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Old 12-17-2009, 09:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Why do Critics give rap albums good reviews?

What can possibly be good about the typical rap album. 18 songs per album(Too much, should be 10-12 tracks) 4-5 filler tracks (skits) and your typical rap lyrics about Clubs,guns,drugs,woman,cars,ghetto's..blah..blah.. blah and add on some commerical beats for airplay. Even the better rappers out there like Lupe Fiasco,K'naan can't produce a anything classic. The only classic rap album I have ever liked was from a group called Camp Lo called "Uptown Saturday Night" in 1996 The beats were enjoyable and there lyrics and slang was very creative, to this day I have trouble understanding what exactly there rapping about in some of there songs.

It's beyond me how some critics can say that Lil Wayne's "Carter 3" is better then the Fleet Foxes album. According to Metacritic Reakwon's new album is in the top 5 and in fact is prop ****.

I feel critics are almost forcing themselves to give good reviews to rap albums just so they just don't upset that audience.
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Why do Critics give rap albums good reviews?
Because in their opinion those albums are good albums. Why do you care?
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Why don't people post threads about rap music in the rap forum?
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Why don't people post threads about rap music in the rap forum?
Good point. Consider it done.
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Probably because they themselves have been dumbed down and now enjoy that kind of music.

Also because a lot of record companies have shares with certain magazines and news corporations so they have more of a hand in what reviews their artists get than people would like to think.
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I agree that 18-20 songs is too much, and more often than not the interludes and skits really are not needed in a rap album
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It's beyond me how lil wayne has fans in general.
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What can possibly be good about the typical rap album. 18 songs per album(Too much, should be 10-12 tracks) 4-5 filler tracks (skits) and your typical rap lyrics about Clubs,guns,drugs,woman,cars,ghetto's..blah..blah.. blah and add on some commerical beats for airplay. Even the better rappers out there like Lupe Fiasco,K'naan can't produce a anything classic. The only classic rap album I have ever liked was from a group called Camp Lo called "Uptown Saturday Night" in 1996 The beats were enjoyable and there lyrics and slang was very creative, to this day I have trouble understanding what exactly there rapping about in some of there songs.

It's beyond me how some critics can say that Lil Wayne's "Carter 3" is better then the Fleet Foxes album. According to Metacritic Reakwon's new album is in the top 5 and in fact is prop ****.

I feel critics are almost forcing themselves to give good reviews to rap albums just so they just don't upset that audience.
I disagree with a lot of what you said.
There will always be possible and negative critics for every genre and every album.

Also, you really don't think there are ANY classic Hip-Hop albums?
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Probably because they themselves have been dumbed down and now enjoy that kind of music.
Or maybe because it's just good music?
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Old 12-18-2009, 10:53 PM   #10 (permalink)
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There's something seriously wrong with you if the only rap album you consider a classic you don't even understand. Critics give rap album good reviews because the music is good. Just like everything else.
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