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Old 09-10-07, 09:16 PM
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What's with "Lil" rappers?

What's with rappers using "Lil" before their names. Does this come from somewhere (Scarface, probably?). Whatever the reason, it's lame.

From wiki:
Artists with the short form for little:
Lil' 1/2 Dead, US-american rapper
Lil Boosie, US-american rapper
Lil' Bow Wow (today only Bow Wow), US-american rapper
Lil' Brotha, US-american rapper
Lil' Caesar, US-american rapper
Lil' Cease, US-american rapper
Lil Chris, British rock-singer
Lil Cuete, US-american rapper
Lil' Flip, US-american rapper
Lil' Fizz, US-american rapper and actor
Lil' Jon, US-american music producer
Lil' Keke, US-american rapper
Lil' Kim, US-american rapper
Lil' Mama, US-american rapper
Lil' Mo, US-american rapper
Lil Rob, US-american rapper
Lil' Romeo (today only Romeo), US-american actor and rapper
Lil' Scrappy, US-american rapper
Lil' Wayne, US-american rapper
Lil Wyte, US-american rapper
Lil' Zane, US-american rapper

Lyrics on Demand has about 100 artists with Lil in their name.
Old 09-10-07, 09:33 PM
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It's because they cannot spell OR sing.
Old 09-11-07, 01:01 AM
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They all suck!
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I'd be more concerned with the prevalence of "Young" rappers...
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Where's wm lopez? This thread is worthless without his gifted insight.
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In all fairness, Stevie Wonder started his career as "Little Stevie Wonder".
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But not "Lil" Stevie, and he wasn't singing about Lil Ho's and Wee Bitches.
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Originally Posted by zombiezilla
It's because they cannot spell OR sing.
They can rap though...well some of them anyways.
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Originally Posted by zombiezilla
But not "Lil" Stevie, and he wasn't singing about Lil Ho's and Wee Bitches.
Yeah, but it was over four decades ago.
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Originally Posted by Suprmallet
In all fairness, Stevie Wonder started his career as "Little Stevie Wonder".
Wasn't he 12 at the time? Not exactly a comparable situation.
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Right...

Originally Posted by boredsilly
They can rap though...well some of them anyways.
because they cannot sing nor spell. A co-worker said it best while we were looking at the cover of the new XXL, "in the past, these guys would be the crazy homeless men you'd see walking down the street with red sweat pants and carrying toilet paper for no apparent reason. Now they're on the cover of magazines."
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I'm more concerned about where all the "Ice"s and "Kool/Cool"s went to.
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Originally Posted by DJLinus
I'm more concerned about where all the "Ice"s and "Kool/Cool"s went to.
And with me it's the MCs and DJs.
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Anyone esle wonder why this genre is still taken seriously by some music journalists?
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Originally Posted by jdodd
Wasn't he 12 at the time? Not exactly a comparable situation.
I thought these were all child rappers as well.
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most of them suck, i do think lil kim is a great female rapper and lil wayne & young buck are also decent


i say buck because alot of rappers also use young nowadays aswell
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RAP: Retards Attempting Poetry
Old 09-11-07, 07:44 PM
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What exactly is the point of this other than to give the anti-rap DVD Talkers a place to say nothing they haven't said dozens of times before?
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Originally Posted by Al Padrino
What exactly is the point of this other than to give the anti-rap DVD Talkers a place to say nothing they haven't said dozens of times before?
Hey, watch the thread-crapping, Albert.
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Originally Posted by Al Padrino
What exactly is the point of this other than to give the anti-rap DVD Talkers a place to say nothing they haven't said dozens of times before?
Well, I was hoping someone would answer the question. I didn't know if was a reference from Scarface or something along those lines.

You know those rap dorks like their Scarface.
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Anyone heard anything by Lil' Talent?
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Beacuase they are little.
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Originally Posted by cungar
Anyone heard anything by Lil' Talent?
No, but I've heard they all have very lil' talent.
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Originally Posted by zombiezilla
No, but I've heard they all have very lil' talent.
Not all of them.... LiL Wayne is quite exceptional
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Anyone esle wonder why this genre is still taken seriously by some music journalists?
Because music journalists want to earn money from their stories, so they write about what's popular?

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