T.I. did a “Rate The Bars” on BET earlier this week. The premise of the segment is that a rapper reads another rapper's bars without knowing who the lyrics belong to.
Tip turned out to be a hard grader.
He didn't give out any score higher than a 4 out of 5. (Which went to B.O.B. for "ET".) He was especially rough on his Grand Hustle artist Iggy Azalea and rap legend Tupac Shakur.
First, he only awarded Iggy 2.5 stars for these bars on her track "Switch".
"Switch it up, the Lamb, the Bentley truck. He don't love you, that ring ain't big enough. If they talkin' that money I'm showing up. My account getting bigger, it's growing up."
But he really went in on some of Pac's bars on his track "Something Wicked."
"Attackin' the packs, I'm kickin' the facts for stacks to rap. And those that max, relax and let the blacks get jacks. I'm gettin' taxed, my packs is packed with angry blacks," Pac rapped.
Tip gave that his lowest score.
“I gave it a one, you know because it's rat, cat, dog, fog, run, fun, I’m done,” he explained.
Check the whole segment below.
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