Kanye / Best Verse of All Time

pimlicosquirrelpimlicosquirrel 772 Posts
edited July 2013 in Strut Central
Kanye claiming his second verse on New Slaves is the greatest verse ever..........whatever, I'm more interested in what immediately springs to Strutters minds as the best verse ever?

This was the first thing that popped into my head......a million other verses have come to mind since but this was the first.


  • DJBombjackDJBombjack Miami 1,665 Posts
    Something like this?

    The man at hand, to rule and school and teach
    And reach the blind to find their way from a to z
    And be the most, and boast the loudest rap
    Kane???ll reign your domain! (yeah kane!)

  • BsidesBsides 4,244 Posts
    I know this is probably not a popular opinion, ...but im having a hard time coming up with a verse that goes harder than verse 2 of new slaves right now.

  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts

  • facesdfacesd 236 Posts
    My favorite Kanye verse of all time:

    "You know white people/
    Got money don't spend it/
    I'd rather buy a hundred gold chains and go ignant"

    Btw..... New Slaves goes hard as fcuk, imho

  • yuichiyuichi Urban sprawl 11,331 Posts
    That was pretty good.

    "Yo RZA, yo razor!
    Hit me with the major
    The damage, my Clan understand it be flavor
    Gunnin, hummin comin atcha
    First I'm gonna getcha, once I gotcha, I gat-cha."

    First one that comes to mind.

    2nd that comes to mind, probably the illest ever.

    "I bomb atomically, Socrates' philosophies
    and hypothesis can't define how I be droppin these
    mockeries, lyrically perform armed robbery
    Flee with the lottery, possibly they spotted me
    Battle-scarred shogun, explosion when my pen hits
    tremendous, ultra-violet shine blind forensics
    I inspect you, through the future see millenium
    Killa B's sold fifty gold sixty platinum
    Shacklin the masses with drastic rap tactics
    Graphic displays melt the steel like blacksmiths
    Black Wu jackets queen B's ease the guns in
    Rumble with patrolmen, tear gas laced the function
    Heads by the score take flight incite a war
    Chicks hit the floor, diehard fans demand more
    Behold the bold soldier, control the globe slowly
    Proceeds to blow swingin swords like Shinobi
    Stomp grounds and pound footprints in solid rock
    Wu got it locked, performin live on your hottest block"

  • skelskel You can't cheat karma 5,033 Posts
    "And hast thou slain the jabberwock?
    Come to my arms, my beamish boy
    Oh frabjous day! Calloo! Callay!!"
    He chortled in his joy

    GVOAT right there.

  • JectWonJectWon (@_@) 1,654 Posts
    Dead in the middle of little Italy little did we know that we riddled some middle man who didn't do diddily...

  • Hotsauce84Hotsauce84 8,450 Posts
    This whole song is my favorite and to be completely honest, it makes me a little teary-eyed at times because it hits very close to home:

    I'm also a big fan of this one. I absolutely LOVE how he weaves his verse into the chorus, like "16 bars? Sheeeeit...I'ma keep going 'til I'M done."

    Pharrell.Feat.Kanye.West Number One by shyguy974

  • rootlesscosmorootlesscosmo 12,848 Posts
    Kanye's second verse on New Slaves is not the greatest verse ever.

  • DJ_EnkiDJ_Enki 6,471 Posts
    I guess the obvious needs to be stated: Kanye's name has no business being in any discussion about greatest verses ever.

  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts
    rootlesscosmo said:
    Kanye is greatest New Slave ever.

  • I got a letter from the Government the other day.
    I opened it up, it said they were suckas.

  • GuzzoGuzzo 8,611 Posts
    Yo, uh, it's Task Force Tuesday, the NARCS is in the black car
    I got fine hundred, hundred packs in my backyard
    Clear twelve-twelve's, that look like stuff shells
    I'm cuttin' niggaz throats on the sails, while they puff L's
    Don't leave nothin' unbagged, shave everything
    I learned from the O.G.'s to save everything (to save everything)
    They come by one more time, they gon' hop out
    They two deep, and one is a bitch, she gettin' knocked out
    Then I can get rid of the pack
    but I just copped this pretty chrome thing, so I'm dippin' with that
    Uh, down-shiftin' on 'em like I got gears on me
    (Run!) Besides that, I got about 5 years on me
    (Run!) Scared to death, runnin' like I got bears on me
    (Run!) My Timb's start feelin' like they Nike Air's on me
    (Run!) It's hard for me to slow down, it's like I'm on the Throughway
    My belt's in the crib on the floor by my two-way
    Now I'm try'nna hold my hammer up, and my pants too
    If they don't kill me, they gon' give me a number I can't do
    Rather it be the streets, then jail where I die at
    And I'm ashmatic, so I'm lookin' for somewhere to hide at
    But they too close, and I got this new toast
    'Magine if I would of let off a shot or two, you know what I gotta do

  • BallzDeepBallzDeep 612 Posts
    Impressive how Kanye pulls off rhyming with same word so often.

