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Re: (TV) rap-beat of the street/beat of the heart..it's B-E-A-T....../ Nostalgia ain't what it used to be.....pining for the 70's.

How about Richard Hell getting of his meager laurels and really creating?

ray wrote:

> Well said Michael !
> This debate has inadvertently opened a REAL can of worms....I've been very
> surprised (even shocked) by some of the comments I've read over the last
> couple of days.It will certainly make me look on the future posts of some
> people on the list in a new light!....I'm very glad that i resisted the urge
> (mostly)to reply to some of the more rabid postings...no easy feat....anyway
> here's a final thought in an attempt to lighten proceedings somewhat...Puff
> Daddy covering
> "Yonki Time"   :)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: MICHAEL CARLUCCI <subterraneannyc@mindspring.com>
> To: tv@obbard.com <tv@obbard.com>; tv@obbard.com <tv@obbard.com>
> Date: 09 January 2000 21:42
> Subject: Re: (TV) rap
> >    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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