I'm gonna start rappin' when the horn blows.

Sunday, June 17, 2007
Over the last few years, I've started to like rap.

This has been very hard for me to admit. For the longest time, I was the typical person who liked "everything but rap and country".

I'm not sure exactly how it started. It may have been hearing some rap songs that were popular when I was in school. I didn't like them then, but now they seem kind of catchy. A great example of this is California Love by Dr. Dre. It was annoying at the time, but now I think it's a fun song with some semi-witty lyrics.

It's slowly evolved into a large handful of songs I like. I tend to like the songs that aren't about slapping bitches and pimping hoes, and such songs seem to be few and far between, especially these days. Child of the Night by Ludacris fits the bill quite nicely.

Of course, I do have a slight soft spot for N.W.A. and the post-breakup solo artists, even if they have such lines as "Guess who's back in the muthafuckin' house; with a fat dick for yo muthafuckin' mouth". The G-funk sound fascinates me for some odd reason.

Tonight I went to a concert by my favorite rap group, Ugly Duckling. I'd place them halfway between the Beastie Boys and Pharcyde. Almost all of their songs are fun and bouncy anthems that you could play to your bishop/pastor/grandparents and not be embarassed. Their rhymes are witty and clever, and quite funny to boot. I mean, how many rap songs do you hear with the line "It's kind of like the food a pregnant woman gives her fetus."?

I've always wanted to play with a set of turntables, but they're quite pricey and I'm not really sure how to work them. I've been curious to see if I could mix classical beats together. If anything, it'd turn out really bizarre, just like most stuff I tend to produce. One of these days...


sarahbellum said...

rap? does the streets or handsome boy modeling school count?