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im looking for good hip hop bass lines to learn. anyone know any good ones?
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#2
one busta rhymes song, i'm not sure what (either break yo neck, make it clap, etc, one of his somewhat recent singles) has some sick bass.
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gotta go oldschool on cool hip hop and rap bass lines. check out public enemy, beastie boys. some dre and eminem have some pretty cool bass lines
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dude 'bust a move' by young mc has a good one. played by flea nonetheless. i think that was in a recent issue of BP? cant remember...
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^^^isnt that bass line from "Good Times" by Chic????


Yep. Bernard Edwards is one groovy dude.

A lot of "classic era" (80's/90's) hip-hop is either directly sampled from or heavily influenced by disco and funk basslines. Look into that.

There was a big jazz influence appearing in 90's stuff, EG Guru, A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul etc too.
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Express Yourself by NWA.
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"Buggin' Out" - A Tribe Called Quest
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I don't know. All I know is it was in Rapper's Delight and it was funky as hell.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTQMMiHpeN8

Rappers Delight chopped it up a little, but it's definitely Chic.
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dude 'bust a move' by young mc has a good one. played by flea nonetheless. i think that was in a recent issue of BP? cant remember...
yea it was Flea if you have ever seen the video you can see Flea jumping around and head banging.
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#16
Skip over the hip-hop, and go right to the Parliament that they sampled!
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Skip over the hip-hop, and go right to the Parliament that they sampled!



Like pretty much all of the West Coast sheeeeeawwwwt from the late 80's to mid 90's for sure.
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Most rap music samples basslines from funk songs, maybe with the exception of RATM and the Roots. So check those guys out (but if you haven't checked RATM out by now... shame!)
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Let's get retarded by the black eyed peas is pretty fun to play =)
No clue if they sampled it from another song, though
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Where is the love by Black Eyed Peas, it's nothing amazing, but it's really enjoyable.
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^especially the Go album, so many sick beats complete with great lines
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"Buggin' Out" - A Tribe Called Quest


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Where is the love by Black Eyed Peas, it's nothing amazing, but it's really enjoyable.

Aye. I'd look in to some more Back Eyed Peas. They're one of the few hip-hop groups that actually has a live band behind it.
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#29
Check out N.W.A. they have the best lines in every song.

Specifically:

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#30
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Ice, Ice Baby?

sampled from Under Pressure, written by David Bowie & Queen.


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Where is the love by Black Eyed Peas, it's nothing amazing, but it's really enjoyable.

great choice!
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anything by jay-z... hes a rapper that tends to use real musicians, same with wyclef
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#32
I don't know if it's hip-hop, but "Tell me'bout it" by Joss Stone is a pretty groovy and simple line if you just want to have something to play for fun.
#33
Check out White Lines by Grandmaster Flash, great fun song!
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many songs by The Roots, after all they are a real band with a human bass player.

I recently have been playing Touch the Sky, by Kanye. Its fun as hell, and funky as ****
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i learned what you know by ti, it's a pretty cool bassline. i wish they had more tabs of rap songs on here though.
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hip-hop?
Good?
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Narrow minded? Should go back to the guitar forum? Yar.


Seriously, there is good and bad music in all genres. Most hip-hop and rap on MTV and Much are pretty bad (although some Jay-Z and Kanye West is alright), but if you look to guys like NWA, Run-DMC, Public Enemy, Immortal Technique, Saul Williams, The Roots, El-P, KRS-One, Nas, A Tribe Called Quest, etc. Not bad at all.
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Narrow minded? Should go back to the guitar forum? Yar.


Seriously, there is good and bad music in all genres. Most hip-hop and rap on MTV and Much are pretty bad (although some Jay-Z and Kanye West is alright), but if you look to guys like NWA, Run-DMC, Public Enemy, Immortal Technique, Saul Williams, The Roots, El-P, KRS-One, Nas, A Tribe Called Quest, etc. Not bad at all.

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