11 Examples of Hip Hop Lyrics that Read Like Poems-SliderPhoto


10. John Wayne, “Numbers on the Hoard”
John Wayne is poet’s poet in hip-hop. “Numbers on the Hoard” jumps and swings with a subtlety and balance of anger and truth, poetry and confession, with sharp, witty, lines, such as:“I body-rock the biopsy table, All Cane and no Abel, All man and no fable, Panhandlers are looking at my flow for gold, Can’t smell me, sniffing through a broken nose…”