Originally posted by randyvs
reply to post by Brydaws
For example. I disagree with rap music, not because i think it is satanic,
I just could not resist being in agreement. Rap paves the way for no talent lazyazz wanna be gangstas, who can't fire a gun without hitting some
little kid, to havce a lot of money. That they pump into the world of drugs,
proistitution, and murder for hire. Bottom line.
Definetly zero talent involved.
It would be in your best interest not to speak of topics you know nothing about. Right now you sound extremely ignorant and that is not your usual
I grew up on hiphop and I challenge you to find another genre of music that takes on,more topics from more angles.
Your an ATS member an yet your only talking about mainstream groups. What is promoted by the TPTB in order to control and destroy peoples lives. You
probably wouldn't watch MSNBC and qoute it as Gospel, so why would you take the crap on the radio and quote that as a sample of 'true' rap. I could
name 15 artists right now who don't talk about slinging drugs and guns. They talk about everything from heart break to Biblical concpets to 9/11
As far as no talent goes. First since its so easy you sit down and construct a beat and rhyme record it and see just how hard it really is. Breath
control, timing, meter that's all in volved in the delivery. Then the complexity of the rhyme and syllable matching etc.
Also do poets have no talent?
Do philosophers have no talent?
Cause there are quite a few of both in hiphop.
"Working your whole life wondering where the day went, the subway stays packed like a multicultural slave ship"
"Its rush hour 230 To 8 non stopping and people coming
home aafter corporate share cropping" -Immortal Technique
"And for some reason you wonder why your puzzle is a jig saw when you failed to hold the Morse code to simply avoid the pitfalls, and believe me I
can get raw just pocket the latex but that's like asking why a man with no legs crawls to see the apex"
"Before you swallow your pride and wash it down with a glass of formaldehyde, Ill paint how the earth fell to symbolize how Atlas died" -Illogic
Now take a look at the complexity of these lines esspecially the last two qwotes. The imagery, structure, hidden meaning, philosopical commentary,
social commentary, mythological figures, etc.
That is TALENT my friend. And I have hundreds more. Now a case could be made that rap is not hiphop but that's beside the point as you were alluding
to anyone spitting lyrics over a beat.