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Sales of Rap Albums Take Stunning Nosedive
Foxnews.com ^ | March 1, 2007 | Foxnews.com

Posted on 03/01/2007 5:11:49 AM PST by IDontLikeToPayTaxes

NEW YORK — Maybe it was the umpteenth coke-dealing anthem or soft-porn music video. Perhaps it was the preening antics that some call reminiscent of Stepin Fetchit.

The turning point is hard to pinpoint. But after 30 years of growing popularity, rap music is now struggling with an alarming sales decline and growing criticism from within about the culture's negative effect on society.

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To: Blackirish
Rapture by Blondie...1980?

Yeah, the birth of rap for white folks. Debbie harry and the band were seeing NYC kids beat-boxing and rapping in NYC while palying CBGB, etc. as well as kids doing similar stuff in the UK. They mainstreamed it. DAMN THEM!

51 posted on 03/01/2007 5:48:27 AM PST by Fierce Allegiance (RINO = Rudy Is Not Ours! Keep scrubbing, Rudy supporters, the blood won't come off.)
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To: taxed2death
Who will remember any of these (c)rap "artists" 20 years from now?

The standouts will be remembered . . . Public Enemy, A Tribe Called Quest . . . but like the British Invasion, the vast majority will be relegated to the dustbin of history. Rap is not unlike Disco, it just enjoyed a longer shelf life.

52 posted on 03/01/2007 5:48:54 AM PST by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: Fierce Allegiance

Yeah, and Blondie wasn't even blond.


53 posted on 03/01/2007 5:49:23 AM PST by Fresh Wind (Vaclav Klaus: "A whip of political correctness strangles their voice")
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To: Vaquero
I am assaulted by boom box cars

We had that for a long time also...until enough people got sick of it and got the police involved. Nothing like repeated stacks of tickets to get the point across.
54 posted on 03/01/2007 5:49:40 AM PST by P-40 (Al Qaeda was working in Iraq. They were just undocumented.)
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To: Lloyd227

I must say for some white jew Kids from N.Y. they kick ass!!! A friend at work loaned me "Paul's Boutique" 2 days ago and I've been listening to it in the car and on the computer here at work. Had to import it to my iTunes library (here at work)up to 507 songs so far! Wish I had "License to Ill".


55 posted on 03/01/2007 5:50:14 AM PST by Married with Children
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To: Aquinasfan
Good point! Actually, a DJ on WBCN in Boston covered this song in the early '80s, in a similar way to Run-DMC's cover of "Walk This Way."

Laquidara? Parenteau?

56 posted on 03/01/2007 5:50:24 AM PST by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: Lloyd227

The only thing the Beastie Boys did was to revive Aerosmith's career.


57 posted on 03/01/2007 5:51:25 AM PST by Yo-Yo (USAF, TAC, 12th AF, 366 TFW, 366 MG, 366 CRS, Mtn Home AFB, 1978-81)
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To: Lloyd227

...Or maybe that was Run-DMC?


58 posted on 03/01/2007 5:52:05 AM PST by Yo-Yo (USAF, TAC, 12th AF, 366 TFW, 366 MG, 366 CRS, Mtn Home AFB, 1978-81)
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To: Fierce Allegiance
Yeah, the birth of rap for white folks. Debbie harry and the band were seeing NYC kids beat-boxing and rapping in NYC while palying CBGB, etc. as well as kids doing similar stuff in the UK. They mainstreamed it. DAMN THEM!

The Clash's "Magnificent Seven" (on Sandinista!) was one of those things going on in the UK.

59 posted on 03/01/2007 5:53:28 AM PST by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: Fresh Wind

She was still kinda hot, though!


