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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #1625 on: September 09, 2016, 11:01:33 pm »
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The best type of earbuds are the cheap/free ones. It's not like I use them for anything besides bad rap and YouTube.
have you ever tried good rap? i usually don't listen to it but i've heard that it's pretty good
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #1626 on: September 09, 2016, 11:02:13 pm »
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The best type of earbuds are the cheap/free ones. It's not like I use them for anything besides bad rap and YouTube.
have you ever tried good rap? i usually don't listen to it but i've heard that it's pretty good
excuse me. i know that bad rap tends to get a bad rap, and it's fine if you would rather listen to that
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #1627 on: September 09, 2016, 11:06:50 pm »
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The best type of earbuds are the cheap/free ones. It's not like I use them for anything besides bad rap and YouTube.
have you ever tried good rap? i usually don't listen to it but i've heard that it's pretty good
I think 'good rap' might be an oxymoron
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #1628 on: September 10, 2016, 01:46:14 am »
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Of course there's good rap, just like there's good vibrato, good screaming, good falsetto, etc. Naturally, it takes a lot of practice before you're able to perform any extended vocal technique well, and rap is not an exception, so there's a lot of vocalists who suck at rap, but you can also find lots of vocalists who have practiced their raps enough to sound good.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #1629 on: September 10, 2016, 04:38:04 am »
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The best type of earbuds are the cheap/free ones. It's not like I use them for anything besides bad rap and YouTube.
have you ever tried good rap? i usually don't listen to it but i've heard that it's pretty good
I think 'good rap' might be an oxymoron
try the song 'Stan' by eminem

It's the only good rap song I've ever heard! At least the only good one with a name.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #1630 on: September 10, 2016, 06:28:05 am »
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Where does all the aversion to rap come from? I don't really like the Hip Hop culture either, but rap is so versatile and used in so many genres that I doubt you guys like no rap part at all.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #1631 on: September 10, 2016, 09:11:25 am »
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I think the reason is that the most in-your-face bad music that I and others have been involuntarily subjected to is either rap, techno, a mixture, or cheap pop. As a result I'm pre-disposed to disliking all those genres. I really cannot stand being forced to listen to music. One reason why I never go to certain places.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #1632 on: September 10, 2016, 10:50:59 am »
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rap, techno, a mixture, or cheap pop. As a result I'm pre-disposed to disliking all those genres.

Except the first one isn't a genre, it's a vocal technique.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #1633 on: September 10, 2016, 11:21:25 am »
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rap, techno, a mixture, or cheap pop. As a result I'm pre-disposed to disliking all those genres.

Except the first one isn't a genre, it's a vocal technique.

Rap is both a genre and a vocal technique. Not all songs with rap in them fall under the rap genre, and not every song in the rap genre consists entirely of rap.

Hip-hop is generally a preferred, umbrella term, but there are edge cases where songs are definitely rap songs, but are less clearly hip-hop songs.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #1634 on: September 10, 2016, 12:10:15 pm »
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whatevs. hip hop or rap. It's not like I am an expert.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #1635 on: September 10, 2016, 01:24:26 pm »
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Where does all the aversion to rap come from? I don't really like the Hip Hop culture either, but rap is so versatile and used in so many genres that I doubt you guys like no rap part at all.

Because it's fucking terrible.  Have you listened to anything in the past 20 years?  At least the fucking terrible shit they play in public places.  There is no sense of rhythm, or even of music.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #1636 on: September 10, 2016, 01:25:50 pm »
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #1637 on: September 10, 2016, 01:47:10 pm »
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It's basically Insane Clown Possee, just in different octaves.

Rap music is not by its nature bad, but the teeny pop shit they play today (oooh, we're so gangsta because we swear and talk about drugs!  Look at me!  Look at me!) is the lowest crap.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #1638 on: September 10, 2016, 02:09:08 pm »
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Rap is both a genre and a vocal technique. Not all songs with rap in them fall under the rap genre, and not every song in the rap genre consists entirely of rap.

Hip-hop is generally a preferred, umbrella term, but there are edge cases where songs are definitely rap songs, but are less clearly hip-hop songs.

Where exactly are you getting this from?

Because it's fucking terrible.  Have you listened to anything in the past 20 years?  At least the fucking terrible shit they play in public places.  There is no sense of rhythm, or even of music.

That is a characteristic of music that gets played in public places, not a characteristic of hip hop (and certainly not a characteristic of rap).
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« Reply #1639 on: September 10, 2016, 02:32:18 pm »
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I just bought The Talos Principle on Steam. On sale till monday, but even after only playing a bit over an hour, this game is amazing. If you can spare $10, it's worth it. A puzzle game with great atmospheric and philosophical elements. Highly recommend, especially for people on this forum.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #1640 on: September 10, 2016, 03:01:28 pm »
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I hate earbuds.  They're uncomfortable and icky.  Give me a good pair of over-the-ear headphones.

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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #1641 on: September 10, 2016, 03:17:07 pm »
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I just bought The Talos Principle on Steam. On sale till monday, but even after only playing a bit over an hour, this game is amazing. If you can spare $10, it's worth it. A puzzle game with great atmospheric and philosophical elements. Highly recommend, especially for people on this forum.

Holy cow, the game looks great. I want to get this. I don't play on my computer though. Is it on the PS4?
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #1642 on: September 10, 2016, 03:22:11 pm »
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I just bought The Talos Principle on Steam. On sale till monday, but even after only playing a bit over an hour, this game is amazing. If you can spare $10, it's worth it. A puzzle game with great atmospheric and philosophical elements. Highly recommend, especially for people on this forum.

Holy cow, the game looks great. I want to get this. I don't play on my computer though. Is it on the PS4?

A quick google says it is, but it's probably full price, which was around 45$. It was on sale which is why I bought it. I don't know if it's worth 45$, but I mean, I think it won't be a disappointment no matter the price. I was immersed from the first minute I was playing.

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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #1643 on: September 10, 2016, 03:28:02 pm »
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In my opinion you don't get better lyricists than in rap music.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #1644 on: September 10, 2016, 03:44:20 pm »
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I mean, what other genre of music gives you the freedom that you get in rap music to be this creative with your rhymes and lyrics? Granted, I think the message that a majority of rappers choose to put in their songs is not ideal, but still.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #1645 on: September 10, 2016, 03:57:55 pm »
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Rap is the best lyricism and flow of any music in our current generation. Anyone writing it off because of caricatures of what they think popular rappers sound like or what they think of people who listen to rap, is quite simply missing out on the best music of our time, at least in terms of lyrics and rhythmic production.

Also, lots of rap hate has subtle undertones of racism and classism in it. Really.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #1646 on: September 10, 2016, 04:17:57 pm »
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It's certainly possible there is good, less commercial stuff.  Generally the music of any genre that you hear played, well, anywhere in public is terrible. 
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #1647 on: September 10, 2016, 04:25:10 pm »
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Also, lots of rap hate has subtle undertones of racism and classism in it. Really.

Totally agree, bit we probably shouldn't get this thread locked talking about it. Maybe we can make a topic in rsp if people are interested.

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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #1648 on: September 10, 2016, 04:28:23 pm »
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Thanks for the link 2.7, that was really interesting. I'd encourage anyone who is somewhat educated to start a new thread about rap music.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #1649 on: September 10, 2016, 04:36:30 pm »
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Maybe we can make a topic in rsp if people are interested.

I'd encourage anyone who is somewhat educated to start a new thread about rap music.

Random Stuff: the one thread that cannot get derailed.
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