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12-26-2009   #1 (permalink)
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Default what ever happened to intellectual rap

or even raps with the slightest signs of intelligence

Rap has always been known for its controversial topics, but back in the 80's and the 90's there were some rappers notorious for their intellectual rap bits.

Now, its like rap is the thing for people with limited vocabulary which tends to revolve around certain swear words or insulting terms. The first one to come to mind is this, but i know there are many more, but now all we hear are raps about stupid shit

i mean..
TLC's Left Eye:
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See, if you can't spatially expand my horizon
Then that leaves you in a class with scrubs never risin'
I don't find it surprisin'
If you don't have the g's
To please me and bounce from here to the coast of overseas
So, let me give you somethin' to think about
Inundate your mind with intentions to turn you out
Can't forget the focus on the picture in front of me
You as clear as DVD on digital TV screen
Satisfy my appetite with something spectacular
Check your vernacular
And then I get back to ya
With diamond like precision
Insatiable is what I envision
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Mr. Big Willy if you really wanna know
Ask Chilli, could I be a silly ho
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Is steppin' on your Filas
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The same could be said about every genre of music


the mid/late 60s to late 90s were the 'golden age' of modern music, regardless of the genre
nowadays people simply make music that is simple and catchy just because the mindless masses only care to hear music that is simple and catchy

Very few musicians actually care to make music with intelligent lyrics, because, why bother?

I'm sure if you look hard enough, you can find rap that's both appealing lyrically and musically, it's sure as hell been that way for most of the metal, hardcore, and occasionally even post-rock(although this is instrumental music for the most part) music I've looked at



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EXAMPLE BECAUSE IM BORED


lyrics from Cruel Bloom by Converge, a GOOD *fill in the blank*core band:
Quote:
Voracious children and wolves
Sharpen their teeth on our bones
Carrion feeds the wretched
Vacant eyes peer through the hole
Beggars and thieves
Bring down a common enemy
While pawnshop kings and corner queens
All hawk their souls for gold
Lifelong victims pound and claw at the ground
Searching for a way out of their skin
Writhe in the cruel bloom
Trying to find beauty in flesh torn from me
Tying so hard not to lose you
In cobwebs and empty hearts
Lifelong victims pound and claw at the ground
Searching for a way out of their skin
Writhe in the cruel bloom
Witness the ghostlike shades of ourselves
Searching for any way out of our skin
Writhe in the cruel bloom
lyrics from Freaxxx by BrokeNCYDE, a BAD *fill in the blank*core band:
Quote:
I walk into the club looking kind of sexy now.
I see these shorties in the corner, they started making out.
They pull their panties down, they take their pants off.
Then they started getting freaky on the dance floor.
Shake it mommy give it to me like you need some love.
I got some bottles in the caddy that we can open up.
Let's get drunk tonight, baby we don't have to ****.
And bring your friend along, maybe we can have some fun.

Let's get freaky now, let's get ****ing freaky now. [x4]

I got these *****es all tipsy trying to sex me.
I know they want it, alcoholics are some sex freaks.
This ex and chronic gots me wanting to get messy.
So let's get messy girls, come on let's go get messy girls.

Come on *****, you know you want this.
That hardcore shit will make you feel the toxic.
Versace, Rolex watches.
Bently coups with the 20's droppin.
Convertible top, and the wheels spin.
I can taste that ice when my grill is in.
If you want me baby feel me in.
'cause I don't waste my time with lesbians.

Let's get freaky now, let's get ****ing freaky now. [x4]

Liar! [x8]

Oh baby why did you have to lie to me.
I can't play no more games.
These thoughts are slowly controlling me.
You're turning off the flame.
So go baby go baby.
You don't want me.
So go baby go baby.
Come and get me.
So go baby go baby.
You don't want me.
So go baby go!
Come and get me.

Let's get freaky now, let's get ****īng freaky now. [x4]

And yet BrokeNCDE is the more popular of the two, despite being the less competent, and less enjoyable-on-a-long-term-scale of the two

because the mindless masses don't enjoy music that is too DEEP for them :trollface:



/elitist opinion

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And yet BrokeNCDE is the more popular of the two, despite being the less competent, and less enjoyable-on-a-long-term-scale of the two

because the mindless masses don't enjoy music that is too DEEP for them :trollface:



/elitist opinion
I guess it's cuz the masses may be a bit too dumb nowadays.... lets put it this way, my cousins public school in Carroll County, Maryland, USA had very... interesting.. Vocab/Spelling words in her 12th grade...

you ready for the most interesting one...

hold on to your seat...

Rabbit...
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I'm a firm believer music for the most part died in the 90s. I'm no rap fan, but Run-DMC gets some pretty good respect from me for doing a great Aerosmith cover.

Seriously, look at alot of indie bands nowadays. The Beatles were essentially indie for the first album or two I believe, along with several other great classic bands. What went wrong that people can't seem to make good music even if not belonging to a good label?
 
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Lyrics have died in the new generation, music relies much more heavily on the beat nowadays. I mean, the only rap you hear now is people bragging about how good they are, how many albums they sell, how they used to sell cocaine, how the women love them, and how much they love booze. A great deal of recent rock music has lyrics that don't even make SENSE when you actually look them up.

Lyrics are getting overshadowed by the beat. But keep in mind, this is really the party generation. No one cares what you say, as long as they can dance to it.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Rakim
I ain't no joke, I used to let the mic smoke
Now I slam it when I'm done and make sure it's broke
When i'm gone no one gets on cuz I won't let
Nobody press up and mess up to scene I set
I like to stand in a crowd and watch the people wonder damn
But think about it then you'll understand
I'm just an addict addicted to music
Maybe it's a habit, I gotta use it
Even if it's jazz on the quiet storm
I hook a beat up convert it in a hip-hop form
Write a rhyme in graffitti in every show you see me in
Deep concentration cuz I'm no comedian
Jokers are wild if you wanna be tame
I treat you like a child then you're gonna be named
Another enemy, not even a friend of me
Cuz you'll get fried in the end if you pretend to be
Competing cuz I just put your mind on pause
And I can beat you when you compare my rhyme wit yours
I wake you up and as I stare in your face you seem stun
Remember me, the one you got your idea from
But soon you start to suffer but you only get rougher
When you start to stutter that's when you had enuff of
Biting it, I make you choke, you can't provoke
You can't cope, you should of broke cuz I ain't no joke
Rakim ftw.
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there are intellectual rappers you just have to look for em. you can't listen to mainstream and expect to find it usually.
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