61 posted on 03/01/2007 5:54:27 AM PST by Fierce Allegiance (RINO = Rudy Is Not Ours! Keep scrubbing, Rudy supporters, the blood won't come off.)
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To: rabidralph

Yep, 1979. "Rapper's Delight" was the first Top 40 rap song.



i said a hip hop the hippie the hippie
to the hip hip hop, a you dont stop
the rock it to the bang bang boogie say up jumped the boogie
to the rhythm of the boogie, the beat

now what you hear is not a test--i'm rappin to the beat
and me, the groove, and my friends are gonna try to move your feet
see i am wonder mike and i like to say hello
to the black, to the white, the red, and the brown, the purple and yellow
but first i gotta bang bang the boogie to the boogie
say up jump the boogie to the bang bang boogie
let's rock, you dont stop
rock the riddle that will make your body rock
well so far youve heard my voice but i brought two friends along
and next on the mike is my man hank
come on, hank, sing that song

check it out, i'm the c-a-s-an-the-o-v-a
and the rest is f-l-y
ya see i go by the code of the doctor of the mix
and these reasons i'll tell ya why
ya see i'm six foot one and i'm tons of fun
and i dress to a t
ya see i got more clothes than muhammad ali and i dress so viciously
i got bodyguards, i got two big cars
that definitely aint the wack
i got a lincoln continental and a sunroof cadillac
so after school, i take a dip in the pool
which really is on the wall
i got a color tv so i can see
the knicks play basketball
hear me talkin bout checkbooks, credit cards
more money than a sucker could ever spend
but i wouldnt give a sucker or a bum from the rucker
not a dime til i made it again
ya go hotel motel whatcha gonna do today (say what)
ya say im gonna get a fly girl gonna get some spankin
drive off in a def oj
everybody go, hotel motel holiday inn
say if your girl starts actin up, then you take her friend
master gee, am I mellow
its on you so what you gonna do

well it's on n on n on on n on
the beat dont stop until the break of dawn
i said m-a-s, t-e-r, a g with a double e
i said i go by the unforgettable name
of the man they call the master gee
well, my name is known all over the world
by all the foxy ladies and the pretty girls
i'm goin down in history
as the baddest rapper there could ever be
now i'm feelin the highs and ya feelin the lows
the beat starts gettin into your toes
ya start poppin ya fingers and stompin your feet
and movin your body while youre sittin in your seat
and the damn ya start doin the freak
i said damn, right outta your seat
then ya throw your hands high in the air
ya rockin to the rhythm, shake your derriere
ya rockin to the beat without a care
with the sureshot m.c.s for the affair
now, im not as tall as the rest of the gang
but i rap to the beat just the same
i dot a little face and a pair of brown eyes
all im here to do ladies is hypnotize
singin on n n on n on n on
the beat dont stop until the break of dawn
singin on n n on n on on n on
like a hot buttered a pop da pop da pop dibbie dibbie
pop da pop pop ya dont dare stop
come alive yall gimme what ya got
i guess by now you can take a hunch
and find that i am the baby of the bunch
'but that's okay i still keep in stride
cause all i'm here to do is just wiggle your behind
singin on n n on n on n on
the beat dont stop until the break of dawn
singin on n n on n on on n on
rock rock yall throw it on the floor
im gonna freak ya here im gonna feak ya there
im gonna move you outta this atmosphere
cause im one of a kind and ill shock your mind
ill put t-t-tickets in your behind
i said 1-2-3-4, come on girls get on the floor
a-come alive, yall a-gimme what ya got
cause im guaranteed to make you rock
i said 1-2-3-4 tell me wonder mike what are you waitin for?
i said a hip hop the hippie to the hippie
the hip hip hop, a you dont stop
the rock it to the bang bang boogie say up jumped the boogie
to the rhythm of the boogie, the beat
skiddlee beebop a we rock a scoobie doo
and guess what america we love you
cause ya rock and ya roll with so much soul
you could rock till you're a hundred and one years old
i dont mean to brag i dont mean to boast
but we like hot butter on our breakfast toast
rock it up baby bubbah
baby bubbah to the boogie da bang bang da boogie
to the beat beat, its so unique
come on everybody and dance to the beat



i said a hip hop the hippie the hippie
to the hip hip hop, a you dont stop
rock it out baby bubbah to the boogie da bang bang
the boogie to the boogie da beat

i said i cant wait til the end of the week
when im rappin to the rhythm of a groovy beat
and attempt to raise your body heat
just blow your mind so that you cant speak
and do a thing but a rock and shuffle your feet
and let it change up to a dance called the freak
and when ya finally do come in to your rhythmic beat
rest a little while so ya dont get weak
i know a man named hank
he has more rhymes than a serious bank
so come on hank sing that song
to the rhythm of the boogie da bang bang da bong

