: Do you like 'Rap" music (?)?



orconn
10-26-12, 01:50 PM
Are you a fan of rap music? I would really like to know why.

MrHolland
10-26-12, 01:59 PM
Absolutely!!!! Rap and Classical Piano are my two favorite types of listening pleasures. They both are the same to me. When I hear them, I immediately FEEL the passion and am able to connect to the story being told. Just as I don't like all composers, I also don't like all rap artists. If one cant "feel" what they are listening to, then they obviously have made the wrong choice. Rap and Classical Piano speaks to me just as your music speaks to you.

GreaseMonkey
10-26-12, 02:15 PM
There are less than 5 rap songs I like. For the most part I absolutely hate the genre.

EcSTSatic
10-26-12, 02:31 PM
Absolutely not! Most of what I hear blasting from some obnoxious car stopped next to me is hateful and obscene! The words rap and music shouldn't even be used together!

Submariner409
10-26-12, 02:32 PM
Thread title, simple answer: "NO !!"

Rap bears as much artistic resemblance to classical piano as Hilary Clinton bears to Mona Lisa.

drewsdeville
10-26-12, 02:38 PM
No genre is synomonous with artistic talent. Both great and poor talent can be found in every single genre out there, including rap and classical.

I concur, Mr. Holland.

Ranger
10-26-12, 03:56 PM
"Rap Music" is an oxymoron.

Stingroo
10-26-12, 04:23 PM
This thread is hilarious. :lol:

orconn
10-26-12, 04:39 PM
I am glad Drew felt he could contribute his generalizations about the ubiquitous and unconfined nature of "talent!"

gary88
10-26-12, 05:56 PM
Speaking of generalizations...

Kev
10-26-12, 06:22 PM
Having a musical ear, I have been known to be very critical, that said .... I'm too old and crotchety to appreciate "rap music".

:coffee:

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Here's my serious critique;
Most of the rap music that I've heard uses a sampled (usually) background beat/riff from someone else's music played in a loop while the 'artist' spouts ryhmes that I usually have a very hard time understanding. It's a different culture for me, I can't really identify with it. But even so, it's too monotonous for me. I like more texture and movement in music. I like to hear a story in it, I don't have to relate but I like to at least understand it. I like melodies, harmonies, chord progressions, rythmic variations - simple and complex.

It just doesn't do anything for me, but if you enjoy it, more power to you (not to your amp or sound system ..... in fact, turn that crap down, would you?!!! )

:coffee:

Jesda
10-26-12, 07:07 PM
Depends.

Heavily commercialized glam rap is awful. It encourages stupidity.

thebigjimsho
10-26-12, 07:17 PM
I was just listening to Jay-Z. I also was listening to Michael Buble. And Diana Krall. And Sugarland. And Justin Timberlake. And Orleans. And Mettalica. And Shai. And Billy Joel.

Your crap opinions do not change my preferences...

Stingroo
10-26-12, 07:23 PM
You spelled Metallica wrong, sir.

CharlieB
10-26-12, 07:30 PM
Early to Late 90's hiphop I like, it had a positive vibe and feeling. Recent hiphop is up for debate. Rap? Rap has been nothing more (for the most part, like 99%) than "Rape that girl", "Shoot the corner store clerk", "Join a violent gang", "Sell drugs" and other crap nonsense that doesn't belong in any part of society.

thebigjimsho
10-26-12, 08:51 PM
You spelled Metallica wrong, sir.

Bah. Didn't check autocorrect...

Stingroo
10-26-12, 08:52 PM
A likely story....

dkozloski
10-26-12, 11:17 PM
Rap? They left the "C" off that word.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
10-26-12, 11:20 PM
Most of the rap I like is circa 1979 (the start) to about 1998. It was a lot of good time rap, before it really turned violent & pornographic.

cadillac kevin
10-27-12, 01:03 AM
Most of the rap I like is circa 1979 (the start) to about 1998. It was a lot of good time rap, before it really turned violent & pornographic.

^this

Kev
10-27-12, 01:04 AM
Dave, the opinions of us crotchety old white guys don't count ....

:coffee:

vincentm
10-27-12, 02:30 AM
Depends.

Heavily commercialized glam rap is awful. It encourages stupidity.

Which is why i stick to local Northern California rap artists from back home, ill stick to underground

brandondeleo
10-27-12, 11:33 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glEiPXAYE-U

MrHolland
10-27-12, 11:53 AM
Rap? They left the "C" off that word.
RapC RCap RaCp?????

Kev
10-27-12, 01:13 PM
yer gettin warmer!

:coffee:

orconn
10-27-12, 01:17 PM
yer gettin warmer!

:coffee:

Yeah, but no cigar!

77CDV
10-27-12, 10:32 PM
Most of the rap I like is circa 1979 (the start) to about 1998. It was a lot of good time rap, before it really turned violent & pornographic.

Very true. A lot of the older pieces are really well thought-out poetry or political statements set to a rythmic cadence for effect. That said, while I can appreciate the artistry that goes into creating this genre, it's not my prefered listening choice.

talismandave
10-28-12, 12:58 AM
I have almost every type of music there is and enjoy them all equally, but for many different reasons.
Some for the meaning of the song, some for the sound of the music, some just for the feelings or memories they conjure.
I have rap songs that fall into each of those categories.