Five Brilliant Examples of Intellectual Hip-Hop

The human brain. One of the most fascinating and complex organs in the human body. The human brain has the ability to continually adapt and rewire itself. The brain is akin to a multifaceted computer that is coalesced with the conscious decisions of our own creation/projection. The human brain is an  adaptable apparatus for unraveling, decoding, analyzing, and zealously exploring the universe that each individual has created for themselves to live through, and conscious Hip-Hop musicians have taken their weighty thoughts and turned them into some of the greatest and most forward thinking rhymes of all time . The human brain is a circuit that is composed of a complex array of neural networks that are being continuously modified by the environment each individual chooses to be in (whether consciously or subconsciously) and the experiences that each individual comes to encounter in that environment, and many Hip-Hop all-stars have worn many hats in life in which they are able to transmit their life experiences into words that stimulate the minds of listeners. Let’s dive into five rhymes of conscious inspiration showcasing human beings/rappers who maximize their favorite organ in the human body; the mind.


Black Star

“You think you the shit
Somebody in the wings’ll force you to quit
It could be your crew or clique
Or some random kid you smoked buddha with
Consider me the entity within the industry without a history
Of spitting the epitome of stupidity
Living my life, expressing my liberty, it gotta be done properly
My name is in the middle of equality
People follow me, and other cats they hear ’em flow
And assume I’m the real one with lyrics like I’m Cyrano”

Track – “Definition”


Ab Soul

“My synapses act like lightning
Probably why I’m so enlightening
Probably why these niggas can’t fuck with me
I’m looking like, “Who the fuck invited them?”
They failed in testin’, like what’s inside of them
Soulo, Soulo – say it like you mean it
My demeanor is the meanest
I’m getting meaner by the minute
Its mine, I spend it; my mind is spinnin’
Your time is tickin’, the sky’s the limit
We in a space where matter don’t matter
Just spirit molecules and geometric patterns
Shitted in a crater last time I sat on Saturn
Got a letter from Andromeda, they tryin’ to shrine my bladder”

Track – “Pineal Gland”


Ras Kass

“Let freedom ring with a buckshot, but not just yet
First, we need to truly understand the nature of the threat
And a pale man walks in the threshold of darkness
Roughly 20,000 years ago the first humans evolved
With the phenotypical trait, genetic recessive
Blue eyes, blonde hair and white skin
Albinism apparently was a sin to the original man, Africans
So the mutants traveled North of the equator
Called Europeans later, the first race haters
So here’s the Devil’s alpha to the beta
Cause history’s best qualified to teach one
Quoting German philosopher Schopenhauer
“Every white man is a faded or a bleached one”
Migration created further mutation
Genetic drifts, evolution through recombination
Adaptation to the climate
As the Caucus mountain man reverted to that of a primate
Savage Neanderthals, until the late Paleolithic age
That’s when the Black Grimaldi man came
With the symbol of the dragon, fire and art
Check cave paintings in France and Spain to the Venus of Willendorf
Around 2000 B.C. Southern Russians migrate in small units
Those who travel West populated Europe
Those who went East settled in Iran, known as Aryans
1500 B.C. some crossed the Khyber Pass into India and
Created Hinduism, the first caste system, the origins of racism
A white dot on the forehead meant elite
The black dot – defeat; untrustable, untouchables
They wrote the holy Vedas in Sanskrit
That’s the language that created Greek, German, Latin and English
Now the Minoans around 2000 B.C
Starts on the island of Crete, in the Agean Sea
The Greek culture begins Western Civilization
But “Western Civilization” means “white domination”
Mycenaeans learned from Kemet, called Egypt in Greek
It existed since at least 3000 B.C
Creatin’ geometry and astronomy
This knowledge influenced Plato, Socrates and Hippocrates
Cause Imhotep, the real father of medicine
Was worshiped in Greece and Rome in the form of a Black African
The word Africa comes from the Greek “Aphrike”
Meaning “without cold”
The word philosophy means “love of knowledge”
Stole from first man, Greek power expands
The first Greek fraternities band
The word gymnasium is Greek for “naked”
This was the place where adolescent boys were educated, and molested
This was accepted because Greek culture was homosexual
For example, Sappho trained girls on the island of Lesbos;
Hence, the word word Lesbian
December 25th, the birth of Saturn
A homosexual god, now check the historical pattern”

Track – Nature of the Threat”


Common

“As I walk down the road of existence
I get resistance from all angles
I tangle for cash
Hopin’ it’ll last ’til the end of the week
But all I eat is fast food
And you know how junk food goes right through ya
So I return *to* the a-rab, then on the way back
I stop- at the liquor store, grab me a six pack
Knowin’ that once I’m done with that I’ll be back
To get some more
Once I get started I don’t wanna stop (ahh…)
And I can’t turn around, brew- I can’t turn it down
Ironically I turn it up, my liver I burn it up
It’s my life I live it up, the cup I gotta give it up
One day
I’m cruisin’ down a one-way street
And I done passed *fun* day- three blocks ago
It itself, life is an obstacle
As I maneuver through the manure I try to be responsible
I want a job but I ain’t lookin’ (how come?)
I ain’t tryin’ to degrade myself, bein’ nobody’s Calvin I’m a couch bum
What makes it bad, I had incentive
But that disintegrated to a state that stagnated
I procrastinated
I can’t recall a day without bein’ intoxicated, or blowed
I’m dealin’ with a full deck, at any day I can fold
What makes it bad, I wasn’t dealt that bad a hand
And I had a plan
But things didn’t go through
The way they were supposed to
Thank God I found you”

Track – “Book of Life”


Poor Righteous Teachers 

“Students listen to the lesson I be teachin’
Learn thy Holy Intellect cause it’s a blessin’
Teachers study what is spoken through the speaker
Weaker preachers there’s no need for manifestin’
I’m the star soul controlin’ all within the solar
Poor… so I’m a righteous teacher from the heart
Praisin’ God. All praises due to Allah
Seven star the holy intellect bein’ taught
Grab a hold I’m not here to promise any gold
Lessons told the story about a trader of that type
I tell this mic that I’m not here to feed your fantasy
Cause that ain’t right
I guarantee ya everlastin’ life… mentally
The holy intellect is infinite and heaven sent
Adam walked upon the holy soil, I’ll destroy ya
Any man possessin’ six and a half will laugh at that
Then watch his brain cells boil
PRT Poor Righteous Teachers Culture Free and me
It’s got to be, the holy intellectuals of the set
But don’t forget, we also drop Butt Naked Booty Bless
But now we test this holy intellect”

Track – “Holy Intellect”

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