Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Stupid effects used in hip hop songs/Effects used in songs that killed hip hop

I'm not dissing any artist by doing this list. This is totally unbiased, or i'll go out insulting all of them.

Before we start: Ok, for you 10-13 year old kids, you've probably heard some songs before 2005 (Lose Yourself, In Da Club) well, i'm not going to talk about that. That's not it. It's nothing about the rich moron hype, money, or 'bitches' that most of them mention in their songs ('bitches' that they get, for that matter). This is all the 'effects'(ehem T-pain) out there that probably killed hip hop or is just stupid. Here's the list.

6. Lame 'East Coast' Props
Yes, props, you heard me right kids. Biggie, Mobb Deep, sometimes Nas and Big L used this in their songs. Instead of helping on their songs, it rather seems annoying to me, because it seems like they're running out of rhymes. Here's the lyrics from one of Biggie's songs.

Born sinner, the opposite of a winner
Remember when I used to eat sardines for dinner
Peace to Ron G, Brucey B, Kid Capri
Funkmaster Flex, Lovebug Starsky
I'm blowin' up like you thought I would
Call the crib, same number same hood
It's all good

or ...

It was all a dream
I used to read Word Up magazine
Salt'n'Pepa and Heavy D up in the limousine
Hangin' pictures on my wall
Every Saturday Rap Attack, Mr. Magic, Marley Marl

That really sucked. No matter how good people think Juicy or Shook Ones is, it may go down for most people because of the props, too much props. Thank Tupac for dissing them (i'm not a fan of Tupac).

5. Autotune/Singing-Rapping
In 2007, the year after the year Nas released Hip Hop Is Dead, which sparked controversy among Southern rappers (or Atlanta), T-pain was all around artists making singles. But forget T-Pain, if he can't use the autotune, then he can't rap either. Autotune makes you think that the rap doesn't really matter, and that's probably one of the reasons hip hop was dying. The quality of the rap in the song decreased dramatically after 2007, and all sucked after that. 2006 was still a good year, believe me (listen to What You Know).

Also include Singing-Rapping. Akon, Soulja Boy, Snoop Dogg and Lil' Wayne all used it because they can't brainstorm over a good rap flow and instead used 'singing' as an appeal to mainstream and make you forget about how bad the lyrics were.

4. Recycled Rhymes
Remember the time Tupac released the song ''Dear Mama","Hit Em' Up", "Changes", and some other songs? Well, those three songs I mentioned all have these words: penetentiary, police, streets, G's. I'm annoyed by these too. Using a rhyme twice is good, but Tupac just overdid it. Consider him overrated if you want to. Even 50 Cents has more rhymes than him. Dr. Dre, back then, also has repeated his rhymes, but barely anyone notices it.

3. Repeated Lines
This is one that annoys me the most, which is probably I don't listen to my classmates' favorite songs anymore, or if I ever did. It's really, really, really strupid unless you're some sort of Soulja Boy fan who voted Crank Dat in TheTopTens' best rap songs of all time which, painfully, after a million lazy fans voted, eventually ended up in the top 3.

2. Intro's In Album's
Really, what's the point of having an introduction song in an album? I mean we know what you are going to rap about. It sounds annoying to hear a car screeched at the beginning of the album only to realize that's the only one there. Don't do that in your albums please.

1. Dancing (La La La)
I don't know about you, but I'd rather see some good rapper trip in a music video and be stupid enough to put it in as official, rather than see someone dance in a video and the lyrics be crap. That's Pathetic. Get back to dancing, Soulja Boy.

Jay-Z - Death Of Autotune

Jay-Z's new song 'Death Of Autotune' from his album The Blueprint 3.

Best I Ever Had - Drake

Drake's new single Best I Ever Had

Longview - Green Day

Longview - Green Day music video

It Ain't Hard To Tell - Nas

It Ain't Hard To Tell - Nas music video