I've also noticed that a lot of contemporary hip hop is being mixed REALLY differently than it used to be. Specifically, the deep bass has been replaced by REALLY shrill treble. It's for the same porpoise, I think: the deep bass would rattle your trunk and people could hear it for blocks, but that piercing treble kind of achieves the same thing in an iPod world: it bleeds out of earbuds, and can be played on little cell phone speakers without losing most of the sound.
I had never thought of it like this before. Interesting...
plus if you think the beat isn't good in the first lil b song i posted or there's no substance in the second song i posted.. not much else to say
The beat on the first track isn't bad, but not terribly complex. It's the lyrics in that one that didn't inspire me. As for the second track, it appears I had skipped that one in my sampling. It's not too bad at all. I'm actually surprised it's the same guy as the rest. The last three you posted are complete garbage, though. In my humble opinion.
I thought the same thing. Some of the tracks aren't half bad. But it actually gets worse then some of the ones he posted, see "I'm Miley Cirus". I did some research and apparently he claims to of recorded over 1000 tracks in 2010. So I guess with that many songs, some will be good and some will be bad. He should probly filter out the horrible more often.
I did some research and apparently he claims to of recorded over 1000 tracks in 2010. So I guess with that many songs, some will be good and some will be bad. He should probly filter out the horrible more often.
I'm not at all surprised that he can crank out 3 of those gems per day.
"I created O.F. (odd future) cause I feel we're more talented Than 40 year old rappers talking about Gucci" -Tyler the Creator (Bastard)
I think the appeal of these groups isn't that they're the most talented or even really on the same level as someone like mos def but it's more that they represent the unbridled ambitions of 18 year olds who are doing whatever the fuck they want. I personally love the fact that anyone can record their own album and throw it on the internet. While most of it sucks, the stuff that makes it to the top can be incredible and wouldn't have been the same if they were forced to adhere to the demands of a label.
This is a really interesting essay on the whole internet rap star phenomenon
I think the appeal of these groups isn't that they're the most talented or even really on the same level as someone like mos def but it's more that they represent the unbridled ambitions of 18 year olds who are doing whatever the fuck they want.
So, I read the essay (aside: there's a great "notwithstanding" usage in there.) I think you sum it up well in the above, with the addition of ackbar's point that they're making music for kids (also mentioned in the article.) I never understood why my brother was into this sort of music (he is a few years younger) but now I feel I have a better grasp of it. Still not my bag, but that's how it goes. As has been said before: to each their own! Now I'm interested in checking out that OFKMFDM.
This list is compiled solely on the fact that I have seen these artists put on a good live show. I could name a ton of artists I would want to see, but a lot of rappers just don't translate well to a live audience.
Q-Tip De La Soul The Roots Outkast (Big Boi by himself would also work) Busta Rhymes Kanye Method Man & Redman Lupe Fiasco B.o.B Jay-Z
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Cypress Hill Atmosphere Lupe Fiasco Asher Roth & Nottz Tech N9ne Jurassic 5 Method Man & Redman Jay-Z (yeah right) Snoop Dogg (yeah right) Outkast Ludacris (performing songs from his first two releases) Kanye West Common Market Blue Scholars