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Re: (TV) rap

Listen  to KRS1. A true prophet!


>     Maybe because most of those who don't really listen to rap or
> contemporary R&B, hip-hop and the like hate "Rap" and seem to lump
> all the catagories together. There are big differences in all genre's.
> It's like saying that Smokey Robinson and James Brown both played soul
> music or that Funkadelic and The Temptations were R&B. I've always felt
> that H A T E is a very strong word. How can you hate something or someone
> that
> you do not understand? I may not like what Lou Reed does these days but I
> certainly do not hate him. I have no reason to. I'll give him credit for
> staying alive, getting great guitar sounds, and even still being active.
> Now all he has to do is remember how to sing again like he use to when
> he was in the Velvets. He seems to have for gotten that. Ever since Walk On
> The
> Wild Side he's been talking his way thru his LP's. I'm getting off track
> here.
> I just wish that before people would dismiss Rap that they'd at least know
> it first. Like with classical music. I can't comment either way on classical
> or Jazz really for that matter because I really don't know either genre well
> enough. Neither one interests me enough, but I would never say that they're
> not
> any good or that it's garbage. Have all the neigh-sayers really listened to
> rap music or have they just heard the raps and turned it off saying, Oh I
> hate
> rap music. I'm really curious about this. To lump Lauryn Hill in with Public
> Enemy is ludicrous, they're at different ends of the spectrum. Give me
> Lauryn
> any day over Whitney Houston and her "Aye ye aye ye yah" screechings any
> day.
> At least Lauryn's keeping it at the street level which is what I've always
> preferred in my musical taste. That's how TV, Voidoids, and Patti made an
> impression on me. Street level rock with a thinkman's approach. Not an easy
> thing to do without complicating matters. Sorry for all this babbling. H A T
> E
> words often do this to me. Thanks for the forum. M T C
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> >From: "Emilie Hsu" <EHSU@debevoise.com>
> >To: <tv@obbard.com>
> >Subject: RE: (TV) rap
> >Date: Sun, Jan 9, 2000, 4:04 PM
> >
> >How about stuff like French rap, like MC Solaar, I hate rap in general (and
> >by the way, can't stand Lauryn Hill), but MC Solaar used to craft nice
> >French rap...
> >
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