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    Quote Originally Posted by luka View Post
    The mask. Adele has a silly voice.
    The silly voice is a caricature of a particular zone of affect.
    There's been a real flowering of silly british singing voices over the last decade - from the Adeles to the Kate Nashses (that's a dated reference but you know what I mean)

    I'd assume Amy Winehouse was the rosetta stone for that sort of singing

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    I think this is a real shortcoming of road rappers - no characterful voices, loads of those sort of bored sounding voices about, somebody like LD sticks out a mile

    I mean maybe it's not a shortcoming maybe its a stylistic feature

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    Ive come around to the latter position albeit barty had to bully me into it

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    Quote Originally Posted by luka View Post
    Ive come around to the latter position albeit barty had to bully me into it
    He indie judo'd you

    Sometimes I find it confusing myself - 'is this amateurish rapping just filling up space or is it defining it?'

    It's easy to covet shit rapping because sometimes its much more charming and lively than sleek professionalism

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    the anonymity and homoegeneity of balaclavas

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    Corporate identity. Hive mind.

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    Quite a lot of it is objectively good rapping but it's a different way of doing things and the ear takes a while to adjust.

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    Visually its astonishing because its a glimpse of art in a totalitarian surveillance state. The artist as terrorist.

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    Probably my favourite UK drill song, I love it, but here's an example



    1.45 into this ASAP's verse - the bit that always strikes me as really shoddy is the 'more time I be in the trap with chris brown and rita ora...' bit

    And really its one of the most memorable lines because of how shoddily its delivered

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    This is about the horizontal again isnt it. This is what is different about it. These horizontal insertions unmodulated and uninflected. It seems boorish and clumsy until the ear adjusts

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    Theres no peaks and troughs. Its not sing song. The line length is variable but the velocity tends to be stable.

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    The bored sounding bit yeah

    But some of these guys can't even do a horizontal line without a pile up happening

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    But because the whole scene is (from an outsider's perspective) charged with this quote unquote realness it helps to have some rappers who sound like they're not professionals...

    All this is well worn from me I'm aware, I need to stop even trying to opine on a scene I barely have any interest in lol

    I do admire the way British rappers have learned to use their Britishness I'll say, we're a long way from the days when a British rapper would even think of putting on a Yankee accent

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corpsey View Post
    The bored sounding bit yeah

    But some of these guys can't even do a horizontal line without a pile up happening
    I think tension and dynamics are built in in other, more unfamiliar ways

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