Today’s Lyrical Exercise features Dr. Dre on the classic track ‘Still D.R.E.’ from his sextuple platinum album “2001”. “2001” is definitely in The Audio Dope’s top 10 favorite hip-hop albums of all-time. This Lyrical Exercise features one of the many dopeee Dr. Dre verses on his second solo album which was released in 1999.
Favorite parts of the Lyrical Exercise:
1) At least twice a day I say to someone “Wake up in the A.M., compose a beat”. Something about the way Dre delivers that line over the beat gets me so amped.
2) Dope flow and rhyme scheme during lines 1-4. Most “2001”fans probably have rapped those lines over a hundred times in their lives. If not, never too late to get started. Here’s today’s Lyrical Exercise.
The lyrics we’re talking about start at the 1:38 minute mark…
Still, I stay close to the heat
And even when I was close to defeat, I rose to my feet
My life’s like a soundtrack I wrote to the beat
Treat my rap like Cali weed, I smoke til I sleep
Wake up in the A.M., compose a beat
I bring the fire till you’re soaking in your seat
It’s not a fluke, it’s been tried, I’m the truth
Since “Turn Out the Lights” from the World Class Wreckin’ Cru