What does music / Hip Hop mean to you ?

Started by larn, Dec 7, 2015, in Music Add to Reading List

  1. larn
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    larn I heard you're good with them soft lips

    Dec 7, 2015
    The most obvious answer would be that it's a straight sonic thing. This is the first requirement a genre has to fullfill in order to be able to connect with your ears, that's why we got so many musical tastes. But let's go further than that.

    - What did music/Hip Hop mean to you growing up ?
    - Why could you relate to it and has it helped you overcome obstacles in your life ?
    If so, point to particular songs. It doesn't necessarily have to be music from the past.

    Coming from a lower-class household, I remember diffuclties around my house and my environment that pissed me off like crazy. I remember listening to Sing for the moment - I was blown away by it. The passion, hope and power that could be conveyed in a song was astonishing to me.

    Do we tend to overestimate the power of music ?
     
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  2. Ordinary Joel
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    I can't think of an answer without it sounding corny.

    It's enthralling, exhilarating, inspirational, resonating... hip-hop just touches me in every way possible.

    :hovcry:
     
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  3. Cyreides
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    Cyreides gfy

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    I'm not sure about hip hop specifically, but music in general is just the greatest thing in the world to me.

    Nothing gives me chills like it, nothing else really picks me up when I'm down. Nothing else really hits me the same between the beauty of it all, the energy, the raw emotions. I love it, and I'm pretty sure without it I'd be lost in the world.
    As individuals? No.

    As far as the entire world is concerned, I don't think it really has much of an impact.
     
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    larn I heard you're good with them soft lips

    Dec 8, 2015
    @Ordinary Joel Sometiems you just gotta be corny, man haha.
    Agreed. Been a Hip Hop fan since I was about 9 years old.
    Which songs come to your mind ?

    @Cyreides I feel the same way. Music has often at least eased the pain for me. I often felt like the people around me were more 'casual' listeners. What kinda music do you cater to ?
     
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    Gosh... too many songs to list. :khaled: :sad2:

    Liked hip-hop since I was 10. Been in love with it since I was 17.
    That's exactly how I feel. :sad2:
     
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    Dec 8, 2015
    Been surrounded by it my entire life, it helps being that I was raised in South Bronx where the culture was born. The music itself sometimes is a reflection of some of our lives whether it's the one that embraces Nihilism or raising awareness. All I know is the hip-hop culture is a lot of fun and was the soundtrack to a lot of wonderful memories.
     
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    Ricky HIP-HOP CEO ™

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    HIp-Hop is life.
     
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    gorealsteady heal & create

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    More than politics ever will
     
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    Cyreides gfy

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    Whoops, forgot to reply to this.

    Anyway, electronic music generally, but I also dig some rock and some grunge and metal too. I like really raw, dark, in your face and emotionally charged music.
     
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  10. larn
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    larn I heard you're good with them soft lips

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    @Rick James @Ordinary Joel @Fire Squad @be2sane Who's your top 5 ? If you have one.

    @Cyreides Never been so much into electronic music but there are some timeless bands in my opinion. Nothing else matters from Metallica is a masterpiece

    @Ordinary Joel It's kind of annoying, isn't it ? I'm always keen to talking melodies or verses around my friends but most of' em aren't into this stuff that much:laugh2:
    I'm also bilingual but I cater to american Hip Hop, it's just what I grew up on
     
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  11. Ricky
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    Ricky HIP-HOP CEO ™

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    It's really hard question to answer...

    Rakim, Eminem, KRS-One, Rev Run, Tech N9ne (yes, I've said it)
     
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    larn I heard you're good with them soft lips

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    Daaaamn, I didn't expect the gods. I didn't grow up on KRS one but these are the guys who changed the game. People started rhyming differently after them, there would be no Em without Rakim or KRS one. Big Daddy Kane too, his clarity while rapping was amazing.

    My list varies but it's usually sth like this

    1.Em
    2. Pac
    3. Royce
    4. Nas
    5. Andre 3000 / Jay

    Honorable Mentions : T.I., Jay-Z, and many more
    And I know it's way too early but I'm really into Cole and Kendrick

    Is that a thing to hate Tech on this site ?

    I changed my mind, Young Thug is the greatest rapper of all time since he has a section here.
     
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    I'm a Hip-Hop head to the fullest, I'll f---s with the old school to the day I die. Rev Run & Rakim definitely changed the rap game, early Run-DMC's records were game-changing as well Rakim's.
    T.I. is great, Jigga is definitely top10-top20 ever...
    And yeah, people here say that Young Thug is better than Tech N9ne, which is bs, cause Tech is incredible artist.

    Your top5 list is great :whew:
     
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    larn I heard you're good with them soft lips

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    Couldn't agree more when it comes to Run DMC and Rakim.
    I was crazy into Jay-Z as a kid but it started fading away after getting in to Nas & Em whom I consider to be way superior.
    Tech is a natural beast but there are a lotta 16 year old fuckboys here, I could even name drop

    Likewise my brother:daps:
     
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    Ricky HIP-HOP CEO ™

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    That whole beef between Jigga and Nas is classic ish, but no matter of what I love Nas & Hov, they're great. What would be Hip-Hop without Illmatic or Reasonable Doubt... Eminem is unique, white dude who changed rap game and he's still lyrically insane.
    Tecca Nina is a monster, I want more and more of his music :feedme:

    It's good to have people like you here :wiggins:
     
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    Yeah, I usually don't see too many people that are into it, especially not the more abrasive kind that I in particular like. In fact, out of the people in my town that I know, literally none of them likes electronic music.

    And Metallica's pretty chill, always loved them. Although I'm probably in the minority here, I've always liked their Death Magnetic album best. f--- Saint Anger/LuLu tho...
     
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    larn I heard you're good with them soft lips

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    I approve of this message:mynig2: Black album is my fav though. Em's music got me through some s---. At least what's I believe.
    What did you think of special effects ? Btw, I thought it was always remarkable the way he has build his independent empire.
     
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    larn I heard you're good with them soft lips

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    Haha, I realized this, not sure why so many people hate St.Anger. I thought itwas aight.
     
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    I would be so empty without music/hip-hop. I can't imagine living a life without it
     
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