Thursday, February 09, 2006

Backround vocals in rap. Really an oxymoron. Its something that only happened due to recorded music. The thought of doubling your own vocals is really a sell-out mechanism.
Rap is outta control. That old EPMD song got me thinking, after hearing about a member of Busta Rhymes crew getting shot to death. What is it that now makes this music form seemingly a magnet for violence? I personally don't think its the music per se, but the present attitude of young people in the entertainment (mostly music) business. You would think, after a direct onslaught of everything from payola to police brutality, things wouldn't be so violent internally. Hip-Hop has a stomach virus.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

So I'm trying to decipher how to digest this rapper "beef". The Camron' joint, the new 50 joint, etc. The real question for me is, are these guys that good, or is the public too good to them? Just note: not a lot of research being done by fans nowadays.