Who listens to rap?

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Seems like a lot of death and heavy metal fans on the board. Anyone listen to any rap? I listen to a little bit. I listen to all stuff from hardcore punk, to rap, to oldies.
 

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Yes. I like Rap. Id recommend common to get into rap. (I Listen to anything though).



...great song.
 
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EMINEM all the way
 
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smart mouth+drum machine does not equal music. sorry.
 
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Says the guy who cant rap. :biggrin:

I believe it was people your age saying the same thing about that rock and roll when you were my age.....
 
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The only time I listen to rap is when it's forced upon me by one of those cars driving down the road with the thumping stereo.

I used to like a little bit of the very old school rap, back before it was all dominated by the gangsta crap of today.
 
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The only time I listen to rap is when it's forced upon me by one of those cars driving down the road with the thumping stereo.

I used to like a little bit of the very old school rap, back before it was all dominated by the gangsta crap of today.
Not really, rap today isnt ganster. Sorry. You're off by a few years.

Modern rap


Gangster? Far from it.
 
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Not really, rap today isnt ganster. Sorry. You're off by a few years.
Well, the gangsta crap turned me off from it so entirely that I haven't listened to any in a few years. If the style has changed again, maybe I'll give it a new chance. Like I said, I liked some of it in the old school days, when it first came out on mainstream radio.
 
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Well, the gangsta crap turned me off from it so entirely that I haven't listened to any in a few years. If the style has changed again, maybe I'll give it a new chance. Like I said, I liked some of it in the old school days, when it first came out on mainstream radio.
The problem with rap is that there is a lot of bad rap out there. You have to really dig to find some good stuff, but its really good.
 
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Modern rap

Okay, it's improved since the gangsta crap...thank goodness! Though, that lead rapper is pretty lame sounding in that one (he's just talking like he's a stoned poet more than rapping/singing)...the chorus/background rappers are pleasant though. Though, I'm not even sure if I'd call that rap anymore...it's pretty different. I can't remember the artist now (dang), but there was one that one of my college friends listened to that sounded a lot like that...not really rap, but more rhythmic talking. At the time, the first time you listened to it, the reaction was "That's really weird, what the heck are you listening to?" but then it was sort of infectious after you heard it a couple times...pretty edgy for the time. This reminds me of that artist.
 
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Cy, I watched both clips and couldn't stand either.

Almost the only piece of rap that I've ever liked is from the 90s - Coolio, Gangsta's Paradise!

 
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Cy, I watched both clips and couldn't stand either.

Almost the only piece of rap that I've ever liked is from the 90s - Coolio, Gangsta's Paradise!

I like that one!
 
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Cy, I watched both clips and couldn't stand either.

Almost the only piece of rap that I've ever liked is from the 90s - Coolio, Gangsta's Paradise!

Are you serious. He was a one hit wonder, and it stunk the first time.
 
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THIS is good rap. :biggrin:
 
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Says the guy who cant rap. :biggrin:

I believe it was people your age saying the same thing about that rock and roll when you were my age.....
Cyrus, when I was in my teens I was playing guitar, trumpet, bass guitar, harp and other instruments and singing to make money. This was in the 1960's, and I got paid to play. Rap is crap.
 
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THIS is good rap. :biggrin:
YES RUN DMC!, I can sing along to a few of their songs.


Down with the king for years, about ten of them. Recruiting suckers mac mike and making men of them! Tears and fears for my peers they rippin it, you think that it is, it is, if not it isnt.
 
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This is typically about as much rap as I can handle:
 
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Cyrus, when I was in my teens I was playing guitar, trumpet, bass guitar, harp and other instruments and singing to make money. This was in the 1960's, and I got paid to play. Rap is crap.
What do you think of Sun Ra?


Personally I'll take rap over Sun Ra. And yes, I play guitar and bass myself, so I can appreciate people who do the same. But the fact is that fancy rhyming and getting people interested despite having a repetitive beat is a skill. Look at techno. It's extremely simple, but gets people dancing more than Mozart, therefore it is used for things like raves instead of Mozart.
 
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This is typically about as much rap as I can handle:
:rofl: Yep, a classic. :biggrin:

I like that last one Cyrus linked to. I STILL don't understand how they can blast rap in clubs and people dance to it though (well, I guess that's more the crap rap I don't like). All these ones I like are more something to just chill out to, sit back in the chair and nod your head to it, not dance to it.
 
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What do you think of Sun Ra?


Personally I'll take rap over Sun Ra. And yes, I play guitar and bass myself, so I can appreciate people who do the same. But the fact is that fancy rhyming and getting people interested despite having a repetitive beat is a skill. Look at techno. It's extremely simple, but gets people dancing more than Mozart, therefore it is used for things like raves instead of Mozart.
What the heck was that? :yuck: I had no idea that I could have been a famous musician at the age of 5 when I played like that already! (Actually, I tended toward fugue-like sounds on my toy organ...I think any combination of keys you press on an organ can sound like a fugue.)
 
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