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Re: (TV) rap
Rap is the poetry. Hip-hop is the culture.
Let's get it straight folks.
Jeff Strell wrote:
> I'm with you, Michael. Like it or not, rap has established itself as a big
> part of modern pop music -- big enough to spawn lots of subcatagories, and to
> make lots of different types of people happy. Dismissing rap as a whole
> because you don't like gangsta rap is kind of like dismissing guitar-based pop
> because you don't like death metal. Not that it's impossible to just plain
> dislike rap. My dad just plain dislikes rock. I have a kneejerk dislike of
> opera. But I find that I'm a lot more open now to types of music I used to
> "hate" -- country, rap, popular vocals, etc.
> I think that the world was probably a little bit better off when the general
> public was more inclusive in their tastes. When I grew up, it would not be
> unusual to hear the top 40 station segue from the Troggs to Aretha Franklin to
> the Mamas and Papas to Frank Sinatra to Johnny Cash. That openness to
> different cultures is something I really miss. So all you rap haters, just
> give it one more chance for ol' uncle Jeff, 'kay?
> About Lou's voice, well, some people's voices just change when they get older.
> I agree that recent Lou records have been hit or miss. But "Set The Twilight
> Reeling," for me, was a "hit."
> - Jeff Strell
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