well, im imp the dimp the ladies pimp
the women fight for my delight
but im the grandmaster with the three mcs
that shock the house for the young ladies
and when you come inside, into the front
you do the freak, spank, and do the bump
and when the sucker mcs try to prove a point

we're treacherous trio, we're the serious joint
a from sun to sun and from day to day
i sit down and write a brand new rhyme
because they say that miracles never cease
i've created a devastating masterpiece
i'm gonna rock the mike til you cant resist
everybody, i say it goes like this
well i was comin home late one dark afternoon
a reporter stopped me for a interview
she said she's heard stories and she's heard fables
that i'm vicious on the mike and the turntables
this young reporter i did adore
so i rocked a vicious rhyme like i never did before
she said damn fly guy im in love with you
the casanova legend must have been true
i said by the way baby what's your name
said i go by the name of lois lane
and you could be my boyfiend you surely can
just let me quit my boyfriend called superman
i said he's a fairy i do suppoose
flyin through the air in pantyhose
he may be very sexy or even cute
but he looks like a sucker in a blue and red suit
i said you need a man who's got finesse
and his whole name across his chest
he may be able to fly all through the night
but can he rock a party til the early light
he cant satisfy you with his little worm
but i can bust you out with my super sperm
i go do it, i go do it, i go do it, do it , do it
an i'm here an i'm there i'm big bang hank, im everywhere
just throw your hands up in the air
and party hardy like you just dont care
let's do it dont stop yall a tick a tock yall you dont stop
go hotel motel what you gonna do today(say what)
im gonna get a fly girl gonna get some spank drive off in a def oj
everybody go hotel motel holiday inn
you say if your girl starts actin up then you take her friend
i say skip, dive, what can i say
i cant fit em all inside my oj
so i just take half and bust them out
i give the rest to master gee so he could shock the house
it was twelve o'clock one friday night
i was rockin to the beat and feelin all right
everybody was dancin on the floor
doin all the things they never did before
and then this fly fly girl with a sexy lean
she came into the bar, she came into the scene
as she traveled deeper inside the room
all the fellas checked out her white sasoons
she came up to the table, looked into my eyes
then she turned around and shook her behind
so i said to myself, its time for me to release
my vicious rhyme i call my masterpiece
and now people in the house this is just for you
a little rap to make you boogaloo
now the group ya hear is called phase two
and let me tell ya somethin we're a helluva crew
once a week we're on the street
just a-cuttin' the jams and making it free
for you to party ya got to have the movies
so we'll get right down and give you the groove
for you to dance you gotta get hype
so we'll get right down for you tonight
now the system's on and the girls are there
ya definitely have a rockin affair
but let me tell ya somethin there's still one fact
that to have a party ya got to have a rap
so when the party's over you're makin it home
and tryin to sleep before the break of dawn
and while ya sleepin ya start to dream
and thinkin how ya danced on the disco scene
my name appears in your mind
yeah, a name you know that was right on time
it was phase two just a doin a do
rockin ya down cause ya know we could
to the rhythm of the beat that makes ya freak
come alive girls get on your feet
to the rhythm of the beat to the beat the beat
to the double beat beat that it makes ya freak
to the rhythm of the beat that says ya go on
on n on into the break of dawn
now i got a man comin on right now
he's guaranteed to throw down
he goes by the name of wonder mike
come on wonder mike do what ya like

