Just like your high school English teacher told you, making your point requires being concise and direct. That’s the function of the eight-bar verse: the MC in question didn’t even need the remaining measures to assassinate you, B, lyrically. Brevity is the soul of wit, and in this Twitter fueled, ADD era we live in, we appreciate the rappers who can say twice as much in half the time. 50 Cent once listed all the rappers he thought could kill someone in eight bars (it went: 50...um Jay-Z and Nas) but we can think of a few more. So many so we can up with The 25 Best Eight-Bar Verses In Rap History. Remember, just because it’s half a verse doesn’t mean there’s any room for half-stepping.

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