Framúrskarandi flæði – frá Andre 3000 til Jay-Z

Greinar

Í heimildarmyndinni Thug Angel sem kom út árið 2002 komst rapparinn Shock G ansi vel að orði þegar hann lýsti muninum á Tupac og Biggie: 

„Í fyrsta lagi, þegar það kemur að því hvor er betri – Tupac eða Biggie – þá mun Biggie alltaf sigra þegar flæði er annars vegar ... Biggie er sveiflari. Hann sveiflar sér líkt og trompetleikari í djasssveit: "B-I-G ... P-O ...P-P-A ... No-Info, For-The ... D-E-A ...“

– Shock G (Thug Angel)

Líkt og greina má af orðræðu Shock G þá spilar flæði (enska orðið flow útleggst líklegast best sem flæði eða hrynjandi á íslensku) lykilhlutverk í aðdráttarafli rappara; ekki skiptir neinu máli hversu beittur textinn er, hversu þétt bítið er - ef flæðið er hikandi verður lagið aldrei gott.

Nýverið tók SKE saman 15 eftirminnileg erindi þar sem rapparar skara fram úr á sviði flæðis (vinsamlegast athugið að flæði snýst ekki einvörðungu um hraða, að okkar mati, öllu heldur um rytma, tón og hversu vel flutningurinn fellur að bítinu).

Gjörið svo vel:

15. R.A. the Rugged Man - Uncommon Valor

ca. 00:54

Kill shit, spit four-thousand bullets a minute /
Victor Charlie, hair-trigger, hit it, I'm in it to win it /
Get it, the lieutenant hinted, the villain: I been it /
The killin', I did it, cripple, did it /
Pictures I painted is vivid, live it /

Annað eftirminnilegt: Legendary Classics.

14. Ghostface Killah - Tha Game

ca. 02:50

MC Ultra high-brolic bank roll alcohol vulture /
Garlic balls dice the shield of ocre /
Tally ho pitty pat backgammon pro /
Pink salmon five spring rolls know me, you love my intro /

13. Elzhi - Da Villa

ca. 01:42

Wit wallow in my venom /
Split nozzle from a kick combo / 
Get bravo from the womens /
Lift pothole, admit defeat and forget it /
I'm well known to speak in heat of a minute /
Like I'm linked to a cell phone reachin' the limit /

Annað eftirminnilegt: Half Time, Motown 25. 

11. Prodigy - Shook Ones

ca. 00:30

I got you stuck off the realness, we be the infamous /
You heard of us, official Queensbridge murderers /
The Mobb comes equipped for warfare, beware /
Of my crime family who got nuff shots to share /

10. Kendrick Lamar - Rigarmortis

ca. 00:36

Got me breathing with dragons /
I'll crack the egg in your basket, you bastard /
I'm Marilyn Manson with madness, now just imagine the magic /
I light to asses, don't ask for your favorite rapper /

Annað eftirminnilegt: Control, Swimming Pools, Money Trees.

9. Big Boi - Bombs Over Baghdad

ca. 01:33

Uno, dos, tres, it's on /
Did you ever think a pimp rock a microphone? /
Like that there boy and we still stay street /
Big things happen every time we meet /

Annað eftirminnilegt: ATliens, Daddy Fat Sax, Dirty South. 

8. Busta Rhymes - Scenario

ca. 03:07

Watch, as I combine all the juice from the mind /
Heel up, wheel up, bring it back, come rewind /
Powerful impact - boom! - from the cannon /
Not bragging, try to read my mind just imagine /
...
Rah, rah, like a Dungeon Dragon 

Annað eftirminnilegt: Break Ya Neck, Look At Me Now, Gimme Some More ...

7. Andre 300 - Aquemini

ca. 03:43 

My mind warps and bends floats the wind count to ten /
Meet the twin Andre Ben. Welcome to the lion's den /
Original skin many men comprehend /
I extend myself so you go out and tell a friend /

Annað eftirminnilegt: Rosa Parks, Da Art of Storytelling.

6. Eminem - Rap God

ca. 01:03

This slickety, gibbedy, hibbedy hip hop
You don't really wanna get into a pissing match with this rappidy rap
Packing a Mac in the back of the Ac, pack backpack rap, yep, yackidy-yac

Annað eftirminnilegt: Dead Wrong, Underground, Renegade.

5. Lauryn Hill - Ready Or Not

ca. 02:00

Bless you if you represent the Fu /
But I'll hex you with some witch's brew /
If you're doo-doo, voodoo /
I can do what you do, easy, believe me /
Fronting ni%#as give me hee-bee-gee-bees /

Annað eftirminnilegt með Lauryn Hill: Fu-Gee-La, Vocab.

4. Twista - Adrenaline Rush

ca.00:45

Retaliate with lethal repercussion, I feel the reefer rushing /
To go into thangs, like it's a wicked stick /
Took the Benadryl, hot like I'm fin' ta steal /
To get the kickin' shit for niggaz and bitches that I kick it with /

Annað eftirminnilegt: Tip Of Da Tongue, Overnight Celebrity, Do You. 

3. Big L - 7 Minute Freestyle

ca. 00:50

I'm telling you: Shit's about to get drastic soon /
I'm quick to blast a goon /
And break a motherfu$#er like a plastic spoon /

Annað eftirminnilegt með Biggie: Put It On, Platinum Plus.

2. Biggie Smalls - Notorious Thugs

ca. 01:16

Armed and dangerous /
Ain't too many who can bang with us /
Straight up weed: no angel dust /
Label us: Notorious /

Annað eftirminnilegt með Biggie: Mo Money Mo Problems, Party and Bullshit, Hypnotize. 

1. Big Pun - Twinz (Deep Cover 98)

ca. 00:25

Dead in the middle of Little Italy /
Little did we know that we riddled /
Two middlemen who didn't do diddly / 

Annað eftirminnilegt með Pun: Brave in the Heart, You Ain't A Killer, Wrong Ones.

Hér fyrir neðan eru svo fleiri erindi með röppurum sem státa sig af fáguðu flæði: 

T-Pain - Church

Joyner Lucas - Say Hello to Adele

ca. 01:31

Azealia Banks 212

ca. 01:09

Mos Def - Definition

Ab Soul - Illuminate

ca. 01:27

Chance the Rapper - Angels

ca. 00:43

Percee Pee - Lungs Collapsing

ca. 00:29

Blackalicious (Gift of Gab) - Alphabet Aerobics

ca. 01:45

Tech N9ne - Midwest Choppers 2

ca. 03:26

Jay-Z - Dead Presidents

ca. 00:37