like a can of beer that's sweeter than honey
like a millionaire that has no money
like a rainy day that is not wet
like a gamblin fiend that does not bet
like dracula with out his fangs
like the boogie to the boogie without the boogie bang
like collard greens that dont taste good
like a tree that's not made out of wood
like goin up and not comin down
is just like the beat without the sound no sound
to the beat beat, ya do the freak
everybody just rock and dance to the beat
have you ever went over a friends house to eat
and the food just aint no good
i mean the macaroni's soggy the peas are mushed
and the chicken tastes like wood
so you try to play it off like you think you can
by sayin that youre full
and then your friend says momma he's just being polite
he aint finished uh uh that's bull
so your heart starts pumpin and you think of a lie
and you say that you already ate
and your friend says man there's plenty of food
so you pile some more on your plate
while the stinky foods steamin your mind starts to dreamin
of the moment that it's time to leave
and then you look at your plate and your chickens slowly rottin
into something that looks like cheese
oh so you say that's it i got to leave this place
i dont care what these people think
im just sittin here makin myself nauseous
with this ugly food that stinks
so you bust out the door while its still closed
still sick from the food you ate
and then you run to the store for quick relief
from a bottle of kaopectate
and then you call your friend two weeks later
to see how he has been
and he says i understand about the food
baby bubbah but we're still friends
with a hip hop the hippie to the hippie
the hip hip a hop a you dont stop the rockin
to the bang bang boogie
say up jump the boogie to the rhythm of the boogie the beat
i say hank can ya rock
can ya rock to the rhythm that just dont stop
can ya hip me to the shoobie doo
i said come on
i go to the halls and then ring the bell
because i am the man with the clientele
and if ya ask me why i rock so well
a big bang, i got clientele
and from the time i was only six years old
i never forgot what i was told
it was the best advice that i ever had
it came from my wise dear old dad
he said sit down punk i wanna talk to you
and dont say a word until i'm through
now there's a time to laugh a time to cry
a time to live and a time to die
a time to break and a time to chill
to act civilized or act real ill
but whatever ya do in your lifetime
ya never let a mc steal your rhyme
so from sixty six til this very day
ill always remember what he had to say
so when the sucker mcs try to chump my style
i let them know that i'm versatile
i got style finesse and a little black book
that's filled with rhymes and i know you wanna look
but there's a thing that separates you from me
and that's called originality
because my rhymes are on from what you heard
i didnt even bite and not a god d--m word
and i say a little more later on tonight
so the sucker mc's can bite all night
a tick a tock yall a beat beat yall
a lets rock yall ya dont stop
ya go hotel motel whatcha gonna do today (say what)
ya say im gonna get a fly girl gonna get some spankin
drive off in a def oj
everybody go hotel motel holiday inn
ya say if your girl starts actin up then you take her friends
a like that yall to the beat yall
beat beat yall ya dont stop
a master gee am I mellow?
its on you so whatcha gonna do

well like johnny carson on the late show
a like frankie croker in stereo
well like the barkay's singin holy ghost
the sounds to throw down they're played the most

its like my man captain sky
whose name he earned with his super sperm
we rock and we dont stop
get off yall im here to give you whatcha got
to the beat that it makes you freak
and come alive girl get on your feet
a like a perry mason without a case
like farrah fawcett without her face

like the barkays on the mike
like gettin right down for you tonight
like movin your body so ya dont know how
right to the rhythm and throw down

like comin alive to the master gee
the brother who rocks so viciously
i said the age of one my life begun
at the age of two i was doin the do
at the age of three it was you and me
rockin to the sounds of the master gee
at the age of four i was on the floor
givin all the freaks what they bargained for
at the age of five i didnt take no jive
with the master gee its all the way live
at the age of six i was a pickin up sticks
rappin to the beat my stick was fixed
at the age of seven i was rockin in heaven dontcha know i went off
i got right on down to the beat you see
gettin right on down makin all the girls
just take of their clothes to the beat the beat
to the double beat beat that makes you freak
at the age of eight i was really great
cause every night you see i had a date
at the age of nine i was right on time
cause every night i had a party rhyme
goin on n n on n on on n on
the beat dont stop until the break of dawn
a sayin on n n on n on on n on...
like a hot buttered de pop de pop de pop
a saying on n n on n on on n on
cause i'm a helluva man when i'm on the mike
i am the definate feast delight
cause i'm a helluva man when i'm on the mike
i am the definate feast delight
come to the master gee you see
the brother who rocks so viciously



62 posted on 03/01/2007 5:54:52 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Hemingway's Ghost

Not exactly kids in 1980. lol.


63 posted on 03/01/2007 5:55:16 AM PST by Fierce Allegiance (RINO = Rudy Is Not Ours! Keep scrubbing, Rudy supporters, the blood won't come off.)
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To: RightOnline

rap used to be fine. it was in the 90s when the gangsta rap started to become popular that rap got bad.
i still listen to grand master flash, sugarhill gang and run dmc.


