruit troop
I dominate break loops, givin mics men-e-straul cycles
Street's disciple, I rock beats that's mega trifle
And groovy but smoother than moves by Villanova
You're still a soldier, I'm like Sly Stallone in Cobra
Packin like a rasta in the weed spot
Vocals'll squeeze glocks, MC's eavesdropT
Though they need not to sneak
My poetry's deep, I never fell
Nas's raps should be locked in a cell
It ain't hard to tell
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Old 02-06-2008, 03:43 AM   #2
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Re: Lupe's Dumb It Down is the 2007 Aint Hard to Tell?

both of them are lyrically genius songs but the point behind the 2 songs is different so because of that i don't really think theres a similair connection.

i could see more of a connection with go go gadget flow where the subject is similair
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both of them are lyrically genius songs but the point behind the 2 songs is different so because of that i don't really think theres a similair connection.

i could see more of a connection with go go gadget flow where the subject is similair
the subject matter on Dumb it Down is more simular if u ask me
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Old 02-06-2008, 04:02 AM   #4
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Re: Lupe's Dumb It Down is the 2007 Aint Hard to Tell?

really it doesn't lyrically compare to It Ain't Hard To Tell to me in pure terms of skill... I mean its Nas... he's overrated on the net for a reason and thats cuz he was the dopest ***** out of NY since Rakim and truly better than any other MC Queens has produced... not to knock Lupe but he doesn't have that skill to deliver something equal to It Ain't Hard To Tell... I ain't sayin that just because I made a thread about It Ain't hard To Tell... its simply the facts... nice song but comparable to a classic???? Nah....
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Re: Lupe's Dumb It Down is the 2007 Aint Hard to Tell?

Nahhhhhhhhh no where near that track.....dont really like 'Dumb It Down' tho, I mean the concept is cool and all but that track aint even one his best imo......
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Re: Lupe's Dumb It Down is the 2007 Aint Hard to Tell?

Not even close. Dumb it Down is like a scribble book exercise, an experimentation. It Ain't Hard to Tell is superior in every way even though it's roughly 15 years older.

I don't think Lupe would pick this track if he were to compare himself to Nas.
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Re: Lupe's Dumb It Down is the 2007 Aint Hard to Tell?

This is a terrible thread....just like Dumb It Down was a terrible song, when you take into account its the most boring thing heard in 2007
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I don't really see the connection mate...but to each his own. :/
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