#1
Hey, among most other genres, i love Hip Hop, especially jazz,rnb and soul sampled hip hop.
Figuring out songs where the Chord progressions are often made by chopping jazz samples isnt quite the easiest thing sometimes. These progressions can get pretty non-diatonic sounding, with that i mean chords like bIIIM7, bVII9, bVIM11, iiim7#5 and tons of passing chords.
Anyway, so as ive researched over the past year ive bumped into neo soul music, which basically represents this type of music, creating a fusion of jazz,soul,rnb,gospel,hip hop and pop music.

So what im asking for is how would you analyze these kind of progressions and maybe some people here who are into this type of music can Mention some guidelines that common in this music.

Here is beautiful a progression from Tupac's 'I get around' played by the writer Shock-G.
At 1:36
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgMRgu7BpbY

Here's a haunting one from Biggie's track 'Me and my Bitch'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rueScMSnRP4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60uP9kG2rZo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYIBQ690B10&list=AL94UKMTqg-9B-9sT3lpOGHCp7HKpbENfy
Last edited by Ignore at Aug 27, 2014,
#2
First one is Dmin9 to Bflat13 to Amin7 to Eflat9, I think.

So .. Imin to flatVI7 (tritone sub for V7 of V) to Vmin to tritone-sub of V7 of I(min)


I am working so not willing to spend a lot of thought on this
Last edited by owninesharp11 at Aug 27, 2014,
#3
Quote by Ignore

So what im asking for is how would you analyze these kind of progressions and maybe some people here who are into this type of music can Mention some guidelines that common in this music.


All this is rooted in Jazz harmony. You'd do well looking up a II-V-I and how it can morph into intricate progressions using chord substitutions.