"Swimming in the money, come and find me -- Nemo/ If I was at the club, you know I balled -- Chemo” from ForeverMany others have utilized hashtag rap methods in songs that predate Drake's usage (Kanye himself rapped "Here's another hit... BARRY BONDS" on his 2007 album) but there's no argument that it's been Drake's success and those of his labelmates on Young Money like Nicki Minaj and Lil' Wayne that have spurred its current ubiquity.
“Two thumbs up -- Ebert and Roper” from Over
“I could teach you how to speak my language -- Rosetta Stone.” from Over
Used to the bottom - scuba / So I'm on the grind - skateboard or scoota, / 'Till I am the king of my castle - Koopa,See also his song Lemonade for this incredible run of lines:
Dawg i took a shot in the dark in an industry of sharks / That's surrounded by water - Cuba,
Dawg, in the ninth inning / We're just trying to hit a homer - Marge / Comprende? Hard - al dente
A problem too big? Trig
Worry bout my n*s they're good, Marshall / Bank account got me feelin well, Fargo, / Ballin 'till I get a milla-check, Darco / I just give em line afta line, afta line afta... Afta line, afta line, Bar codes.The issue some have with hashtag rap is that it's allowed less enterprising rappers write fairly uninnovative rhymes. In fact, Drake himself has denounced the movement, saying:
a bunch of rappers started doing it and using the most terrible references in the world. I don’t want to offend somebody…I hate that rappers picked that flow up. I wish they had left that for people that know how to use it. [They go like] "It’s a parade! MACY’S!"The rapper of the Macy's line? None other than rap star Ludacris, whose recent song My Chick Bad has earned special ridicule for its usage of hashtag rap, including the egregious line "I blow her up... BALLOOOOONS," which may or may not be a parody of the genre depending on how one interprets Luda's delivery.
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