The words Rap and Great in the same sentence don't go.
You forgot the silent "c" in front of "rap".
Rap artists are lyrical geniuses. <br />
I'm not talking about Little Wayne or Drake. Those guys are corporate B*tches. <br />
I'm talking about the true underground, independent artists, like Immortal Technique, Black Thought, Little Brother & MF Doom. Those guys are musical geniuses.
You have no idea. Please, leave, and educate yourself.
Literally, you're not. The fact you even said that just goes to show how ignorant you are. Quality music shouldn't be diminished because people are too ignorant to find it and just generalize it.
I Remember - The Roots.
You Never Know - Immortal Technique.
Both those songs are rap. Listen if you will. It's right there.
Listen for yourself. Both those musicians are rap artists. Back Thought & Immortal Technique. They rap over music, yes. Whether the beat be processed digitally or recorded live, it's irrelevant, as both are rap artists.
I like it. It's not my go to genre, but I could definitely listen to Jeff Bridges, Johnny Cash, Alan Jackson. For sure.
Like every other song ever made? So, if you don't like this music because it's a beat with lyrics, then you don't like any music. Fantastic.
Neither are constant bass? I'm pretty sure you're just biased against the music. Both those songs incorporate partly, if not fully, live recorded music. You might not like the genre, which of course isn't a problem, but you can't slant them for what they do.
What about it? I don't mind those genres, no.
It's just childish. I defend rap, yeah. Not the commercial guys, but the independent guys. I don't care if people like the genre or not, just don't knock them. Better that you? It's just not necessary, is it.
Disliking something isn't the same as disrespecting it. I care when people are judging something without even knowing much about it.
But that isn't what I am saying. Not liking something and disrespecting something are completely different. And hearing rap passively is not the same as actively listening to rap. I'd go so far to say that you're only familiar with mainstream artists, which is why I needed you to see the real artists.
Rap never relies on the "bass". You're talking about the beat, the rhythm, made of namely bass and percussion. But most of the time it's for more than that. Bottom line, you don't like the genre, no problem, but that doesn't mean the musicians involved within the genre aren't talented.
In what way are they "misguided". I'm fairly certain that there are rappers out there more knowledgeable on the world today, than yourself or myself. In what way misguided.
What they do is good. Thankfully, people like you, who have no musical composition, and know very little about the subject, are few and far between. Keep to what you know, buddy.
No, it isn't. By sheer number rap is a popular form of music. You listen to it, sure, who doesn't. But study it? Understand exactly what it is they do? You couldn't even describe what it was. "A beat with a poem". Most songs have a beat, most songs have lyrics that when read, are a poem. I don't care you don't like the genre, but now you're starting to talk about something you clearly have no clue about.
I thought early rap, like from the 80's was OK. But it changed over time and I don't get into it anymore.
There's nothing Great about rap.
Let me tell you a reason why rap is great.<br />
It's got a good beat if your on a date<br />
It talks of urban life for the youth today<br />
and allows suburban posers to get a huge pay day.<br />
rap is even greater than Obi Wan Kenobi<br />
this rap brought to you by<br />
...the wisdom of tmtoby
you feeling provocative ? winding up all those lost souls :))<br />
And do you have a long pole to poke them with?
LOL, some of it is really good.
I love Gangster's Paradise by Coolio, and I'm Awesome by Spose. They are actually the only two rap songs I do like, but I REALLY LIKE them a lot.
its just good