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Does anyone else feel like hip-hop has an incredible amount of

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Does anyone else feel like hip-hop has an incredible amount of unexplored potential as a genre? Rappers have the entire canon of poetry to work with, and yet fucking Enter the Wu-Tang Clan - with all its silly ninja shit - is often considered the GOAT hip-hop album. Not to mention all the misogyny, homophobia and materialism that pervades the genre. Gangsta rap is the bane of hip-hop.

Discuss.
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Try instrumental hip hop, turntablism, instrumental jazz hop, hip hop fusions, trip hop, electro and all the other subs outside of rap
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>>50659291
Youre a faggot for even repeating that Wu Tang bullshit.
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>>50659291
Just listen to abstract hip-hop OP
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>>50659291
You think like that because youre only limited to USA hip hop which sucks.

>tfw superior south american rap
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>>50659389
This.

Start listening to actual good hip hop.
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>>50659389
Can you recommend me hip-hop from there?
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Wu-Tang clan a shit
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>>50659410
>>50659389
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uj4xuYml2QI

Wow this is fucking garbage.

Also OP check out more abstract stuff like DOOM, Aceyalone, Blackalicious etc etc
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>>50659303
This. Pure magic.
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>>50659727
>ot for even repea

Lol @ the crap amateur production on that, you only think it's good because you can't understand the lyrics so there's a degree of seperation
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>>50659727
That's one of the worst songs on the album
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiXHvTlgpzg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmuSgvdOukU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvU7Js_hntI
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Try String Theory - s/t
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>>50659765
If you could understand the lyrics you'd think that's the best shit you've ever heard
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you might like Typical Cats, OP
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>>50659291
Yeah man honestly, I think that hip-hop is obviously a more compelling medium for rhyme and wordplay than merlot-sipping blank verse nonsense you'll find in the New Yorker and unread poetry journals.

With that said, the conflation of rap music with the larger "hip-hop culture" has made it difficult for more lyrically inclined artists to break, especially since almost the entire hip-hop market has a preconceived notion of what rap music ought to sound like.

With that said, just because someone has lofty goals to dip into the "poetic canon" as you say, doesn't mean they can. Would Whitman or Shakespeare have good flow? Probably not. What you're looking for is a rare combination of erudition, technical prowess, and artistic sensibility. A hard combination to come by, and the most acclaimed rappers usually only ever master one, or two of those areas.
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>>50659825
For example:
>Kanye
Great artist. OK technical rapper. But he doesn't read books.

>Aceyalone and Aesop Rock
Great artists. Try very hard to be intelligent, but they're technically not great rappers and lack variety in their delivery

>Eminem
One of the best technical rappers, artistically so-so, lyric content is adolescent and hasn't changed since the 90s. Yet he's the best selling rap artist of all time.
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>>50659861
I'd like to understand this sort of veneration for Kanye West on /mu/.
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>>50659825
Eventually hip-hop *will* get its Shakespeare and its Whitman, and it's not going to be Nas or Rakim or Kendrick. None of those rappers are well-read enough to produce something truly timeless.
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>>50659861
>Aceyalone
>not technically great

Niggas been biting Freestyle Fellowship flows.
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