Open Mic: Starving Artist: Verse 4

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    Posted: 23 February 2010 at 11:46pm
Have you ever put yourself in the old, worn boots
Of somebody with talent that has never borne loot?
Do you know what it's like to see billboard songs
Thinking you would make it by now, but still, you're wrong?
To see people whom you helped pass a test in class
Helped them mix their songs then see all your best surpassed
See them run studios and profit from skill
I know what talent is and I've got it, but still...

Can't pay this rent working less than 20 hours a week
I'd pray to god, but that's like turning over cowardice cheeks
Might be biblical and lyrical, No power, too meek
It's like joining languages at the Babel Tower to speak
That's how hard it is to focus with so little on the last check
With student loans to pay for a career that I don't have yet
With music gear but without a studio to keep it in
An ocean of debt and no buoyancy for me to swim
No way for me to win, no time to take a breather
Trying to get paid doing what I love and doing neither
Writing songs is getting hard, easier time on my guitar
But mixing songs not up to par when all success just seems so far
Used to making beats with baking heat, battling, breaking streaks
But even trying to write this verse has taken weeks, I'm aching, weak
I think if I'm not gonna finish shit then I'm starting none
Sometimes I'd rather not be an artist than be a starving one
Insert something rappy here
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that verse was dope KJ, very well written..peace

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Post Options Post Options   Likes (0) Likes(0)   Quote Fatal Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 February 2010 at 12:58am

This was sick holmez. For some reason, topics like this usually bore me, but this was fuckin hot. Good to see you back to writting...Reminds me of the good ol days.

No way for me to win, no time to take a breather
Trying to get paid doing what I love and doing neither
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Amazing, style is so effortless and you've got some really poignant lines in there...love reading your drops, quality

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Post Options Post Options   Likes (0) Likes(0)   Quote CHAIN Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 February 2010 at 10:44pm
well, thats what you get for hating on hip hop...lol


Might be biblical and lyrical, No power, too meek
It's like joining languages at the Babel Tower to speak
That's how hard it is to focus with so little on the last check
With student loans to pay for a career that I don't have yet

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all jokes aside, u always on point





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Like Cuba said you seem to be able to write these extremely well written peices so effortlessly. Some really slick rhyming. Dope Jehu!
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With music gear but without a studio to keep it in
An ocean of debt and no buoyancy for me to swim
No way for me to win, no time to take a breather
Trying to get paid doing what I love and doing neither
Writing songs is getting hard, easier time on my guitar
But mixing songs not up to par when all success just seems so far
 
 
When I read stuff like this it makes, me wonder why ya don't write more things.  I mean that was as real as it gets
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With student loans to pay for a career that I don't have yet
 
With music gear but without a studio to keep it in
An ocean of
debt and no buoyancy for me to swim
No way for me to win, no time to take a breather
Trying to get paid doing what I love and doing neither
 
Used to making beats with baking heat, battling, breaking streaks
But even trying to write this verse has taken weeks, I'm aching, weak
I think if I'm not gonna finish shit then I'm starting none
Sometimes I'd rather not be an artist than be a starving one
 
shit is fire..
 
next time let me know if u almost done, this wouldve made my shit look bad though, so maybe its good it aint on mine.
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Post Options Post Options   Likes (0) Likes(0)   Quote -Orion- Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 February 2010 at 10:47pm
My nigga

Just nailed the concept... like a motherfucker
. . . Now who said they fuckin' with me?
They just said that FUCKIN' with me
They didn't mean it
Nah . . .
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This was dope. I feel you outdid ya partners even though they were nice... This felt more personal... Which makes it more relateable, as if it's from the heart rather than a topical from somene else's eyes... The wrting was simply great...

Edited by I-kontinue - 01 March 2010 at 1:38am
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Has the way c
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Post Options Post Options   Likes (0) Likes(0)   Quote -Orion- Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 August 2013 at 7:02pm
Still a classic
. . . Now who said they fuckin' with me?
They just said that FUCKIN' with me
They didn't mean it
Nah . . .
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