#1
I'm not sure if this goes here or not, but I'll try anyway, so I met this guy today he's a hip hop artist and producer, and says he needed a guitarist, I'm up for it, but I was wondering how I'd go about playing in hip hop songs? If anybody knows any hip hop songs with guitar in it I'd love to hear it. Thanks.
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Rage Against The Machine.
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#3
Look up the band 'N.E.R.D.'

I think that may be what you're looking for...
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Rage Against The Machine.


Yeah, he's not like that at all, but I don't know how to describe him, freestyle I guess.
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#5
eminem uses alot of guitars in his music, belive it or not.
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Lil' Wayne?
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playing "hip hop" is all relative. you don't need any particular scales or modes or anything. i used to play with a dude that rapped. i could lay down anything and he'd put a nice beat over it. (i don't know if thats the right word to use because i actually know nothing about rap, he just wanted me to play for him.) i would play anything from a chill acoustic beat, to reggae, to metal type licks and he could rap over it.
#9
Check out the Flobots too.
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playing "hip hop" is all relative. you don't need any particular scales or modes or anything. i used to play with a dude that rapped. i could lay down anything and he'd put a nice beat over it. (i don't know if thats the right word to use because i actually know nothing about rap, he just wanted me to play for him.) i would play anything from a chill acoustic beat, to reggae, to metal type licks and he could rap over it.

Thanks, that could be really easy, my other band is basically improv guitar so that sounds pretty easy.

And to the guy who said N.E.R.D. thanks I really like that.
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#11
Check this out.
http://www.myspace.com/undergroundrealroad

It's a local artist who's also the bouncer at my favorite bar. Listen to the song This is Me, and you'll hear good hip hop guitar.
Also, the first song, Let It Go, I should note feature my roommate Jason (aka DJ Double Jay).
#12
i don't know if i've ever really heard "hip hop" guitars, hip hop typically samples guitars from every other genre of music then mixes that with looped beats and raps over it....
#13
Do a solo, if he's a good producer at one point he'll tell you to stop and do a certain part again, then he will loop that the whole song.

Or, he'll expect you to do typical power chords and pentatonics, arpeggio, etc.
#14
Public Enemy uses a lot of guitars.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVSGsdCVxmc

Scan for others. Not every song of course, but PE is always worth a listen.

Also check Bring the Noise with PE and Anthrax.

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There's a local band in Canberra, Australia. They play Aussie hip-hop and have a full band, including your much desired guitar inspiration. Oh, and they're awesome. Here's some links.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uU68XQJpciQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u87mtxt5wnk

Otherwise the band "The Roots" also are hip-hop with a full band. Here's a link to their biggest hit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqi5P4gAvSY&feature=PlayList&p=087C2CC548A77750&index=0&playnext=1
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How has no one mentioned the Roots yet? Captain Kirk is one of my favorite guitar players, out of any genre.

So check out The Roots, NERD, Gym Class Heroes, Flobots, live Lupe Fiasco, and a few Lil Wayne songs ("Mrs Officer" particularly. I don't care how you feel about him, that guitar line is beautiful).

Also, just learn melodies from rap songs, and translate them to the guitar. You can play anything on a guitar that you'd hear in a rap song; being a guitar player doesn't bar you from playing anything. All I'm saying is, playing "Party Like A Rock Star" is a great gag if you're with people.
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How has no one mentioned the Roots yet? Captain Kirk is one of my favorite guitar players, out of any genre.

So check out The Roots, NERD, Gym Class Heroes, Flobots, live Lupe Fiasco, and a few Lil Wayne songs ("Mrs Officer" particularly. I don't care how you feel about him, that guitar line is beautiful).
Also, just learn melodies from rap songs, and translate them to the guitar. You can play anything on a guitar that you'd hear in a rap song; being a guitar player doesn't bar you from playing anything. All I'm saying is, playing "Party Like A Rock Star" is a great gag if you're with people.


I've heard of Lupe and The Roots, but I'll check out some Flobots and NERD, I'm neutral to Gym Class Heroes.
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I've heard of Lupe and The Roots, but I'll check out some Flobots and NERD, I'm neutral to Gym Class Heroes.

Gym Class isn't good guitar music per se, but it does kinda open your eyes as to how you can fit guitar into stuff. Flobots are cool because they have even more non-hip hop instruments, like violin and trumpet. NERD is great, check out the song "Sooner or Later" off their newest album, it's got a 2-minute solo that puts most guitarists to shame.

The beautiful thing with hip hop, why I love it so much, is anything fits as long as it's catchy and in 4/4. There aren't limitations to the harmony or instruments you can use, as long as it's "good".
#20
Thanks man, I'll definitely check out NERD.
Oct. 20th, 2009: New guitar AND front row for Mars Volta.

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I met Sonic Youth on June 30th, and Mars Volta on Oct 20th.
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How has no one mentioned the Roots yet? Captain Kirk is one of my favorite guitar players, out of any genre.


I mentioned the Roots, just 2 posts above yours

And yes, Captain Kirk does rule.
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#23
Beat ya to it.

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guitar parts in hip hop are often soul and funk samples; when I have worked with producers in the past, thats what I've tried to stay grounded in because its something like a common language from guitar playing to beatmaking.

Also listen to Ratatat.
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Oct. 20th, 2009: New guitar AND front row for Mars Volta.

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#32
A band I saw at a school thing was Undivided Family, they had some nice guitar with rapping. Try looking for them on myspace, I dunno if they've recorded anything yet (I'd check, but school blocks myspace)
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