Who listens to rap?

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Rap, pop, and death/hard core/black metal are great for parties, but I would never listen to them on my personal time for enjoyment. to me they're just like great background noise that get you pumped up, but not really a musical experience that evokes any emotion in me.

except for beastie boys, haha. they're my guilty rap pleasure. old schoool
Sounds like dance music, I'm a founder member of the keep dance/trance/triphop/etc to the dance floors movement.

Some musical forms are the musak of the music industry. teen pop, dance and so on are probably at least in my opinion those categories I have very little respect for musically.
 
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I listen to rap and country----but only the Musak versions.
 
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Sounds like dance music, I'm a founder member of the keep dance/trance/triphop/etc to the dance floors movement.
Triphop? Is that what the people with two left feet are supposed to dance to?

I can certainly appreciate that you want something different to dance/work out to than you would choose to sit back and enjoy while relaxing in the living room, or when trying to study.
 
  • #54
Triphop? Is that what the people with two left feet are supposed to dance to?

I can certainly appreciate that you want something different to dance/work out to than you would choose to sit back and enjoy while relaxing in the living room, or when trying to study.
Indeed, not only that but I don't think people who write dance music except for a few notable exceptions try very hard, because it all sounds derivative, or it is actually someone elses song remixed with a drum machine in the back ground. Nothing against that on a dance floor but it's still not great music whichever way you want to look at it. At least rap has a message even if you think it is rubbish, and for the record I really am not interested in how much hos, bling and guns you have. :biggrin: But then not every rap artist writes poppy trash. Back in the day I was actually a bit of a fan of Ice-T.
 
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death/hard core/black metal are great for parties, but I would never listen to them on my personal time for enjoyment. to me they're just like great background noise that get you pumped up, but not really a musical experience that evokes any emotion in me.
It takes a while to get used to. You'll notice all the nuances and realize that there is a method to the madness. That is, if you want to. If you don't like it, then you don't like it. I mean, for me, it's really relaxing and I listen to it on my own all the time.
 
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I like French hip-hop...
k here's a music video by a good group - saian supa crew:
 
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Are you serious. He was a one hit wonder, and it stunk the first time.
I think the reason why he was a one hit wonder was because he got pissed off at Weird Al's parody of his song , Amish Paradise, which probably made him unpopular because he was so uptight about it . It is ironic that coolio got mad at Al for parodying his song because coolio sampled Stevie wonder's song pasttime paradise.

IMO,Weird al's Amish Paradise is far superior to coolio's gangsta's paradise

 
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  • #58
I used to like rap a lot (dre, snoop dogg, tupac, ice cube et al), but ever since I switched to rock, I cant stand most of the stuff I used to go crazy over. I still like eminem though.
 
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Not me. :) Listening to Classical 2008 right now.
 
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I listen to "Golden Age Hip Hop" :biggrin: - mostly stuff from the late 80s and early 90s. However, I also enjoy some of the mid 90s gangster rap (Nas, Dr. Dre, 2pac, etc.)

Here are some of my favorites from the "Golden Age":

Eric B and Rakim - Microphone Fiend
Big Daddy Kane - Ain't No Half Steppin'
Boogie Down Productions (BDP) - My Philosophy
A Tribe Called Quest - Jazz (We've Got) and Buggin' Out
Gang Starr - Ex Girl to Next Girl
Stetsasonic - Talkin' all that Jazz
Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth - T.R.O.Y - They Reminisce Over You

Here is some real old stuff - LL Cool J, 1985, Radio

Some more late 80s/early 90s: De La Soul, Jungle Brothers (these groups are very similar in style to A Tribe Called Quest), Ultramagnetic MCs, Main Source, Brand Nubian, EPMD.


I think Cyrus and some others already listed some of the classics from the mid 90s: Nas - Illmatic, Jay Z - Reasonable Doubt, Mobb Deep - The Infamous, 2pac - Me Against the World, Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die. Don't forget about early gangster rap: Ice T, NWA, Kool G Rap and DJ Polo.


There are a lot of great hip hop albums from 1986 - 1996: almost all of the "5 mic" albums from The Source are classics and a good place to start.


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MIH - I like your style - Digital Underground and classic LL Cool J :smile:

GNW - The Roots, Jurassic 5 - Good stuff!

lmao, I guess I should change my signature given that the Giants won the Superbowl :redface:
 
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SOLE is the dopeness.
 
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