yep and not just Atlanta either, Texas and the Bay Area been doing that kind of thing since early 90sthis is one thing i was trying to say to barty that those kinds of spastic, lurching, disjointed, anti-flow flows, have been around for a lot longer than mumble rap although its certainly true that those kinds of distruptions are now ubiquitous in a way they never have been before
exactly and that plus everything i brought up before hand is something that extends across the whole albumIn Cell Therapy - feels to me like those voices (Southern voices do this more than any other) stretch out like elastic over the spareness of the beat, like there's a point/counterpoint thing going on.
well this is all for your benefit and engagement but so far it's been alrightno this is all good, from everyone. i don't know this really. i'm sure it's all been gone through before in various threads, but we might as well do it again, we do everything good about 10 times
It's seems very contemporary for that moment - black conspiracy theories. The Invisibles was big, X-Files and so on. the news about the Tuskegee experiment breaking (can't remember when that was but around then?). What's changed is they way they're used and employed - I've taken on a more oppositional stance to them as they seem to me to become more and more a tool of the right rather than a more righteous paranoia.Interesting to listen to that track and think it through, it puts you back in that moment.I still really like Cell Therapy but it's definitely part of of the first wave of conspiracy theory rap that's kinda hard to take seriously now with Q-anon/anti vaxers and all that (if i remember right Busta Rhymes gave these guys Behold a pale horse and things went from there). It's spooky and skeletal as i said before in a way that suggests the backwoods and the sins of the south on black people rather than pyramids knights templars and whatever.(and the fact that the track is so defiantly southern, bluesy spare but still kinda funky rather than trying to sound like NY or LA plays a part in that )
hold on, hold on this isn't no conversion therapy i haven't tied the man down and started shoving 12" into his frontal lobe