THE BEST RAP LYRICS OF 2016 SO FAR, PART 1 | RISE
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5. "WAKE UP, TAKE A SIP OF ACE OF SPADE LIKE IT'S WATER"
Future | "Low Life" | EVOL
Honestly, you could pretty much pick any line from this song because they're all pretty legit. I mean turning five star hotels into traphouses? Sign me up. But something about waking up and drinking champagne like its water just sounds baller AF.
I'll admit it, I had no idea what Ace of Spade was when I first heard this song but it sounded expensive and badass. Then again, anything Future raps about sounds badass so for all I knew at the time it could have been the same quality champagne as a $6 bottle of Andre.
Upon further research, that's not the case. It runs anywhere from $250-$7,000 for a single bottle depending on the size you get. So yeah, even though the lyrics sound badass and I'll certainly be using the line as one of my Instagram captions, I'll still be holding my cheap bottle of Andre in the picture. Or possibly a $12 bottle of Korbel if it's payday.
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4. "BOUT TO HIT THE YE BUTTON"
Kanye West | "Champions" | Single
First off, I don't know exactly what a 'Ye Button' is, but I can tell you one thing, I want one. Maybe it's like one of those Staples "Easy" buttons but when you press it it makes that "HAAAAHN" sound Kanye makes on the "N***** is Paris" track. Or, perhaps when pressed it flash-fries 'fishsticks' and has a plate of them ready instantaneously (see South Park episode on Kanye West Fishsticks).
What's your take?
Whatever it does, it sounds awesome. I'd gladly spend the same amount of money on it as a fresh pair of Yeezy Boost 360s. That way I could really 'feel like Pablo.'
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3."TELL OBAMA THAT MY VERSES ARE JUST LIKE THE WHIPS THAT HE IN, THEY BULLETPROOF"
Drake | "Summer Sixteen" | Single
WHAT? Did Drizzy just take a swing at the POTUS? You bet he did. Directing a diss at Meek Mill is one thing, but the President of the United States? That takes some serious you know whats. Maybe it's because he's from Canada.
In all seriousness, we love this verse because it didn't have anything to do with politics. It had to do with the interview when Obama was asked: Between Kendrick Lamar and Drake, who's better?
The POTUS of course elected to go with Kendrick, but the best part about it is that he followed it up by saying "I think Drake is an outstanding entertainer, but Kendrick, his lyrics.."
So what better way to respond than to throw a subtle line about it on a track that was already intended as a diss? I mean Obama did suggest that Drake's lyrics weren't as good as Kendrick's. Wonder what he thinks about this verse.
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2. "TURN MY BIRTHDAY INTO A LIFESTYLE"
Drake | "Pop Style" | Views
Even though we have this listed at number 2 on the list, it happens to be our favorite. It would probably even make the list of our favorite lyrics of all time. Why? Because it is the epitome of what gave us the inspiration for our brand- taking funny catchphrases people put as their Instagram captions and printing them on shirts.
This verse makes the picture perfect caption to use on a post of the squad turning up for a friend's birthday. It's hard to even say the line without envisioning infinite bottles of champagne being sprayed everywhere. Geez, even writing about it makes me want to stop what I'm doing and take a night out on the town.
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1. "I MADE THAT BITCH FAMOUS"
Kanye West | "Famous" | The Life of Pablo
I mean, would you have expected anything different? Vulgar, crude, tasteless, or whatever else this rhyme might be classified as, it did exactly what it was intended to do. Cause a controversy.
You see, whether you like Kanye or not, you have to applaud him for one thing. His marketing ability. He knows how to get people talking better than even alcohol does. Sure, he could have elected to go with something a little less obscene, but do you really think his "Famous" music video would have close to 12 million views already? It's only been 3 weeks. Probably not.
That's the art behind it all. He knows how to use his persona to his advantage. Think about it, there's probably a really good chance that the first time you heard him say "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex," you were like "OMG I can't believe he just said that! WTF! I have to text Karen right now, she is going to DIE." And then you likely texted Karen who went on to text the same thing on to Kaitlyn, or whatever your other friend's name may be. Point is, he's a musician. He makes a living from people listening to his music. So if it weren't for the Karens and Kaitlyns in this world, Kanye wouldn't be Kanye.
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