well you ain't dealing with one of dem man hereMy aversion to hip hop does in part stem from what it means, as a culture, up here. Just the people I knew who were hip hop heads. Not keen.
Scrawny white boys from middle class backgrounds thinking they are cool and throwing hand signals.
I just had another listen.Here since accepts that he can't listen to rap unless Dean Blunt's done something with it i decided i'm gonna dedicate this hear thread to exposing him to different tracks and see how he responds.
Cat i feel like there has to be something that you can like or appreciate in rap even if it's by an artist i don't like
but lets start this off with a classic
I sort of like how this one doesn't really progress from a walking/intro pace. Like it starts, you think it's gonna go somewhere, but it just stays where it is. It confounds expectations a little.and for the second track here's something that dropped today
there Catalog, these are your first two to try
This is definitely a big thing with rap, and it feeds into one's enjoyment. After a while you get all the coded language, in-joke and references. Conversely when you take your eye off the ball, it speeds away from you, and the next time you listen, you're playing catch up again. I'm like that with new rap at the moment.One issue I have with hip hop generally is that it's such a vast landscape, I lack a lot of context. I don't know who goodie mob are, their lineage, who they are talking about and to. I lack a few reference points.
I've no idea who drakeo the ruler is, where he's from etc.
Partly as well its the American thing. I just have a preference for English music. I think partly cos the voice is more immediately recognisable/understandable.
Apart from like golden era hip hop.