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once one learns even the basics of real music, one learns rap and hip hop (as fun as they are) are not real music.
Originally posted by IIIiIIIIIIiIII
The same thing applies. The media puts forth bands like Metallica and Limp Bizkit, calling them 'Metal' or 'Rock' and feeds the kids with all the crap they have to offer.
Rap might have been pretty good early on, but know its mprphed into a cancer that we can't get rid of. I just hope its terminal.
Originally posted by RelentlessLurker
rap = narratives synchronized with beats. jazzed up poetry basicly.
i think every rapper should stop trying to write music, and write a book.
theres really no variation, at all, except with lyrics. which to me puts it in the genre of literature for me....not music or art.
and i happen to listen to a lot of rap, mainly the types already posted. although i dont consider any of them "Artists" as i dont see rap as "art". once one learns even the basics of real music, one learns rap and hip hop (as fun as they are) are not real music.
its kind of along the same lines as the front cover of a book.you wont find a book in an art museum just for its front cover image. books are judged by the ideas contained within, not by the art on the front cover.
i feel the same about rap. musically it cannot go very far.
9 times out of 10, the "artist" cant tell you anything about the production of their "beat" let alone be able to play it given the correct instruments. hell most of the time they just pay somebody else to make it, and choose the catchiest out of a given grouping of choices. similar to an author choosing a cover for their book.