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Originally posted by technologicalsingularity
reply to post by MBUK3D
i can understand your point, but this isn't in my opinion a thread about musical taste and who has the best taste in music, no matter how diverse and eclectic you are musically, more about a musical style that is largely insulting to what is in both the US and UK a very very multicultural society, a style of music thats the no.1 mainstream and in it's content ignores nearly all other denominations in society(in almost every aspect of there life), i won't use the "word" but lets just say is very negative and unfriendly towards bringing us together as one and breaking down the walls that separate us, if you ask me, rap's purpose is to cause divide.
I'm bored of typing this now so I'm gonna go f**k my b*tch to some California Love and sip henny while a toke a Goddy so...P.S Tupac didn't rape anyone look at the facts and if Rap is a joke all other genres are down right hysterical especially rock.
Originally posted by Venomilk
Originally posted by Dr Cosma
What a waste of server space.
Get a life.
and by life you meana big a$$ chain?
or a bentley?
or a bunch of crack to peddle to people with a life?
how about some self respect, or humility. not worshipping someone who uses an autotuner to sound "good" while he brags about how he can fk your woman because she only wants money, and he has it
Originally posted by DZAG Wright
It isn't for everyone and I like it that way. Rap/hip hop began descending when the artists began making music trying to capture as many people as possible. In other words they SOLD out.
If rap music is a joke...then every other genre is a joke also. The entire music industry is a joke because that's exactly what it is...an industry. Corporate America saw the earning potential of rap and they basically ####ed it up. What you are hearing is what the media and the big money is wanting you to hear, can't blame that on artists who actually care about the art form. Their voices are being drowned out by the paid-for clones.
I can see from your posts that you know at least something about hip hop, it's the reason I don't understand why YOU can't understand what has happened. Or perhaps you do, and is just going through a phase.
Yes hip hop samples, it's what the genre is built upon. It's not stealing...actually, most of the artists being sampled now (who have stopped being bitter) are happy their music is being sampled enabling them to be exposed to a younger and wider audience. There are many older artists I would have never checked for if a producer hadn't sampled something of theres. Take Ron Isley...hip hop basically gave him a second career through sampling his music. The same can be said for a multitude of others ie., Anita Baker. Nelly sampling her song enables her to once again do shows and have young people in the audience.
Many people hate hip hop and rap because it's not FOR them. I actually preferred when it was a cliche music form.