64 posted on 03/01/2007 5:55:23 AM PST by absolootezer0 (stop repeat offenders - don't re-elect them!)
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To: Yo-Yo

I believe you are thinking of Run D MC


65 posted on 03/01/2007 5:55:28 AM PST by Married with Children
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To: IDontLikeToPayTaxes

How about banning music video (I know you can't). Music video has just about killed rock-n-roll. The Doobies, Eagles, 38 Special, etc. wouldn't get air-time today. Speaking of which, it's been over 7 years since I've seen MTV.


66 posted on 03/01/2007 5:55:35 AM PST by USMMA_83 (Tantra is my fetish ;))
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To: jammer

I thought it was Blondie who introduced Rap to mainstream America.


67 posted on 03/01/2007 5:56:14 AM PST by USMMA_83 (Tantra is my fetish ;))
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To: stayathomemom

Now a days G and S would have written a pattersong called "I am the very model of a Democratic Liberal!"......Hmmmm come to think of it...it might be fun to try my hand at it(to the tune of "Modern Major General", of course). I'll have to give it some thought!


68 posted on 03/01/2007 5:56:28 AM PST by mdmathis6 (Save the Republic, don't vote for IVY LEAGUERS(red ribbons or blue ribbons))
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To: IDontLikeToPayTaxes

There is some rap music that I like.

(Probably about a dozen songs over the 30 year history.)


69 posted on 03/01/2007 5:56:59 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: IDontLikeToPayTaxes

Awesome news. Maybe there will be a return to singing and actual songwriting again. American music was nearly ruined by this garbage.


70 posted on 03/01/2007 5:57:12 AM PST by TheStickman
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To: Blackirish

Yup...first Rap tune...


71 posted on 03/01/2007 5:57:20 AM PST by USMMA_83 (Tantra is my fetish ;))
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To: Fierce Allegiance

No argument there!


72 posted on 03/01/2007 5:57:23 AM PST by Fresh Wind (Vaclav Klaus: "A whip of political correctness strangles their voice")
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

Gotta say it takes tallent to say all that especially from memory when giving a concert and not stepping all over your tounge.


73 posted on 03/01/2007 5:57:30 AM PST by Married with Children
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To: Fierce Allegiance
Not exactly kids in 1980. lol.

Strummer was 256 by then. RIP, Joe!

74 posted on 03/01/2007 6:03:00 AM PST by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: USMMA_83
The Doobies, Eagles, 38 Special, etc. wouldn't get air-time today.

I can remember when music was something you listened to instead of watched.

75 posted on 03/01/2007 6:03:41 AM PST by bankwalker (In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.)
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To: Hemingway's Ghost
One of the very few rap songs that comes to my mind as having a degree of thought behind it was one by Tupac...a tribute to his mother. It seemed to me he took the "bar" and raised it a bit...
76 posted on 03/01/2007 6:09:22 AM PST by taxed2death (A few billion here, a few trillion there...we're all friends right?)
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To: HIDEK6
Rap was around in the 20s.

Then they were called "patter songs."

"I'm a Ding-Dong-Daddy from Dumas," is a prime example.

One of Mrs jimfree's friends once reminded us that square dance callers were the first rap singers.

77 posted on 03/01/2007 6:09:26 AM PST by jimfree (Yes, I've been a caller for 18 years)
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To: IDontLikeToPayTaxes

I think American Idol has lured the country away from Rap.


78 posted on 03/01/2007 6:09:33 AM PST by chopperman
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To: mdmathis6
Now a days G and S would have written a pattersong called "I am the very model of a Democratic Liberal!"......Hmmmm come to think of it...it might be fun to try my hand at it(to the tune of "Modern Major General", of course). I'll have to give it some thought!

G & S as rap? Maybe. Certainly we need also consider the rapid patter in the Yiddish theater.

79 posted on 03/01/2007 6:11:31 AM PST by jimfree (Square Dance Caller - rapper?)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

LOL.... so many words.... so little said.


80 posted on 03/01/2007 6:11:38 AM PST by taxed2death (A few billion here, a few trillion there...we're all friends right?)
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To: taxed2death
One of the very few rap songs that comes to my mind as having a degree of thought behind it was one by Tupac...a tribute to his mother. It seemed to me he took the "bar" and raised it a bit...

Could be that he did. I'm not dismissing rap as a form of music at all---it is certainly possible to tell good rap from bad, so I believe there is a certain talent required for creating it. In fact, I'm a big fan of A Tribe Called Quest because they brought rap up to the level of be bop jazz.

