Favorite self-awareness bars from rappers

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  1. FreshAIG

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    Name bars where a rapper showed extreme self-awareness of their flaws. Usually rappers are super braggadocious, give bars where they're open about where they realize they need improvement
     
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    "You nikkas be rhyming about nothing
    I rhyme about nothing but make it sound like something" - Sean Price
     
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    It shames me to no end
    To feed poison to those who could very well be my kin (uh-huh)
    But where there's demand, someone will supply
    So I feed them their needs, at the same time, cry
    Yes, it pains me to see them need this
    All of them lost souls and I'm their Jesus
    Deepest regret and sympathy to the streets
    I seen them pay for they fix when they kids couldn't eat (so sorry)
    And with this in mind, I still didn't quit
    And that's how I know that I ain't shyt (I ain't shyt)
    - Malice



    I'm ashamed I sell crack but I'ma ride for the moment
    Know the consequence, I'ma die with The Omen -
    Styles
     
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    Nore

    Yo, yo Melvin Flynt drop, my whole collasso stop
    I can't believe I fukked up and made a half-ass album
    My excuse is, my pops just died, and I ain't wanna make music
    My pops just died
     
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    "I notice all my flaws when it come to writin rhymes/ subject matter be movin too quickly at times" - Nas, Ghetto Dreams (3rd Verse)

     
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    I'm an ignorant and negative nikka
    I sell crack, bust guns, pop shyt, and say I'm better than nikkas

    :dead: holiday had me crying b
     
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    This was one that made me think of this thread.
     
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    THIS!!! Favorite track on that album :blessed:
     
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    not bars so i apologize in advance but this fits the theme perfectly because it's the epitome of self awareness. hell, this could have gotten him kicked out of hip hop for even saying this. damn i miss the old yeezy man, off last call:


    I made this one beat where I sped up this Harold Melvin sample
    I played it for Hip over the phone, he's like, "Oh yo that shyt is crazy
    Jay might want it for this compilation he's doin' called 'The Dynasty'
    And at the time, like the drums were really weren't soundin' right to me
    So I went and um, I was listening to Dre Chronic 2001 at that time
    And really I just, like bit the drums off Xxplosive and put it like with a sped-up sample....



    c'mon b you gotta find the same record dre used and then chop the drums different you can't straight take his shyt nikka :laff:

    pete, kamaal, extra p & preemo heard that shyt like :martin:
     
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    “I know I’m ahead of my time but I’m behind on my rent” - Rhymefest
     
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    i like this one
    what song is it from?
     
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    “nikkas will never tell
    Their man that I was p*ssy
    Unless they got a gun, and I ain't got one, I might let you push me”

    Styles P
     
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    The way a nikka going might go out like Sam Cooke
    Or locked up calling home for money on my books
    'Cause if this shyt don't work, nikka, I failed at life
    Turning to these drugs, now these drugs turned my life
    And it's the downward spiral, got me suicidal
    But too scared to do it so these pills will be the rifle
    Surpassing all my idols, took the wrong turn
    But can't go back now so let that blunt burn
    'Cause now it's my turn if I fukk it all up
    Took a while to get here now I depend on these drugs
    - Danny Brown
     
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    Good artists borrow

    Great artists steal
     
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    Big told me Rae was stealing my slang
    And Rae told me out in Shaolin, Big would do the same thing
    But I borrowed from both them nikkas


    Wanted to rhyme like Common Sense
    But I sold 5 mill ain't rhymed like Common since

    I will not lose for even in defeat
    There's a valuable lesson learned so it evens it up for me
     

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