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Old 03-30-2010, 02:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was wondering if there's such a thing as spoken word rap. What I'm looking for is spoken word with a sense of rap, not pure poetry or pure rap. Something like "Sage Francis - Waterline" or "Saul Williams - Talk to Strangers". Any artist/song suggestions would be appreciated...
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Old 03-31-2010, 03:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes. Although it's all done acapella (no beat/music) as far as I know. And all the artists I know are british so you probably won't like any of them but feel free to give these people a try anyway;


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by the way, I do know of one guy you might enjoy(american) and he some times uses beats;

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Old 03-31-2010, 07:57 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I was going to suggest Saul, but then I read the entire post.
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Old 03-31-2010, 08:34 AM   #4 (permalink)
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You might want to check out The Last Poets. They predate Hip-Hop by a few years, but I would bet probably had a lot of influence on it. I would recommend checking out their song "When The Revolution Comes." I would post a youtube link but I haven't reached my 15 posts yet.
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Old 04-01-2010, 08:56 AM   #5 (permalink)
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James Brown 'rapped' but they called it vamping...Chuck Brown rapped but they called i 'go-go'...Last Poets as mentioned and Watts Prophets...plus a whole slew of (to me) watered down trip hop / spoken word circa the 'poetry slam' era of late 1990's...
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I was going to suggest Saul, but then I read the entire post.
Likewise.
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Old 04-19-2010, 10:33 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Two Ton Sloth has something sort of along those lines. Not really acapella, but the flow is sort of spoken word.
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Old 10-15-2010, 07:27 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Take a look at "Musalman - Boucher's hook, look, see" on youtube
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Old 10-15-2010, 10:21 AM   #10 (permalink)
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