1. Absolem

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    any rap fans?

    Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by Absolem, Jan 1, 2017.

    "Now I'm back to my love, like to go there.
    Even when it's annoying like long nose hair.
    I can so share my heart in the cold air. And its no fair the size of its so rare." - tech n9ne

    I love rap. Its inspires my poetry greatly. Anyone else get jiggy wit it?
     
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  2. oouie433

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    I love rap too, pretty much all I listen to. But can't say it inspires me to write lol.
     
  3. writemare

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    I like Eminem but other then that I'm not much of a rap fan.. although back in the day I did like M.C Hammer :D
     
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    I like it.
     
  5. big soft moose

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    I used to be - Eminem, Dre, 50c , Tupac , Biggie and like that ... these days at 43 it feels a bit like "cool dad syndrome" to still be rolling to the rhythm of the streets.

    of course Eminem is about my age while Dre is 8 year older, and that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it :D
     
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  6. Absolem

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    Haha touche
     
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    You better lock up your daughter
    Cuz I'm waving my wand like Harry Potter. - Shaka Zulu (that's my hardcore rapper name)

    Peace out.
     
  8. PrincessSofia

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    I love rap too, especially Drake, I can relate to his lyrics a lot, and they inspire me a lot =) .
     
  9. Iogairn

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    It's fantastic for expressing working class culture and frustration in a lot of places.

    Akala is a genius. His knowledge about race and internationalism comes into his music with a fantastic bite.
    The Coup are so evidently politically motivated with witty lyrics and sharp characterisations with a dark sense of humour.
    Mikill Pane isn't overtly political but he often describes real frustration with a genuine bite and Fairlytale is a fantastic metaphor of the Student Protests.
    Irie Revoltes I wish I could understand but since I don't speak French or German there isn't much I can do regarding that. However the style of their videos and performances are inspiring and from what I can translate of their lyrics I really enjoy it.
     
  10. Laurus

    Laurus Disappointed Idealist Contributor

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    EBAH! That's some good shit. His alliteration in that song especially inspired my own love of it. I've written poems in all P's and M's. So yeah, I like rap. Always on the lookout for more. I've not stuck with any rappers longer than I have Tech, though. So many just don't have the staying power I look for.
     
  11. Homer Potvin

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    I love hiphop... you can learn as much about story telling from Biggie as you can from Shakespeare in my opinion. He uses acts, beats, allegory, metaphors, personification, all that. And never mind the cadence, I think if you take anything literary from any kind of music it would be how to splice words and sentences together in a way that flows naturally. Great writing is like lyrical music, the downbeats and syllables fall in familiar places so your brain almost forgets that it's reading.
     
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  12. Historical Science

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    This is how I feel. I've definitely learned a lot about writing by listening to rap and breaking down the lyrics. Some songs are just unbelievable. I really haven't kept up with rap too much the last couple of years but I did see Aesop Rock, Immortal Technique and Jedi Mind Tricks live last year :)
     
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    Immortal Technique is one of my favorites, all time. I saw him live a couple years ago--great show. He's also heavily on my cardio playlist when I go to the gym, haha. The tempo of a lot of his songs is perfect to keep my rhythm going.
     
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    I spell rap with a capital IF MUSIC IS MY CAP THEN RAP IS MY CHINST

    Which is a lyric from my first record.

    Let's here it for the Henley-on-Thames Crew.
     
  15. Historical Science

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    I have to go back and binge Aesop Rock's The Impossible Kid every couple months. It has to be one of the best rap albums in the last 10 years.



    I cannot even begin to describe how much this song hits me. And inspires the fuck out of me.
     
  16. Masked Mole

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    I'm as big a rap fan as Stan was . . .
     
  17. surrealscenes

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    Wow, tech9 lyrics. Reminds me of Black Sheep (Similac Child), Redheaded kingpin, Big Daddy Kane, andso many more.
    Mostly listen to AOTP and that extended fmily now. Big fan of Gang Starr, PE, KRS-ONE (before he went nuts), MC Solaar (don't know French but I know I like him).
     
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    I like Ed Sheeran's raps.
     
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    It was being used wayyyy before in country music. Ever hear of the song Big John back during sixties? Then you have Cash with A Boy Named Sue, and many others. Many such songs preceded the rap we hear today.



     
  21. Laurus

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    Finally found this gem on CD
     
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    Although, when I want to feel inspired, I listen to Ms. Dynamite.
     

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