I would say I'm a pretty legit hip hop head. But it usually takes me (depending on the song) like 3 times to actually understand what the lyrics are. Unless.. I really focus on the lyrics and then even on the first time around I can be like what is he saying. Like as I write this, I'm listening to a new cd, and like I can listen to the lyrics and get a good idea of what is going on, but I'm still a little lost as to what the rapper is saying with all the background music, ebonic accent, and unfamiliar slang terms. I mean I'm sure that if I listened to this song a few more times I would be able to follow it and via its place in context I will even be able to understand he slang.
But yea, is anyone else unable to comprehend the lyrics on a good amount of rap songs the first time around?