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  • MC LARS | FLOW LIKE POE (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

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    MC Lars’s #1 hit single “Flow Like Poe“ from his lit-hop EP record "the Edgar Allan Poe EP“ out now via Horris Records.

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    "The Edgar Allan Poe EP", © 2012 MC Lars


    This video premiered at the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards in Carnegie Hall (New York, NY) on June 1st, 2012.

    directed by Sean Donnelly (www.mrseandonnelly.com)
    animation help by Abbey Luck
    compositing help by Kevin Dazet
    research, driving and dancing by Steven Wong
    Camera and basically everything else by Tim Thompson

    Drum programming by Storyville
    String arrangement by Walt Ribeiro

    "Flow Like Poe" (lyrics by MC Lars)

    Edgar Allan Poe y'all
    Listen to me flow y'all

    Yo it's Edgar Allan Poe with a flow so poetic
    Melancholy wordsmith - style so phonetic
    Got a raven on my shoulder - gothic thematics
    Demonic alcoholic - multisyllabic
    It's a habit - take a look and I'm sure you'll find
    That the mechanics of rap are the mechanics of rhyme
    And when we analyze the rhythm of the units to the meter
    Long short, short long - doesn't matter, look at either
    An iamb is two syllables unstressed, stressed which
    The words insane, explain and delight all express
    A trochee on the other hand, goes stressed, unstressed
    Words like coffee, crazy, giant - so prepared to be impressed
    (But Poe what's an anapest?) Words like tambourine
    cavalier and Marianne, and by that I mean
    two unstressed, stressed syllables in succession
    that's our first lesson, okay any questions?

    CHORUS:

    Flow like Poe (I'm going hard on that tetrameter)
    Flow like Poe (I'm going hard on that tetrameter)
    Flow like Poe (I'm going hard on that tetrameter)
    This is lit-hop 101 with MC Edgar Allan Poe

    Flow like Poe (I'm going hard on that tetrameter)
    Flow like Poe (I'm going hard on that tetrameter)
    Flow like Poe (I'm going hard on that tetrameter)
    If you don't know, now you know


    Dimeter, means two feet, trimeter three
    Tetrameter is four, so pentameter must be
    Five pairs of syllables, Shakespearean sonnets
    "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?" now you got it
    Unstressed, stressed, five times, flow iambic
    Stressed, unstressed watch me flip the dynamic like
    Once upon a midnight dreary,
    that's the start of my couplet clearly
    trochaic octameter, rhythm might damage
    The cadence is so quick, but I think your ear can manage
    Mysterious sci-fi rhymes always getting hotter
    Drunk in the club watch me holler at your daughter
    Baltimore ravens, that's my team
    Original hipster, well it might seem
    From the Bronx back to Boston, I'm rockin' the 'stache
    Got Emerson and Twain, both talkin' mad trash

    REPEAT CHORUS

    Iambic assonance bringing passion just like that
    Cutting with the consonance I kill it I attack
    Alliterating awesomely amazing add the energy
    Pentameter is popping with the literary entropy
    I'm on these spondees dactylic swagger
    the similes I drop are sharper than daggers
    My metaphors are arrows, call me Katnis Everdeen
    Hunger games with the quill illest MC ever seen
    Check the Emily Dickinson, slant rhyme, 'cause I'm spittin' some
    Strange and creepy magnificence, 19th century citizen
    Hella props well I'm getting some, darker than Charles Dickins, son
    Gory stories I've written 'em, teenage corpses I'm kissin' them
    'Cause ladies I'm missin' 'em, and I've influenced Eminem
    With the horrorcore flavor so call me Jonathan Livingston
    Got that the onomatopoeia poppin' off in the classroom
    Bringing poetry to life with these literary rap tunes

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