Re: HIP HOP
there is plenty of melody , try gangstarr. Premier uses jazz samples. It is fine if you don't like it, and as far as not understanding what they are saying...are you listening to hip hop in chinese? Some may rap fast, and amybe words slip by you, but they are speaking english, no offense.
I am from the suburbs and loved hip hop from the moment I heard Gangstarr and Tribe.
Sometimes there isnt as much melody as say in Miles Davis song, sure.
POS has massive melody on a lot og his tracks. Atmosphere uses a full band when performing. The legendary Roots crew IS A BAND!
But if its not for you, that's fine.
"If I became parapalegic I would try to use my forehead to drum, or my tongue or nose." - Myself