I am very much Into rap ( I hate the word hip hop )boody said:sorry, it sounds like your not too much into hiphop. the rap ain't that good and the concept is a bit outdated. If you like commercial hiphop, try to figure out how the neptunes or other chartbrakers make their new stuff.
Ofcourse; if your client is happy with it; don't change a thing 8) Just don't use it for your own demo :?
there are a lot of opinoiions on what hip hop iscoolout said:this thread is really funny to me...
first of all...
a.) this isn't gangster rap. his lyrics amount to, "i'm a better rapper than you and nothing will stop me from proving it, so back down." so what he curses...gwen stefani is cursing in her songs now.
b.) rap and hiphop are very different things. rapping is a rhythmic, spoken, rhyming vocal. hiphop is basically folk art and cultural expression comprised of many forms including but not limited to: dancing...i.e. b-boyin' (aka brakedancing), visual art...i.e. aerosol art, taggin', burnin' (usually lumped together and called graffiti), instrumental music...i.e. djing, scratching, mixing, turntablism, making beats, etc., and vocal expression...i.e. rappin' and beat boxing. these forms are all interconnected, most times refer and inspire each other. the problem is that corporate interests have totally taken over rap (it being the form that is easiest to sell), and for the most part been very adept at confusing the public on what hiphop is really all about. i think it's sign of how huge hiphop really is when you have so many people talking about it that don't really understand what it is. i could talk about this all day but i'll move on.
so here's my critique.
my first impression is that even if you quantize the drums (which they need badly) and make sure his flow is tight (which is hard to do if the drums are sloppy) the whole thing is still average at best.
and that could be a good thing if that was what you were aiming for...run-of-mill, pop-thug rap. the mc's voice is decent and i like the fact that he put a line about KRS in there, but i have a fundamental beef with artists, producers, and musicians that are not pushing themselves to create ART. why even try to shoot for pop-thug rap? just to prove that you can do it? to hustle a client out of little cash? are you trying to decide whether or not to work with this "artist"? who is the target audience really? and what do you want to say to them? why do they need to hear it from you? how is this music going to stand out from the rest?