Sample rhymes: "I ain't gon' lie, I feel like killing my niece." And that's just the opening salvo on N-I-P's debut LP.

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The reflective grandeur of transcendent emotions overwhelms B.o. I can't die, my Boo-Boo's bout to have my baby." Like a full moon rising, "Maniac" gradually unfolds with a gothic vibe.

B, as he cries out: "I'm terrified, like I've seen a UFO." "I'm shaking and they breaking, tryin' to save the Dogg, pumping on my chest and I'm screamin'. Cudi and Cage add the perfect the touch of horror with lines about a psychotic disturbance deep within.

I told him "I'm a be there; ain't no b*tch in my soul! You only need to listen to "Stan" once before realizing that this ill-fated account of a psychotic Eminem worshipper is simply unforgettable.

" Fed up with his personal failures, Biggie gives himself a death sentence on "Suicidal Thoughts." His friend (Diddy, in this case) attempts to dissuade him, but Biggie is too far down the windpipe to reconsider. "Stan" unmasks a vulnerable Eminem, one that turns up the pathos several notches while barely raising his voice.

"6 Feet Deep," the title track from their controversial debut, spots unsettling vocals and a decidedly moody beat. You drop into a hole." , Fresh Prince finds he can't go to sleep because he's been visited by Freddy Krueger.

Freddy asks to be his partner-in-rhyme, but Prince ridicules him and sends him home instead.

If you’ve ever sat down to write a song, you’ve probably wondered about song structure. ” may have come to mind, followed by some inspired noodling, and then, “Where do I go from here?

” If studying song structure feels a bit academic and intimidating at first, fear not. In fact, you already know exactly what good song structure sounds like!

"Yo Fred, I think you got me all wrong/I ain't partners with nobody with nails that long.

Look, I'll be honest this team won't work." Reality only sets in the end when Freddy decides to kill Jazzy Jeff. Driven by dour piano licks, "Ghost in the Machine" is a dark and creepy track from Bobby Ray.

"It lives inside of me, eating what's in its way," Cage laments.