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    JPEGmafia

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  2. The 808's in 'Ruff Ryders Anthem' and J. Cole's 'LAnd of the Snakes'

    Although two very different songs, both Ruff Ryders Anthem and LAnd of the Snakes have 808's that, well, resonate (idk the proper term :)). If you listen to RRA, at around 0:16 you can hear the 808...
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    Modelo or that cheap wine they sell at Walgreens

    Modelo or that cheap wine they sell at Walgreens
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    Nas - Silent Murder Used in a very unexpected...

    Nas - Silent Murder

    Used in a very unexpected manner though :)
  5. Should I Copyright Songs To Be Used For a School Project?

    So for one of my classes, I'm going to submit a compilation of my beats for a project. I'll also be sending this as part of my application to my university's music school. However, in the future I'd...
  6. Thread: Your Writing Style

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    For those thinking writing before getting a beat...

    For those thinking writing before getting a beat is impossible, watch this: YouTube

    Bomb Squad production team member Hank Shocklee talks about working with Ice Cube on Amerikkka's Most Wanted. At...
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    Writing Lyrics To Your Own Beats

    I never would have imagined this. I can write a verse with no beat, I can write a verse to someone else's beat. However, when it comes time to write to a beat that I made myself, it seems impossible....
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    X seemed like only guy out of the South Florida...

    X seemed like only guy out of the South Florida mumble rap scene with something to actually say. Shame.
  9. What do you call the "BO BO BO" thing in dancehall?

    You know in Simon Says by Pharoahe Monch in the hook when everyone starts saying shouting "BO BO BO BO!"? I believe KRS One included it in some songs too, and RZA alluded to it on Ain't Nothin To...
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    Honestly, this is just a personal preference, but...

    Honestly, this is just a personal preference, but I think the drums could be a bit harder. However, the drum pattern is perfect. Pianos are always good in hip-hop. And using rain is a genius idea!
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    RZA. When I first discovered Wu-Tang my whole...

    RZA.

    When I first discovered Wu-Tang my whole life changed.
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    Hip-Hop Without Percussion

    Why has this never kicked off?

    Sure, the beat does get people into the song. However, you don't need to know how to read music to know when to bop your head to guitar strums or even synth notes....
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    If everyone who criticized hip-hop's modern state...

    If everyone who criticized hip-hop's modern state started writing rhymes and producing tracks, there would be no mumble rap.
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    When NWA started talking about crime, drugs,...

    When NWA started talking about crime, drugs, etc., that had rarely been done before in hip-hop; it was original. After NWA, suddenly EVERY rapper was talking about how gangsta they are, a trend that...
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    Explain.

    Explain.
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    God damn, that volume transition intro! The bass...

    God damn, that volume transition intro! The bass is very sexy btw. And goodness gracious that sudden tempo change. Stuff like that keeps the listener interested. Good work fam.
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    When those hard drums came in, accompanied by the...

    When those hard drums came in, accompanied by the triangle-sounding things, I got hooked. The trumpets kept me readily attentive. I also really liked that Dr. Dre type synth that followed the drums....
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    Nas, Ghostface, MF Doom, K Dot and... wait for...

    Nas, Ghostface, MF Doom, K Dot and... wait for it... George Michael.
  19. Thread: Your Writing Style

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    I almost always write before the beat. I feel...

    I almost always write before the beat. I feel like I can collect my thoughts easier and apply more wordplay/multi-syllable rhymes without first worrying about fitting to the beat. I'll then find/make...
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