You strip it down to just a pulse that pumps solely for anger and people still find a way around it. He’s the new John Cooper Clarke! What a clever move on his part to position himself the way he does! He’s like The Streets with a working class angle! Nope. He’s a sign of the apocalypse. One of many.
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Yes, blame it on the cover. Special Ed @ #1 isn’t fair though. He wasn’t doing much more than making a poor fashion choice, or at least it looks that way in retrospect. What look from that era isn’t embarrassing?
Q:For my ears, Kanye was the first person to use soul squawks (really tiny samples of grunts/moans/exclamations etc as part of a beat/mock-adlibs) but if it's one thing I've learnt about rap is that I'm probably wrong. Anyways, it's all over the place now and I'd like to know if you had any idea who was the first? if you don't know would you please still reblog and see if any of ur readers can trace it for me? just curious about the genealogy of the phenomenon is all. cheers
People have probably been sampling and cutting up James Brown and James Brownish grunts since before Kanye West was born. Maybe even since before James Brown was born. Low key there isn’t a whole lot that Kanye does as a producer that Marley Marl or Paul C or Ced Gee didn’t do first but hey genius is no match for celebrity in the world today.
If I understand the question correctly, then this is something you could have heard at a block party in The Bronx in 1975. DJ’s, etc. Cutting and scratching, as they do. It is nearly the genesis of Hip-Hop.
Kanye West? Not to pick on him/her but how does this begin with Kayne West in someone’s mind? Did they stop running those goddamn VH1 specials?
How did I reblog this? I meant to just edit a word I left out.
aspirations. crushing fruits in high heels.