Move over Drake.
Contrary to popular belief, rap is a form of poetry.We all know him for his best sonnets and amazing syntax. He was the love maestro who made us fall in love with the story of Romeo and Juliet, or this case -- Romero and Junetta. If he was alive, there would be no feeling categorized as 'drake', we would all he feeling 'shakey'. Yes, I just made that up, but allow me to explain.
Before there was a 2 Live Crew, Biggie Smalls, Puff Daddy, Master P, Lil Wayne, J.Cole, Drake or Kendrick -- there was Big Willy and no, I'm not referring to Will Smith. I'm talking about Shakespeare, William Shakespeare to be exact. The original mack daddy, way before Usher claimed to be one. To be or not to be would not be the question, but rather -- never mind. I wilt not spoil thy leisure. Keep scrolling and see what an amazing rapper Shakespeare would be if he were still alive.
Play: The Tempest
'Hear my soul speak:
The very instant that I saw you, did
My heart fly to your service.'
Translation: Say baby my heart wanted you the second you crossed my path, let's make a dash -- if that's not too brash.
Play: As You Like It
'But, mistress, know yourself: down on your knees,
And thank heaven, fasting, for a good man's love.'
Translation: You better recognize when you got a good thing on your team.
'To be or not to be is the question.'
Translation: Is you is or is you ain't? That is the question.
Play: The Merchant of Venice
'But love is blind, and lovers cannot see
The pretty follies that themselves commit;
For, if they could, Cupid himself would blush.'
Translation: Love is blind and it will take over your mind. Word to Eve.
Play: Timon of Athens
'My heart is ever at your service.'
Translation: I got what you want, got what you need.
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