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"Hip Hop is the only genre that matters"

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Waytootrue, May 2, 2018.

  1. Waytootrue


    Jan 19, 2018
    I disagree with anyone who is gonna try to say which genres matter. Especially if the only thing they are gonna use to support that claim are opinions and popularity.
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  2. kohanmike

    kohanmike Gold Supporting Member

    Not in my world. To each his own, but the powers that be aren't creative thinkers, they're followers.
    gebass6, Charlzm, TheBear and 4 others like this.
  3. Funky Ghost

    Funky Ghost Translucently Groovy

    What pray-tell, matters more than this for any genre? Popularity = $.

    All in all the article was pretty empty of substance that matters in the least for music and musicians. Considering the source, I'm not at all surprised.
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  4. ONYX


    Apr 14, 2000
    Total BS.

    Everyone knows it's Solipsynthm that really matters.
  5. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
  6. T_Bone_TL


    Jan 10, 2013
    NW Mass/SW VT
    Well, then I have lots of anti-matter, and if any of that nasty old matter touches it we're going to have a BIG explosion!
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  7. smeet

    smeet Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2006
    Woodland Hills, CA
    I don't see an article or link, am I missing something?
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  8. Badwater


    Jan 12, 2017
    You need to check out Jaminthevan on YouTube, and also check out 512 Studios Live. That's what matters.

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  9. GIBrat51

    GIBrat51 Innocent as the day is long Supporting Member

    Mar 5, 2013
    Lost Wages, Nevada
    Buddy Holly 1. Sorry; Buddy just told me that that just ain't so... and I always listen to Buddy...:whistle:
  10. GregC

    GregC Johnny and Joe Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2007
    Me neither. If it's just a line a few people are using on Twitter, I wouldn't make much of it.

    And a claim like that is just easy fodder for TB, where a lot of members seem to hate any and all hip hop.
  11. ClusterFlux


    Apr 11, 2018
  12. Eric Swaim

    Eric Swaim GOD, U.S. MIlitary, Country Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2004
    Murfreesboro, TN
    I have nothing against Hip-Hop music, I prefer not to listen to it. It does nothing for me. But hey, if it makes the hair on your neck stand up, go for it.
  13. Low84

    Low84 Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2014
    I'm a rock fan for the most part (50s through 80s for the most part, with a splash of 90s). Classic soul, R&B, blues, and jazz also fill out a big chunk of my music collection. There are a few classical composers I really dig.

    I LOVE rap and hip-hop from the 80s and 90s... Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Beastie Boys, N.W.A., Run-D.M.C., Snoop, Dr. Dre. Hits, Rarities and Remixes by TCQ... 3 Feet High and Rising by DLS... Paul's Boutique by the Beasties? Those albums are so much fun... and so well done.

    But geez... I haven't heard anything that trips my trigger from the hip-hop world in years... and that includes Kendrick Lamar. I simply don't get the hype about that kid. THAT'S won a Pulitzer?? THAT'S what the kids go nuts over???

    Today's weed must be stronger than I first thought -- it has the power to warp minds.
    Last edited: May 13, 2018
  14. tshapiro

    tshapiro Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2015
    Jax Florida
    Hip hop and country.
    But, since most musicians don’t play hip hop they don’t like it. But, nothing kills live like hip hop. And, in some areas country.
    Jazz, classic rock, blues... all fun to play but doesn’t draw the mainstream crowds. If you don’t play hip hop live than you probably don’t understand and you probably think I’m a jerk for this response. I’d stick around to debate but I have a high paying hip hop gig to get to :)
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  15. "Sorry easily angered fanbase, my thing that you don't like is the only genre that matters right now."

    Said every generation by somebody who doesn't know what they're talking about, probably including me about grunge some 20 years ago.
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  16. James Collins

    James Collins

    Mar 25, 2017
    Augusta, GA
    I like hip hop. Hip hop moves too quick for most people. It is doing better than rock because of it though. They drop so much more music. In rock, you are lucky to get a new album every two years? In hip hop, not only do people drop singles all the time, but they get featured in each other's songs and new artists come up all the time.

    What if bands could figure out how to leak singles over the span between albums? What if bands could somehow feature the hottest new bands in one of these singles or get featured in the hot new single?
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  17. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Nothing to see here. One opinion by one writer.

    That being said, rock is killing itself. When grandpas still tour into their 70s, that's not cool, sexy, or "rock". It's just sad. It's pitiful. And anyone looking in from the outside sees it as just.... weird.

    Long live....rock?
    steve howe. mick. Pete_Townshend_-_Phyllis_Keating.

    Seriously, guys. Go play with your grandkids.
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  18. James Collins

    James Collins

    Mar 25, 2017
    Augusta, GA
    And these guys are playing the same old songs night after night for close to 50 years now...
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  19. joebar


    Jan 10, 2010
    There’s only two genres of music-
    Good and bad.
    Unfortunately, most hip hop is in the bad.

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