Pop appropriation of rap - the classics

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K-lash
4
27%
Blonde E.E
8
53%
A.Dam
2
13%
W.H.A.M.
1
7%
 
Total votes: 15

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Pop appropriation of rap - the classics

Postby Darkness_Fish » 02 Aug 2018, 13:40









Which is the best? What else should be celebrated here?
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Re: Pop appropriation of rap - the classics

Postby Pansy Puff » 02 Aug 2018, 14:53

Only Rapture. The rest are shit.
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Re: Pop appropriation of rap - the classics

Postby bobzilla77 » 02 Aug 2018, 17:57

Blondie and the Clash are terrific. The other two sound like someone had the idea to include something "topical" on the record.
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Postby Dayodead » 02 Aug 2018, 19:03

Went Adam for shear weirdness and the drums and because nobody else will vote for it...The Clash song is good, Blonde ok and Wham is an insidious earworm..A bad song which sticks in your head for awhile

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Re: Pop appropriation of rap - the classics

Postby Lord Rother » 02 Aug 2018, 19:50

They are all decent.

White rap rules.

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Re: Pop appropriation of rap - the classics

Postby Darkness_Fish » 03 Aug 2018, 09:04

I think The Clash track is probably the best, in terms of taking an emerging form and melding it with your own sound, rather than just taking a sound and copying it badly.

But The Clash are almost as overrated as The Beatles, and I can't vote for them on that basis.
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Re: Pop appropriation of rap - the classics

Postby never/ever » 03 Aug 2018, 10:14

I'll go for the Anfield Rap.....errr, Rapture.
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Postby wannabee enfant terrible » 03 Aug 2018, 15:24

Wot? No Wot?
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Re: Pop appropriation of rap - the classics

Postby Sneelock » 03 Aug 2018, 17:13

the lyrics to "Rapture" are some of the most idiotic "what me worry" horseshit ever set to music.
I absolutely adore it.
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Re: Pop appropriation of rap - the classics

Postby Darkness_Fish » 03 Aug 2018, 20:26

the gorton gollum wrote:Wot? No Wot?

Wot?
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Re: Pop appropriation of rap - the classics

Postby Ranking Ted » 03 Aug 2018, 22:03

First two are gold plated classic, permanent staples of my party playlist (not that it ever gets played at parties, but, y’know). Voted Clash and glad to see that evens them up. The other two are clunky and cheesy, respectively, but I don’t mind them. And ‘Wot?’ is also ace.

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Postby SUMPTUOUS SI » 03 Aug 2018, 22:11

Christ - the Clash went to shit pretty quickly, didn't they? That one's almost as bad as that B.A.D. bollocks.

The Blondie song is great.
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Re: Pop appropriation of rap - the classics

Postby bobzilla77 » 03 Aug 2018, 22:27

I was also coming here to ask about Wot.
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Re: Pop appropriation of rap - the classics

Postby toomanyhatz » 03 Aug 2018, 22:41

All absolutely dreadful. Privileged white people trying to prove how "street" they are by adopting something they're not very good at before anybody else. Even (maybe even 'especially') the Clash.
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Re: Pop appropriation of rap - the classics

Postby Nikki Gradual » 03 Aug 2018, 22:48

I'm pretty sure The Clash is the worst because they are taking themselves most seriously.

Despite lyrics like this:

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Seafood restaurant gets out of hand
A car in the fridge, a fridge in the car
Like cowboys do in TV land


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Who went on to win fifty-nil
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Re: Pop appropriation of rap - the classics

Postby John aka Josh » 03 Aug 2018, 23:52

never/ever wrote:I'll go for the Anfield Rap




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Re: Pop appropriation of rap - the classics

Postby blindlemonjefferson » 04 Aug 2018, 00:21

Blondie is the only correct answer here.
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Re: Pop appropriation of rap - the classics

Postby Snarfyguy » 04 Aug 2018, 00:31

Darkness_Fish wrote:
the gorton gollum wrote:Wot? No Wot?

Wot?

Ha, I put that on my Cup list one year and managed to get to the semi-finals anyway.
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Re: Pop appropriation of rap - the classics

Postby never/ever » 04 Aug 2018, 00:37

toomanyhatz wrote:All absolutely dreadful. Privileged white people trying to prove how "street" they are by adopting something they're not very good at before anybody else. Even (maybe even 'especially') the Clash.


God forbid people having fun with a specific music genre....
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Re: Pop appropriation of rap - the classics

Postby toomanyhatz » 04 Aug 2018, 21:48

Sorry, they have to do something with it that interests me in order to be entitled to any fun.

Them's the rules.
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