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


8. Dead Prez, “Way of Life”
It starts sweet and quiet, but then the beat and that guitar take over. So does the poetry, words that speak of making art. It doesn’t get better or more honest than that: “The fear, the focus, The aches the pains, The contact sparrin’, The breaks, the sprains, The trials, the error, The ranks and belts, The spiritual growth…”