Nov 6, 2009

Tap Dancing with a twist


Upon reading dieAntagonista's comment:

I suggest, Death of Autotune by Jay-Z, that should calm you down a little. Though I guess you won't be able to listen to that since it's a *rapper* who criticises other rappers so I really got nothing for you.


I didn't really give a shit about her suggestion, but I gave myself a challenge. To find something related to rap that is worth showing and doesn't include big asses.

And I did.

11 comments:

  1. Ok I give you credit, you're not a completely close minded and arrogant asshole. You're a completely close minded and arrogant asshole who has access to Youtube. Just kidding, nice find.

    Here's a humble question though, if you don't bother with mainstream pop, rock, electronica etc. then what makes you think that mainstream rap has anything worthwhile to offer.
    The art of spoken word involves, obviously, words. If you enjoy poetry, stories or even a simple message, then rap has a lot to offer. There are rappers who make their own music, and there are ones who don't, who just enjoy writing and spreading their messages. Just because it's something that's different from how it used to be, it's not automatically bad or not deserving of being called music.
    I could post various Youtube links to "underground rappers", that's what they call them when they don't make enough money to appear on MTV, who have given impressive speeches concerning politics, religion, society and love. Except there is something I don't like about posting such any more, and of course, what would you be without one of your crutches you call rap. Because that's all this is, it's a crutch that makes it easier for you to sort people out and laugh at them for doing something that people 200 years ago may not have done. All you have seen is a fraction, the surface, which you use to judge the rest, it's like a dirty filter really so you don't have to use your brain all over again every time you hear another artist.

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  2. Dude, I am aware not all rap sucks and that much like popular rock music, the majority of the stuff that's widely marketed is the stuff that while may sound nice is far from the best or even being good.

    Regardless of how good lyrics are, I don't like rap's "style", in terms of music I find very little to enjoy it does not fulfill me, and in terms of lyrics some are good, some are disastrous. But what really ticks me off is the fashion it brings, the attitude a lot of these assholes give, like an aura that stinks. I look at 'reggaeton artists' and I wish they would die the moment they do their cocky routine and hand gestures. See what I'm getting at? The shit they call music is secondary when compared to the way act in my eyes.

    I didn't criticize that guy for wearing pink, but for wearing it while trying to look like he's better than you and about to kill you if you diss his idiotic clothing.

    And when I talk about the rap I hate, I don't generalize it all, I just talk about the most popular type, the most vile and disturbing one that does nothing but give lowlives another reason to 'dance'. I don't mention underground rap because a) I don't know of it and (hence) b) It doesn't piss me off.

    I didn't give the song you suggested a chance because I KNOW that it's unlike the stuff I was talking about. But I did not disagree on the fact that not everything rap-related is garbage, hence this video.

    word 2 yo mudda
    peace

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  3. I don't even know who the guy in pink is, he looks pretty harmless to be honest and not because of the pink. Well I don't know, you say one thing but for the most part it comes off as something different. If what you said is true then my filter suggestion about you is wrong, I just don't see how you could hate people so much for acting like fools. Your reggaeton conflict in particular, sounds more like an obsession to me.
    Anyway if the music is really secondary, you would be making fun of any and all people who act like fools because there are enough groups to choose from. The thing is you don't do that, you're focusing on only one group. If you summarise all your interests and the music you prefer over rap, there are many like you out there who do exactly the same. One can almost predict that this is how you feel about these fools based on said things.

    Whatever dawg, I know you feel like it's your duty to let the world know just how bad the reggaeton scene in Puerto Rico is or something.
    You also have an undeniable problem with colour. To me it's definitely a step in the right direction, if a man can wear pink without getting called fag by his peers.

    One love.

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  4. Reggaeton isn't a color-oriented gender as rap in the US is though.

    Reggaeton is RULED by whities, so I can't play the racist card on that one.

    It's not so much an obsession as it is that it's what goes on around here, what surrounds me, so it's the topic I know, contrary to hip hop or North American rap, which I only catch bits and pieces of it.

    Sure I could go on about guidos, chavs and collar-popping douchebags, but we don't have those here as much as other places so, again, I focus on what I *do* know.

    I can't bitch about the streets of Korea because I've no fuckin' idea about what goes on there, but I can laugh at typical shootings in which 9 out of 10 dead cunts belong to the young drug-dealin' reggaeton-fanatic demographic. Catch my drift?

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  5. I forgot something, by "colour" I meant literally colourful objects. I wasn't talking about skin colour. If I thought you had a problem with anyone's skin colour I wouldn't be reading your bloody blog. Colour is fucking important. Especially red and turquoise, but not at the same time.

    Goethe loves you.

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  6. I liked it. I noticed that at some points in the video they were tapping faster than the camera could follow. It may be a cheap camera, but that's impressive.
    If I'm reading what Dreth said correctly, though I don't know where this debate started, he's partly saying the reason he doesn't suffer rap fools is because he generally doesn't like the music. When we identify w/ people we forgive them their little foibles (and some not so little), mostly because we think we understand what's behind the obvious. It may not be true (usually isn't prolly), but we want it to be. I'm not sure there's muc you can do about it, even if you know you're doing it.

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  7. Mere pai, por más que no te guste el rap (que yo amo, soy boricua, odio el reggaeton, amo el rap, no se si me entiendes) apuesto lo que sea a que te sabes aunque sea una canción de Vico C. Si hasta las bandas de "hardcore" del patio hacen covers de "Viernes 13" y esas canciones.

    Todos los puertorriqueños tienen un poquito de "underground" en sus corazones.

    Y por último, si escribiera en español, que estoy seguro fue el idioma que te enseñaron en tu casa después de servirte un plato de arroz con habichuelas, de seguro te leyera más gente. Acuerdate que aunque lo escribas en ingles para los gringos sigues siendo un "puertorrican bastard".

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  8. Siempre he clasificado el reggaeton y el underground en dos categorias, y yo era bien fanatico del underground hasta y el rock a la misma vez. Comenze a inclinarme menos y menos al underground cuando poco a poco todo se convertia en la misma mierda, ni tiraera ni canciones de jodeera. Todos trataban de sonar como bonitillos romanticos sin talento y era la misma pista/beat para todo.

    Yo escribia en español pero era mas la respuesta de leyentes fuera de PR que los de aqui mismo. Gracias por la sugerencia pero por ahora voy a escribir en español de vez en cuando y no duplicar el mismo articulo en ambos lenguajes, me da mucho trabajo ya que siempre quiero hacer una traduccion casi perfecta y el estar pa'tras y pa'lante leyendo ventanas me marea (sin mencionar lo monoton que se vuelve luego del segundo parrafo).

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  9. Mere pai, por más que no te guste el rap (que yo amo, soy boricua, odio el reggaeton, amo el rap, no se si me entiendes) apuesto lo que sea a que te sabes aunque sea una canción de Vico C. Si hasta las bandas de "hardcore" del patio hacen covers de "Viernes 13" y esas canciones.

    Todos los puertorriqueños tienen un poquito de "underground" en sus corazones.

    Y por último, si escribiera en español, que estoy seguro fue el idioma que te enseñaron en tu casa después de servirte un plato de arroz con habichuelas, de seguro te leyera más gente. Acuerdate que aunque lo escribas en ingles para los gringos sigues siendo un "puertorrican bastard".

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