|05-22-2007, 10:05 PM||#41 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Between the minarettes, down the Casbah way.
Wow, that worked out alright!
I don't enjoy rap either, but it's still music.
I can bang a wooden spoon on a pot and it's music, my neighbors'll hate me, but it's still music.
Because I chose to play the fool in a six-piece band,
First-night nerves every one-night stand.
I should be glad to be so inclined.
What a waste! What a waste!
But I don't mind.
|05-23-2007, 08:38 PM||#42 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Jersey, born and bred.
Now does his own production and writes his own rhymes.
A live band that happens to have a rapper.
Many old-school acts have one member acting as emcee, the other acting as DJ. Examples:
Eric B. & Rakim (Eric B=DJ, Rakim=MC)
Gang Starr (DJ Premier=DJ, Guru=MC)
A Tribe Called Quest (Ali Shaheed Muhammed=DJ, Q-Tip and Phife Dawg=MCs)
Boogie Down Productions (Scott LaRock=DJ, KRS-One=MC)
I could go on, but the point is that the MCs wrote all their own rhymes and the DJs made all their own beats. There was very little to no sampling on their parts. DJ Premier is known for sampling, but the only thing he samples is himself.
Also, if you take a look at Wu-Tang member the RZA, who relies very much so on sampling old kung-fu flicks, you'll notice that he doesn't steal their music, he simply borrows sounds. He'll work a sword clash or the sound of a punch into his beats, and the outcome is something totally his own.
I'm babbling now, but I just wanted to drive my point home.
"Life is beautiful. Life is a struggle. Life is a beautiful struggle."