Tuesday, November 28, 2006 9:54:19 PM
""zero if u want rap with real instruments listen to the roots, they dont use, as you put it, "digital auto-beat makers" lol"" - nawkshis
qft. You don't gotta tell me twice, the Roots are some talented bastards if you ask me. One of the VERY FEW rap groups I have in my mp3 collection. (vanilla ice is another (lol)artist I have a few songs of... but thats more for comic reasons. :P)
Tuesday, November 28, 2006 2:36:48 AM
Nawkshis has a point, and it does take a lot of talent to rap well.
I of course realize this because I most certainly do NOT have this talent.
MY problem with rap is not that the flow of the lyrics is used as an instrument, but that too much relies on the asyncopated rhythm of the lyrics. If you take out the rapper, there's no song left to listen to. There`s too much of it out there and it`s been beaten to death musically.
What`s really intriguing me now is the fusion between rock and rap. I`m not talking about awful crap like what gets played on the radio (i.e. Linkin park), I`m talking about something much more interesting from a music point of view.
What I`ve seen is an emerging style which is starting to fuse the rhythm and flow style of rap with a more complex style of accompanying `rock` music. What you find is that integrating the two styles can be done, giving you the best of both worlds.
Monday, November 27, 2006 2:23:39 PM
Im not talking about lyrics. Im sure their are a few rappers out their that write about half-way decent stuff. But I dont listen to music to hear what some lucky rich singer has to say, I listen to music for the music. And my biggest problem with rap, is just that... rap is such a mega-behemoth of the industry, that 90% of kids these days are never gonna hear an instrument again lol. (unless of course you count the casio 900 keyboard set to drums mode used to make the rap beat an instrument. :P )
But yea, what you said really hit home. My main style of music is metal, and just like rap, metal has really lame/bad/idiot bands that fill the radio waves/mtv. So yea, ill admit it, their are prolly a few rappers out their that dont rap about stupid teenage poo like weed and how many hoes you bang. (now if you can just get those rappers to rap with a band that uses REAL instruments (and uses them WELL) instead of digital auto-beat makers, and I might just listen to them. :P )