  • I am Posdnous
    I be the new generation of slaves
    Here to make papes to buy record exec rates
    A pile of revenue I create
    But I guess I don't get a cut cuz my rent's a month late
    Product of a North Carolina cat
    ... scratched the back of a pretty woman named Hattie
    Who departed life just a little too soon
    And didn't see me grab the Plug 2 fame
    As we go a little somethin' like this
    Look ma, no protection
    Now I got a daughter named Ayana Monet
    And I can play the cowboy to rustle in the dough
    So the scenery is healthy where her eyes lay
    I am an early bird but the feathers are black
    So the apples that I catch are usually all worms
    But it's a must to decipher one's queen
    From a worm who plays groupie and spread around the bad germ
    I cherish the twilight
    I maximize, my soul is the right size
    I watch for the power to run out on the moon
    (And that'll be sometime soon)

  • rain103rain103 476 Posts
    Thymebomb13 said:
    Almost always sounds better than it reads, by miles and miles.

    Cosign. I can only imagine what a forum of rappers posting their best rhymes would be like but really though - more than 2 bars = Too Long Didn't Read.

    Kanye has a lot of great lines, verses, bars but I feel like he's always his own biggest cheerleader. Which is to be expected I suppose but for someone that obviously seeks attention he does not seem to handle it very well.

    I'm a fan of Kanye's art and whit but I also can't help but feel he hates you, me, and everyone outside of his inner circle.


  • bassiebassie 11,710 Posts
    batmon said:
    Kanye is greatest New Slave ever.

    Hard to take his rage against the machine very seriously when he is an active participant in it, on its payroll and that it gives him the forum to have his tantrums, in rhyme or otherwise.
    Righteousness doesn't suit him.

    Not even a fan of rapping Kanye, but I do think he owns the I Don't Like Remix

    They smile in my face is what I don't like
    They steal your whole sound, that's a soundbite
    The media crucify me like they did Christ
    They want to find me not breathing like they found Mike
    A girl'll run her mouth only out of spite
    But I never hit a woman never in my life
    I was in too deep like Mekhi Phife
    In that pussy so deep I could have drowned twice
    Rose gold Jesus piece with the brown ice
    Eating good, vegetarian with the brown rice
    Girls kissing girls, cause it's hot, right?
    But unless they use a strap-on then they not dykes
    They ain't about that life, they ain't about that life
    We hanging out that window, it's about to be a Suge night
    Free Bump J, real n***a for life
    Shout out to Derrick Rose, man that n***a nice
    Shout out to L-E-P, Jay Boogie right?
    Chief Keef, King Louie, this is Chi, right?

  • bassiebassie 11,710 Posts
    too much of the same thing

  • cookbookcookbook 783 Posts

    I was in too deep like Mekhi Phife

  • bassiebassie 11,710 Posts
    Clearly Kanye can't tell his young black actors apart.

    I've heard - and it seems like a reach - that he's referring to some other movie's sex scene that Phifer did in which he went in too deep for the lady's comfort.

  • white_teawhite_tea 3,262 Posts
    Guys, I think Kanye was referring to Mekhi's role in I Still Know What You Did Last Summer.

  • cookbookcookbook 783 Posts
    i need an omar epps/mekhi phifer shirt a la the bob/jimi deal

  • HollafameHollafame 844 Posts
    Ye's got some good lines, no doubt. But a whole verse? Best ever? Don't think so.

    This one has always got me:

    Visualizin the realism of life and actuality
    Fuck who's the baddest a person's status depends on salary
    And my mentality is, money orientated
    I'm destined to live the dream for all my peeps who never made it
    cause yeah, we were beginners in the hood as five percenters
    But somethin must of got in us cause all of us turned to sinners
    Now some, restin in peace and some are sittin in San Quentin
    Others such as myself are tryin to carry on tradition
    Keepin the schwepervesence street ghetto essence inside us
    Cause it provides us with the proper insight to guide us
    Even though, we know somehow we all gotta go
    but as long as we leavin thievin we'll be leavin with some kind of dough
    so, and to that day we expire and turn to vapors
    me and my capers-ll be somewhere stackin plenty papers
    Keepin it real, packin steel, gettin high
    Cause life's a bitch and then you die

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