81 posted on 03/01/2007 6:12:42 AM PST by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: taxed2death

Well...the Beastie Boys are going 20yrs. strong and Outkast is heading in the same direction, Ice Cube has been around since the late eighties as well. Like every other genre of popular music there are quality artists as well as manufactured hacks.


82 posted on 03/01/2007 6:14:21 AM PST by 31R1O ("Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life."- Immanuel Kant)
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To: brivette

Simply crap--music can be left off.


83 posted on 03/01/2007 6:14:26 AM PST by beaversmom
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To: AIM-54
A ray of hope for our culture! But I'm not going to get my hopes up too high.

Rap will probably just get replaced with something worse, although I can't even imagine something worse.

84 posted on 03/01/2007 6:14:56 AM PST by SIDENET (Voting for a liberal doesn't advance Conservatism.)
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To: Hemingway's Ghost

I'll have to give 'em a listen. Thanks for the heads up.


85 posted on 03/01/2007 6:15:06 AM PST by taxed2death (A few billion here, a few trillion there...we're all friends right?)
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To: taxed2death

"Dear Momma"


86 posted on 03/01/2007 6:15:16 AM PST by Married with Children
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To: reasonisfaith
I would say it's not rap's musical form that is losing popularity but the destructive cultural content of contemporary rap that is turning people off.

We certainly have Bill Cosby and of course black conservatives in general for leading in this direction.

I'm sorry, but this is VERY wishful thinking. Do you honestly believe that a 12-16 year old cares what Bill Cosby thinks? And do you think a 12-16 year old also cares about what is taboo in society?

87 posted on 03/01/2007 6:15:29 AM PST by SengirV
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To: IDontLikeToPayTaxes
Surfin' Bird (Bird is the Word) by The Trashmen, 1964
88 posted on 03/01/2007 6:15:50 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Prevent Glo-Ball Warming ... turn out the sun when not in use)
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To: 31R1O

"Well...the Beastie Boys are going 20yrs....."

Yup, So is Mcdonalds. It's an aquired taste I guess.


89 posted on 03/01/2007 6:16:09 AM PST by taxed2death (A few billion here, a few trillion there...we're all friends right?)
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To: Married with Children

"Dear Momma"

Yup, good tune....can almost hear a duo being done with Sam Cooke. :)


90 posted on 03/01/2007 6:17:08 AM PST by taxed2death (A few billion here, a few trillion there...we're all friends right?)
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To: bankwalker

I can remember when MTV actually showed videos--now it's all loose sex shows and gay propaganda.


91 posted on 03/01/2007 6:17:42 AM PST by beaversmom
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To: SIDENET

Rap will probably just get replaced with something worse, although I can't even imagine something worse.






Music evolves. You can already see this evolution in groups like OutKast.


92 posted on 03/01/2007 6:19:09 AM PST by durasell (!)
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To: chopperman
I think American Idol has lured the country away from Rap.

Excellent point.

93 posted on 03/01/2007 6:19:51 AM PST by IDontLikeToPayTaxes
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To: IDontLikeToPayTaxes

Yep. IIRC, the first "rap" was a ditty done to the tune of "Good Times."


94 posted on 03/01/2007 6:19:54 AM PST by N. Theknow ((Kennedys - Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat - But they know what's best.))
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

When that song comes on in my car or house the whole surrounding knows it. I know every word by heart.

That is old school rap. One time driving home from shopping it came on with me, my sil, my niece and my mom in the car. We blasted it and sang along. My mother was trying to duck down she was so embarrassed. (We sang louder)

Oh the good old days. Thanks for the memory!


95 posted on 03/01/2007 6:21:19 AM PST by MarineMom613 (My Son is My Hero!!!)
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To: IDontLikeToPayTaxes

The words "rap" and "music" should never be used in the same sentence with out a negative in between them.


96 posted on 03/01/2007 6:22:41 AM PST by stm (Believe 1% of what you hear in the drive-by media and take half of that with a grain of salt)
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To: IDontLikeToPayTaxes

Rap is popular with teen white kids too thanks to whiggers like Eminem.


