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To: Vinnie
becoming a rapper

I love it . . . this "rapping" as an art is just plain stupid. All ya' gotta' do is talk fast and incomprehensibly, slouch over like a baboon, and spread your fingers into various signs.

How in the hell did "rapping" become a vocational star to seek? Just mindless!

Golly, a plumber, machinist, teacher, etc., wouldn't do, huh . . . gotta' be a rapper!

10 posted on 02/23/2013 7:39:43 AM PST by laweeks
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To: laweeks

Apparently black kids in da ‘hood can only be rappers or basketball players. Seems kind of limiting, but there it is.


13 posted on 02/23/2013 7:46:32 AM PST by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: laweeks

A rapper was shot on the Vegas strip the other night. News reported he was also a pimp, but, oh he was a struggling rapper.
Here is what his father had to say...

Kenny Clutch’s YouTube music video, “Stay Schemin,” shows scenes of hotels along the Strip as he sings about paying $120,000 for his Maserati.

Cherry Sr. said he didn’t know how his son made money or if he had any other jobs.

“I want to make it clear that my son was no gangster or nothing like that,” he told The Associated Press. “He moved to Vegas about six year ago and he was writing music and rap.”

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/02/23/aspiring-rapper-in-fiery-vegas-crash-sang-haunting-lyric/?test=latestnews#ixzz2Ljnw4iQF


15 posted on 02/23/2013 7:50:54 AM PST by sweetiepiezer
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To: laweeks
this "rapping" as an art is just plain stupid. All ya' gotta' do is talk fast and incomprehensibly,

Actually you have to think of something to say, and sometimes to improvise on the spot, and sometimes to respond with improvisation to what other people have said. And to be entertaining. So undoubtedly there are some people doing this who are extremely intelligent. But there is a wide gradation of participants because there is less barrier to entry than having to learn an instrument for instance.

How in the hell did "rapping" become a vocational star to seek? Just mindless!

A lot of people think they can be singers or rock musicians. Or politicians. A lot of young people crave fame and the perceived benefits that come with it without honestly considering if they really have the unusual level of talent required to actually be paid for their chosen activity.

The ability to compose poetry extemporaneously used to be held in high esteem. Maybe that's not so different from rapping.

48 posted on 02/23/2013 9:11:49 AM PST by wideminded
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To: laweeks
"How in the hell did "rapping" become a vocational star to seek? Just mindless!"

"Rap music" is my favorite oxymoron.

49 posted on 02/23/2013 9:17:02 AM PST by Mich Patriot (PITCH BLACK is the new "transparent")
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