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Did you like Andre 3000 "The Love Below"

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Author Topic: The Official Hiphop Thread  (Read 35110 times)

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Re: The Official Hiphop Thread
« Reply #60 on: February 25, 2005, 01:31:01 PM »
Hey somethings wrong with the Poll I couldn't vote.

Fixed.

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Re: The Official Hiphop Thread
« Reply #61 on: February 25, 2005, 03:18:38 PM »
I've had a few discussions with my friends about the differences between East Coast and West Coast styles of rap, but haven't really been able to qualify the differences. At this point, it seems a mere 'visceral' discernment of the differences, but I know there are many substaintive differences I've failed to
identify.

Anyone care to suggest what they are? So far I've noticed that West Coast rap tends to be slower, and uses more funk-style beats, whereas East Coast tends to use a very broad selection of beat samples, from cinematic scores to other music genres.
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« Reply #62 on: February 25, 2005, 03:32:33 PM »
Is there such a thing as a West Coast hip-hop artist? (pharcyde??)

Actually, Vic, what's your take, what's the difference between rap and hip-hop.

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« Reply #63 on: February 25, 2005, 05:42:01 PM »
Is there such a thing as a West Coast hip-hop artist? (pharcyde??)

Actually, Vic, what's your take, what's the difference between rap and hip-hop.

True West Coast MC= Ice Cube
East Coast= Nas

The difference between rap and hip-hop is rap is more gutter more freestyle less refined, an MC and a beat.  Hip-hop is more extravagantly produced, more refined multiple beats, samples, effects, etc., anyone can do hip-hop i.e. Missy Elliot, Jlo if you throw a rapper on the hook.
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« Reply #64 on: February 25, 2005, 06:12:04 PM »
Quick Question:

Does anyone know what happened to Jin the MC? 

He seemed like he was going to blow up after the whole Freestyle Fridays conquest.  I'm not Chinese myself but I had just returned from living in Taiwan at that time and I was becoming a fan of his.  Not much of a peep from him since then.  I was in Hong Kong a few months ago and saw some signs on the street for his album but it seems to be getting no attention over here.

Any clues?

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« Reply #65 on: February 25, 2005, 06:21:19 PM »
He's signed to Virgin, dropped an album haven't heard any hype over it, but that doesn't mean it isn't any good. Just not being promoted well. It is called "The rest is History" http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0001FVESG/qid=1109373549/sr=2-1/ref=pd_ka_b_2_1/102-3150834-6112120
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Re: The Official Hiphop Thread
« Reply #66 on: February 25, 2005, 06:30:52 PM »
Is there such a thing as a West Coast hip-hop artist? (pharcyde??)

Actually, Vic, what's your take, what's the difference between rap and hip-hop.

True West Coast MC= Ice Cube
East Coast= Nas

The difference between rap and hip-hop is rap is more gutter more freestyle less refined, an MC and a beat.  Hip-hop is more extravagantly produced, more refined multiple beats, samples, effects, etc., anyone can do hip-hop i.e. Missy Elliot, Jlo if you throw a rapper on the hook.

Hmmmmm, I see Missy Elliot and JLo (w/ a rapper) as "Pop" not "Hip-Hop". But I appreciate the explanation.

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« Reply #67 on: February 25, 2005, 09:16:05 PM »
According to KRS-1, rap is something you do, hip-hip is something you live.  What he means is that Hip Hop isnt a type of music, it is an entire culture, which includes B-Boying, Graffiti, DJing and Rap music.

I would hesitate to classify anything as 'East Coast' or 'West Coast'.  It's more like Radio (Nelly and Ja Rule), Hardcore (Nas, Gangstarr), Underground/Backpack (Zion-I or Lyrics Born).  Rap artists can make music from any or all of the above genres (Jay-Z).  We're seeing this more and more as they will work with producers like Dr Dre, Diddy, the Neptunes and Primo on one album.
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« Reply #68 on: February 28, 2005, 03:43:10 PM »
hip hop is Nas, KRS-1, Common, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Outkast etc...

Rap is.. Ludacris, Mystical, Missy, Nelly etc..
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Re: The Official Hiphop Thread
« Reply #69 on: February 28, 2005, 04:29:43 PM »
hip hop is Nas, KRS-1, Common, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Outkast etc...

Rap is.. Ludacris, Mystical, Missy, Nelly etc..

See, this is exactly the way I look at it. Like hip-hop is actually saying something, but rap is straight entertainment. I was just wondering if people had this "perpetual" view of it as well.