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I've been getting into a lot of different music lately and I like having an expansive musical taste. But I have yet to find rap that I like. Anyone have any suggestions?
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nope, its all bad

Way to be a close minded fool.


And thanks for the suggestions so far.
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#6
http://youtube.com/watch?v=C2Z1TfZvbmA
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#7
sorry, just my opinion, im not fond of people talking over a sample of another song
#9
cadence weapon, aesop rock, Dangerdoom (MF Doom), team facelift, swollen members, and the streets are amongst my favorite rappers.
#10
Tupacs baby dont cry is a favorite of mine.

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#11
Dude, download "Damn It Feels Good To Be A Gangsta" by The Geto Boys. Greatest rap song I've heard. I feel so cool when I listen to it on the bus while reading Lord Of The Rings.
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#12
ehh good rap?
hard to find....
uhmm well mickey avalon, cypress hill, afro-man
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#13
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sorry, just my opinion, im not fond of people talking over a sample of another song


Because every rap song in history is a sampled piece of another artists work.
#14
check the 'other' B&A forum, I'm sure there's a thread like this already, in fact I think there's a thread with this exact title in there.
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#15
Well it's not really rap but this blues band "son of dave" has a really heavy hip hop feel to the drums. I enjoy the music a lot.
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Quote by cvbass
sorry, just my opinion, im not fond of people talking over a sample of another song


Are you one of those fags who thinks that every rapper is unoriginal and rock/metal is the best music ever? Stop being a musical asshat and piss off.
#19
MC Frontalot, Optimus Rhyme. A lot of other nerdcore is good too.
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#21
Quote by cvbass
nope, its all bad


pretty much agree:


Good rap - it does not exist.
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#22
N.W.A, RUN DMC, Beastie Boys, 2pac, RATM if you can judge them to rap.

All of the above are real good IMO.

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pretty much agree:


Good rap - it does not exist.


Can't you just go and put a rope around your neck and pull? The world doesn't need any more narrow-minded idiots like you...
#23
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Because every rap song in history is a sampled piece of another artists work.


Hey man, chill out ok?

Its just not my style, i dont like it. I dont think it takes any skill at all
#24
I used to not really like rap, mainly because I only had heard the stuff on MTV/the radio. One of my friends had been getting into older rap, like late 80's and early 90's. He showed me some Public Enemy and N.W.A, and I loved it. I would strongly suggest getting N.W.A.'s Straight Outta Compton (I think that's the name of the album) or Public Enemy's "It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back".
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#25
Quote by sicfreak91
pretty much agree:


Good rap - it does not exist.

Yeah, but you're a fan of SOAD, so your opinion doesn't even count.

Anyhoo.. The trick is to find rappers who have composing abilities. The ones who are musically good, as well as being good lyricists.
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#26
This thread sucks.

Listen to old Dre and Snoop, NWA, Public Enemy, Tupac, various others. Your original post makes you look like an asshole.

And rap isn't about "composing", it's more about poetry. I know alot of the new radio hip-hop rap is just a bunch of "I'm so rich look at my grill", but look beyond that to see the really deep stuff about growing up on the streets and stuff.
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#28
I'm also a big fan of De La Soul.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=VhZEkWHove4

Or try Black Eyed Peas.
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I'm also a big fan of De La Soul.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=VhZEkWHove4

Or try Black Eyed Peas.


you know, if i HAD to pick up a rap CD, black eye peas would be the one. There songs are composed well and the lyrics are not bad. Unlike artists like 50 cent and emiem.
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Quote by sicfreak91
you know, if i HAD to pick up a rap CD, black eye peas would be the one. There songs are composed well and the lyrics are not bad. Unlike artists like 50 cent and emiem.



Eminems lyrics > SOAD's... I'm sorry but it's more or less true no matter how much you want to twist reality...
#32
Quote by cvbass
Hey man, chill out ok?

Its just not my style, i dont like it. I dont think it takes any skill at all

try writing lyrics that match, compliment and/or contrast the drum beat in a song. Add some intricate rhyming patterns and then speed it up, and I'd say that you have a song, that's quite difficult to perfrorm let alone write.

also try to make the backing track emphasise what you are saying, using samples and/or original music to make the package complete (or vice versa i.e. make a backing track then make your lyrics/story match the track)

how is that any different to any other type of music?

oh sorry, it's not singing or shredding so it doesn't take skill

It takes just as much, if not more, to make a decent rap song as it does to make a decent rock song.

I had another point I wanted to make but I got that annoyed at your ignorance that I forgot about what I was thinking.

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Quote by CowboyUp
And rap isn't about "composing", it's more about poetry. I know alot of the new radio hip-hop rap is just a bunch of "I'm so rich look at my grill", but look beyond that to see the really deep stuff about growing up on the streets and stuff.


that's what I was thinking of.

the goal of the writer is different in rap compared to rock so obviously it's going to take different skills and abilities.

that' like a mechanic saying that a carpenter has no skill. but if someone were to say that, you'd call them narrow minded and ignorant.
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#34
Anyone who comes in here to say "Rap takes no skill" Do you mind just stfu? We've heard that opinion before and you never come with anything to strenghten your opinion. So instead of making yourself out to be an idiot. Don't.
#35
Quote by sicfreak91
you know, if i HAD to pick up a rap CD, black eye peas would be the one. There songs are composed well and the lyrics are not bad. Unlike artists like 50 cent and emiem.

What about da Outkast?

http://youtube.com/watch?v=x0Vy8PywZTM

http://youtube.com/watch?v=hkEQ65AEEfs

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#36
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Eminems lyrics > SOAD's... I'm sorry but it's more or less true no matter how much you want to twist reality...


SOAD isnt my favorite band or anything, but i like them. I just chose that icon cause they didnt have anything else really better, so quit bringing them up.
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#37
Quote by sicfreak91
SOAD isnt my favorite band or anything, but i like them. I just chose that icon cause they didnt have anything else really better, so quit bringing them up.



Do they have to be your favourite before I can mention them in comparision to something you dislike?
#38
So.. Where is the TS?
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#39
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Underground rap ftw.

By the way whoever said Eminem sucks.. actually listen to his lyrics. He may be white and a little bit weird but he is a genius.
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#40
I'm generally really picky when it comes to hip hop - no amount of needling can make me like 2pac or NWA.

But I also really friggin' love some hip hop groups. Here are good starters:

De La Soul (check out "Tread Water" from the masterpiece 3 Feet High and Rising) and A Tribe Called Quest (check out Luck of Lucien or Scenario).

Both are brilliant jazz rap groups in stark contrast to gangster rap. De La Soul has/had a fantastic optomistic positive outlook.
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