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Originally posted by Azador
To get good rap like most other things you have to look underground.Dig people thats where the truth is.Dig under that shiny plastic fake layer and you will find some gems.Im fairly new to the rap scene(being a metal kid) and i despised rap because all i ever heard was mainstream rubbish.However after being exposed to some largely unknown artists ive grown to appreciate the genre.
RAP IS NOT ALL GANGSTA BS
Others have mentioned atmosphere and immortal technique and they are definitely a good place to start.
Originally posted by PowerSlave
I think alot of people are put off by rap just because of the lack of instruments used. I know I am. I see these guys ripping older rock songs, for lack of originality or musicianship. The music I listen to is mainly for the music and not so much about lyrical content.
I want to hear the guitars, the (real)drums etc. not electronics and computer programs. I believe real and good music has a soul and I respect good players even if I don't neccesarily like the genre of music.
Programmed beats have no soul or human feel.
Originally posted by FritosBBQTwist
Rap song comes on. Oh - It could be a CD or whatever. Let it be this song.
Immortal Technique - Leaving the Past
Song speaks truth. It is not the everyday crap you hear. It is not main stream. It is not some brand new beat. What do I hear the second it comes on from any type of older person in the area that I could be familiar with? Nigger music.
Originally posted by pteridine
reply to post by Ahabstar
You quoted the following: I think he (Weird Doug) summed it up best, "Some of the most argent supporters of Mia Angelou and spoken verse hold the deepest disdain for Rap and cannot explain why." He was speaking of whites, to put it in to context.