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    It's a shame because I found that moscow thread very energising like we were getting back to business
    Back to business everyone.

    What colour is it?

    What smell?

    How does it move?

    What is it made out of?

    How does it relate to the dancehall that preceded it?

    How does it relate to rap from the past few years?
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    I was about to slate it cos he did that gravelly cookie monster voice but the way he ascends out of that into a glorious songbird voice is magnificent

    Sailing like a bird from sullen earth to sing hymns at heavens gate

    Glissando and staccato the two primary elements of autogoon rap and apparently dancehall

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    It's really him bouncing and gliding between these different registers that makes this track interesting, cos other than the spooky synth the beat is pretty generic and it's called 'murda dem' FFS

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    Is this how dancehall stars dress these days cos I am well down for it

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    So looking into this guy he seems to be a purveyor of 'GOTHIC DANCEHALL' (which sounds amazing)

    And from listening to a few tracks he always does the gravelly/songbird thing, like he's possessed with a demon from the early 90s.

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    god everybody wants to be a goth these days

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    Tommy Lee has managed to achieve something pretty special with his vocal signature. I'm pretty sure it relies on some effects maybe a really particular setting on autotune but still totally tied in symbiotically with some mad things hes doing with his vocal chords.

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    He epitomizes that need for a distinctive vocal signature in Dancehall, something that isn't as important in the same way in hip hop maybe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WebEschatology View Post
    god everybody wants to be a goth these days
    yeah, i'm not keen on that side of him. maybe it's more edgy in jamaica, but i find it completely trite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by muser View Post
    Tommy Lee has managed to achieve something pretty special with his vocal signature. I'm pretty sure it relies on some effects maybe a really particular setting on autotune but still totally tied in symbiotically with some mad things hes doing with his vocal chords.
    autotune's at it's most consistently potent when it's coupled with whiney, nasal vocal timbres. that's why the emergence of autotune in rap and dancehall has also resulted in the death of the rapper and dancehall artist as the masculine ideal. autotune's penchant for infantile vocal delivery has ushered in the impish age.
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    Some interesting vocal tics, too much autotune, but could be worse.

    Riddim is a flat as pancake though, incredibly dull.

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    Quote Originally Posted by droid View Post
    Some interesting vocal tics, too much autotune, but could be worse.

    Riddim is a flat as pancake though, incredibly dull.
    The rain on the parade

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    Quote Originally Posted by sadmanbarty View Post
    What colour is it?
    burgundy
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    What smell?
    garments stained with grapes. teeth white from milk and eyes dark from wine.
    "who is this coming from Edom, and why are your garments stained red?" "I have just returned from my vineyard, where I have trod down peoples"
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    How does it move?
    serpentine at times, lurkin raccoon at others. bellydancer. gal couple months pregnant.
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    What is it made out of?
    video narsty pratical fx, liquid oxygen and melted gummy candy
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    How does it relate to the dancehall that preceded it?
    not qualified
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    How does it relate to rap from the past few years?
    catalogs and makes full use of its jinnish lexica
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    It says bless the lads and it means bless the lads.
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    i don't know, probably some marxist cultural theory or something
    https://manifestacionesoterica.bandcamp.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by sadmanbarty View Post
    autotune's at it's most consistently potent when it's coupled with whiney, nasal vocal timbres. that's why the emergence of autotune in rap and dancehall has also resulted in the death of the rapper and dancehall artist as the masculine ideal. autotune's penchant for infantile vocal delivery has ushered in the impish age.
    The impish age began in the late 70s and has arguably always been a significant current in dancehall, hence the penchant for child stars.

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    revealing of a conversation between dancehall, american rap and uk club tunes. developments in dancehall influenced those in american rap, influencing those in uk club and now it's returned to ja and taken even further with MMM, SPAHHHTAAAHHH
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    It says bless the lads and it means bless the lads.
    Quote Originally Posted by sadmanbarty View Post
    i don't know, probably some marxist cultural theory or something
    https://manifestacionesoterica.bandcamp.com/

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