Walk In My Shadow wrote:
Jimbo wrote:Oh man I hate rap. Saw Kendrick Lamar and N.E.R.D. at Fuji Rock this summer and it was the most god awful codswallop and thanked heaven when their sets were over. Tell me to jump or get my hands in the air one more time motherfucker and I'll SCREAMMM! How that one note, crotch snatching, ego maniacal, lyrically awful, profane, dumb and dumber shit excuse for music ever got to be so huge is a mystery - hmm, maybe it's a conspiracy to dumb down the world. The Japanese are crazy for it, and they don't speak a lick of basic English, let alone "street." Somewhere the evil cabal are laughing saying, "They bought it. The dumb rubes actually still like that crap. I mean pet rock were a good seller but they caught on, but this rap thing? How many years since we got that schmuck to play the turntable? Yes, the turntable. And who needs notes? Man oh man.
I would not even consider Lamar or N.E.R.D. to be
Admittedly I am a rap/hip hop ignoramus but I know what I like and they were not my cup of tea. If they are saying something with their lyrics - could be profound could be comic - I couldn't make out a word except for some profanity that would bubble out over the noise. And IMO music needs melody and these guys didn't sing. But what was worse was the preening and the egotism cuz they had the mic - and some nice muscles when they took off their shirts. A little humility goes a long way in my book and these guys were braggarts, bullies and prima donnas, IMO. Yeah, I understand there is underground rap (or whatever) but if I want to be spoken to - cuz "rapping" equals talking - get a podium and say your piece. But the bombast and over the top production for one schmuck ordering an audience to make a mosh pit when there are festival rules not to mosh is dumb and dangerous. IMO you are brainwashed/guilted (yeah there is a racial element) into liking this shit excuse for music. To be honest I kind of liked Snoop Dogg and M&M for a time but for an entire album? No way. And reviewers complained how they'd pad their albums with dross to make the usual 45 minute recording 75 or however many minutes could fit on a CD. And how they reject the past, the blues, R&B, soul, except to lift snippets that real musicians created, is another thing that bugs me. Fuck you. Write your own music. I feel that if one performer, say Snoop, did this type of music, great. "Remember that guy in the 90s who rapped funny shit?" That it turned into a legit genre with hundreds doing essentially the same thing, it's a lazy way to make music.