Episode 44 — White People Gone Wild
Posted 28 August 2013 - 09:53 PM
Posted 30 August 2013 - 07:42 AM
The Fugees make a reference to this on the Score where they talk about all of these gangsta rappers are doing nothing for the culture and call out Biggie Smalls by name. Jeru does the same thing in his songs.
I think it sometimes comes down to if the music is even made for your ears. Big Sean is not looking for me to be in his core audience. He's a young guy, so he wants people around his age and younger to "get it." When I listen to Big Sean, it just makes me shake my head in shame.
So, I guess my question is this: should what is 'good' or not be decided by the generation that is releasing the music? I don't know how old Sandman and Open Mike are, but if they are in the same generation as these people, then I trust their judgement. But if they aren't in the same generation, you gotta step aside and let these young folks do their thing if you don't understand it at all.
Posted 30 August 2013 - 10:04 AM
I see both sides. I tend to like esoteric obscure rap and mainstream party stuff made by kids. There is stuff like Big Sean that I don't like, but I see it as more than I don't find him a very good rapper or musician. Not that it's not for me, per se. I mean, I do like "Guap," but it's because of the beat.
Posted 30 August 2013 - 10:44 AM
I think another thing as to why I don't really mess with the stuff I hear on the radio is the style is so different than what I grew up on. The style of flow that people use nowadays is completely foreign to me. They'll use the same word at the end of the a line and repeat it, but in a different context for those lines. I suppose that's a neat play on words when used sparingly, but fools will use it for like half a verse and all you hear is "blah blah blah CAKE, blah, blah, blah, CAKE, so, yeah I got that CAKE". It's not interesting to listen to.
Or when they use set up a simile, but don't use the word "like" and will instead just throw out a tangential reference to what they just set up. The main culprit in this is Aubrey aka Canada Dry. In one song he's like "bout to set it off in here/Jada Pinckett". Or Luda does in one song, where he's like "her girlfriends coming down the street like a parade/Macy's". That really turns me off and feels like it is the Seth MacFarlane way of writing rhymes -- just throwing out pop culture references kinda/sorta related to what you are saying at the time.
Posted 04 September 2013 - 01:08 PM