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Originally posted by modusoperandi
To write off an entire genre of music as garbage is, and always will be, the musings of the opinionated. To suggest that anyone can make a hip hop record because it's easy to sample a record and record some raps is patently absurd. Even the music referred to as garbage, in this case the reference to Kanye West, is laughable because even though you may not enjoy a song like "Otis" doesn't mean that it's ripe for the denigration of the misguided. The art of sampling, and make no mistake about the nomenclature that I have chosen to describe it, isn't the armchair musician approach that you would make it out to be. It's oftentimes an extremely involved process, please listen to anything that J-Dilla ever put together for future reference of that, or Pete Rock, or Dj Premier. Any mainstream music regardless of genre, can rightfully called garbage by the incessant, and oftentimes more eloquent, criticisms of the purists. How ironic that De La Soul is mentioned as great whilst bashing the act of sampling which they have always done.
There is a lot of good hip hop out there, unfortunately you have to look for it. Back in the 90's you could trip over great music at the record stores with little effort, now you have to be a little more savvy lest you leave with some corporate manufactured drivel that populates the shelves.
Originally posted by sir_slide
The Absolute majority of the 'music' is stolen. It is sampled/STOLEN from other people. IF it is not it is usually unimaginative, derivative of every other piece of Sh** rap record that hasn't made the top 40 and repetitive.
Originally posted by Dr Cosma
What a waste of server space.
Get a life.