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BROKEN RECORD, already...
An army of ONE, that acts like it’s the size of CHINA!
Worry about those lyrics.
Besides if I, MC and a bunch of folks were in the same room, including YOU, OP, we’d be dancing anyways...
You folks are far to serious.. I had 16 heart attacks last year...
I'm kinda jealous, ol MC can get that much rental space FREE inside so many folks HEADS..
Pretty cool trick.. Should teach classes. Maybe I'll pay better attention.. LOL
Easy does it... :-)
Oh this takes no space in my head, it took all of 2 minutes of copy/paste. Simply made a separate thread because the previous ones were deleted, the only replies to the challenge were some French song and Bob Dylan (which is a micro-aggression in itself) and I didn’t want cross pollute the streams by replying about this in the sexism thread.
About those particular lyrics being unoriginal; sure maybe, not debating derivatives or appropriation here, that’s a different can of worms.
Anyway, no negative intentions here, and not meant offend anyone’s taste – I posted out of positivity for artists and sharing their creations that were being thrown out with the bath water. You can smear it if you like, just don’t think it’s fair (and not even in sync with the general wealth of knowledge that MC offers) to wholly dismiss a genre, whether it’s a preference or not.
And finally, you’re all right... redirecting time to audio discussions, something we agree on. I personally come here for knowledge and learn a lot from MC and you all, my mind to many things that come from YOUR experience with audio, so if I can contribute something that I have some knowledge about, I’m happy to!
OMG you are right! Rap isn't racist, misogynistic profane drug and gangsta glorifying, it is Plato's Allegory of the Cave! Rap is philosophy! Probably the stuff about b-----s and h-'s and crack and n----s popping a cap in a cops --- is just too deeply intellectual and beyond my comprehension. I have so been missing out. Thank you so much for enlightening me.
I must say that I have a certain amount of pride for opening up this Rap can of worms. The first thread, “Why Rap?” that was removed as were the two that followed, was intended to open up on inquiry into what Rap is interesting from a musical perspective.
I am still quite new to the world of HipHop but have discovered several LPs that I consider masterpieces. Like anything, these works have positive and negative aspects. In these cases, the positive far outweighs the negative. Surely, the most negative in the world of HipHop are the offensive intentions. However, I have come to understand that these often offensive parts are central to HipHip culture using offensive words as a part of the jargon. And the frequent negative intentions reflect an expression of the realities of the HipHop world. This realization comes with the understanding that HipHop is the culture that gives birth to Rap words.
And there is no question that the few Rap LPs that I now own are fascinating and fun.