Thread: HIP HOP
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Old 02-25-2011, 05:26 AM
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Default Re: HIP HOP

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5dk1P_638s This is "Thieves in the Night" by Mos Def and Talib Kweli.
-> Rhythm section was decent. Not so much the lyrics.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWnUV_ZQ3go This is "Respiration" by Mos Def and Talib Kweli ft Common.
-> Downer song, language, music is unchanging; it goes nowhere.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bG2NaeGOwk This is "Definition" by Mos Def and Talib Kweli.
-> Again with the language!! Not a song I want my daughter to hear.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32Qr5oKKP-M This is "Dear God 2.0" by The Roots ft Monsters of Folk.
-> Instrumentation had a nice groove. Don't agree with his perception of events.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQNvKA0nL5Y This is "Ghetto Gospel" by Tupac.
-> Too much wallowing in despair. I find the use of 'Ghetto Gospel' peculiar. Gospel means the Good News (of Jesus Christ). What good news is there about the ghetto?


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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjcNtJrgH00 This is "Conflict Diamonds" by Lupe Fiasco.
-> I'll give credit for subject matter. Too much: "yeah", "uh-huh", "know what I'm sayin" and the like. Also a bit of cursing.


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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7TRczgjvLs This is "Hip Hop Saved My Life" by Lupe Fiasco.
Hurt Me Soul -> I'll give credit for the subject matter, but I don't agree with his assessment on world events.

Game Theory -> Too much thug for me.

I've listened to all your links and a good portion of the names that were dropped by others in this thread. Yes, there are some songs that don't have cursing and a couple were OK, but overall there is still an issue with the language used.

The subject matter doesn't help either. This genre is made for a certain population. I don't believe that population is served well by listening to the messages presented in these songs. There's a primary current of victim hood that's presupposed in the genre. That leads to a string of life complaints but no solutions. Social conscientiousness songs are fine, but I prefer those that aren't downers.
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