97 posted on 03/01/2007 6:24:37 AM PST by stm (Believe 1% of what you hear in the drive-by media and take half of that with a grain of salt)
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To: Aquinasfan

The first rap song came out in 1970. A piece called "the revolution will not be televised" by Gil Scott-Heron.


98 posted on 03/01/2007 6:25:30 AM PST by hedgetrimmer (I'm a billionaire! Thanks WTO and the "free trade" system!--Hu Jintao top 10 worst dictators)
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To: KoRn

Yep, downloading.


99 posted on 03/01/2007 6:26:08 AM PST by EnquiringMind
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To: HIDEK6
In the 1962 The Music Man production was a classic rap example. The train sequence "Rock Island" follows to the sounds and rythm of a train. This is still one of my favs today.

1st salesman: Cash for the merchandise, cash for the button hooks
3rd salesman: Cash for the cotton goods, cash for the hard goods
1st Salesman: Cash for the fancy goods
2nd salesman: cash for the noggins and the piggins and the frikins
3rd Salesman: Cash for the hogdhead, cask and demijohn. Cash for the crackers and the pickels and the flypaper
4th Salesman: Look whatayatalk. whatayatalk, whatayatalk, whatayataalk, whatayatalk?
5th Salesman: Weredayagitit?
4th Salesman: Whatayatalk?
1st Salesman: Ya can talk, ya can talk, ya can bicker ya can talk, ya can bicker, bicker bicker ya can talk all ya want but is different than it was.
Charlie: No it ain't, no it ain't, but ya gotta know the territory.
Rail car: Shh shh shh shh shh shh shh
3rd Salesman: Why it's the Model T Ford made the trouble, made the prople wanna go, wanna get, wanna get up and go seven eight , nine, ten, twelve, fourteen, twent-two, twenty-three milew to the county seat
1st Salesman: Yes sir, yes sir
3rd Salesman: Who's gonna patronize a little bitty two by four kinda store anymore?
4th Salesman: Whaddaya talk, whaddaya talk.
5th Salesman: Where do you get it?
3rd Salesman: Gone, gone
Gone with the hogshead cask and demijohn, gone with the sugar barrel, pickel barrel, milk pan, gone with the tub and the pail and the fierce
2nd Salesman: Ever meet a fellow by the name of Hill?
1st Salesman: Hill?
Charlie: Hill?
3rd Salesman: Hill?
4th Salesman: Hill?
1st Newspaper Hill?
2nd Newspaper: Hill?
5th Salesman: Hill?
2nd Salesman: Hill?
All but Charlie and 2nd Salesman: NO!
4th Salesman: Never heard of any salesman Hill
2nd Salesman: Now he dosen't know the territory
1st Salesman: Dosen't know the territory?!?
3rd Salesman: Whats the fellows line?
2nd Salesman: Never worries bout his line
1st Salesman: Never worries bout his line?!?
2nd Salesman: Or a doggone thing. He's just a bang beat, bell ringing, Big haul, great go, neck or nothin, rip roarin, every time a bull's eye salesman. Thats Professor Harold Hill, Harold Hill
3rd Salesman: What's the fellows line?
5th Salesman: Whats his line?
Charlie: He's a fake, and he dosen't know the territory!
4th Salesman: Look, whaddayatalk, whaddayatalk, whaddayatalk, whaddaystalk?
2nd Saleman: He's a music man
1st Salesman: He's a what?
3rd Salesman: He's a what?
2nd Salesman: He's a music man and he sells clarinets to the kids in the town with the big trombones and the rat-a-tat drums, big barass bass, big brass bass, and the piccolo, the piccolo with uniforms, too with a shiny gold braid on the coat and a big red stripe runnin . . .
1st Salesman: Well, I don't know much about bands but I do know you can't make a living selling big trombones, no sir. Mandolin picks, perhaps and here and there a Jew's harp ...
2nd Salesman: No, the fellow sells bands, Boys bands. I don't know how he does it but he lives like a king and he dallies and he gathers and he plucks and shines and when the man dances, certinely boys, what else? The piper pays him! Yes sir ,yes sir,yes sir, yes sir, when the man dances, certinely boys, what else?The piper pays him! Yessssir, Yessssir
Charlie: But he dosen't know the territory!
100 posted on 03/01/2007 6:29:11 AM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the occupation media.)
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