Rap Song Or Murder Ballad? Guess Which Is Which
Remember back in the day, when rap was kind of new, and there was this huge uproar from parents' groups and politicians about how the lyrics were so violent, they would undoubtedly warp the minds of the world's youth? Well, those folks had a lot of nerve, considering the tradition of the murder ballad goes so far back, people aren't entirely sure where it started, and those songs can be at least as violent as any rapper's jam about a gang battle. We've included lyrics from murder ballads both old and new, mixed in with lines from the choicest of gangsta rap, and we challenge you to see if you can tell who's getting killed over which gang colors they're wearing, and who's getting killed because they got caught cheatin'. A link to the answers is now at the end of the article. A. "A voice spoke to me and it slowly started saying/ 'Bring your lifestyle to me I'll make it better'/ How long will I live?/ 'Eternal life and forever'" B. "She was low down and triflin'/ And she was cold and mean/ Kind of evil make me want to grab my submachine" C. He said 'Mr. Motherfucker, you know who I am'/ And the barkeeper said, 'No, and I don't give a good goddamn'" D. "Go easy with your cold-fanged anger/ I'll stick my knife right down your throat" E. "I never asked for nothing I don't demand of myself/ Honesty, loyalty, friends and then wealth/ Death before dishonor and I tell you what else/ I tighten my belt before I beg for help"Next Page
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