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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:53 PM
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To all those who consider hip-hop and rap "beneath" them...
Edited on Sat Jan-29-05 02:54 PM by NightTrain
...I bring a heartfelt message from Biggie and Tupac!

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Lefta Dissenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:54 PM
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1. WOW!
That's one long skinny finger! :wow:
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mhr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:54 PM
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2. Rap And Hip-Hop - - Noise Pollution On Wheels
Edited on Sat Jan-29-05 02:55 PM by mhr
They come to my neighborhood, they will have to deal with me. It won't be pretty.
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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:55 PM
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4. That's the second time you've posted the same message.
:boring:
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mhr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:00 PM
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14. Music That Is Used To Destroy The Public Peace Is Crappy Music
eom
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 04:03 PM
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33. Maybe the poster was taking a cue from much of hip hop
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NeoTraitors Donating Member (351 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:56 PM
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8. You don't want to be in the
same neighborhood as the dead!
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LiberalVoice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:57 PM
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9. Its so nice to see someone who knows nothing about a subject...
proudly proclaiming his opinion.
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mhr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:02 PM
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15. My Opinion Is About How Loud The Music Is Played By Young Punks and Thugs
People who think they have a right to disturb the Public Peace as they drive through quiet neighborhoods.
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LiberalVoice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:06 PM
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18. You're the one that said Rap and Hip-Hop were noise pollution....
I would take that to mean at any decible level.
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mhr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:13 PM
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24. It's The Repetitive Droning Bass That Disturbs the Peace
It seems that Rap and Hip-Hop cannot be produced without the repetitive bass.

I have walked outside my apartment to find closed automobiles with windows rolled up pumping out so much bass that my windows rattle. The owner is nowhere to be found.

That is the height of disrespect. I don't find classical music lovers acting the same way - only young thugs acting tough, or so they believe. I can only conclude that Rap and Hip-Hop encourages such disrespectful behavior.

Kill the bass and most, if not all, of the problem goes away.
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Runcible Spoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:54 PM
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29. that's bullshit! my dad used to blare "ride of teh Valkyries"
at top volume, full bass thumping in teh car when I was a kid! BTW, your posts smack of cultural elitism....
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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:07 PM
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19. Right on! Who needs Free Republic when we have DU rap-haters?
:puke:
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mhr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:14 PM
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25. Come To My Neighborhood With That Music And You Will Believe
That you actually have met a Freeper.

I will not tolerate it any longer.
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Runcible Spoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:56 PM
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31. ooo careful what are ya gonna do a smack down on his ass with?
Edited on Sat Jan-29-05 03:58 PM by FarceOfNature
your mighty conductor's stick?
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eyepaddle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:54 PM
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30. IMO any music you don't want to listen to right then
is what is annoying. For example in college I had roommates who kept me up with Pink Floyd and Yes (among others) Both were bands I liked, but damn if I wasn't irritated to hear it then.

Plus, bass is the hardest range to hide from--it cuts through walls and earplugs. I finally figured out that turning on a loud fan would interfere with it and bury it. Then I could sleep.
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nickgutierrez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:57 PM
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10. Yeah, you mentioned that in the other thread.
Why you're choosing to single out the style of music is beyond me, though.
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mhr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:59 PM
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11. Because It Is What The Kids Play Here And It Wakes Me Up
Can you understand that?
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nickgutierrez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:02 PM
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16. Yeah, but you're not blaming the speakers for the problem.
That is, after all, what is causing your problem.

Instead, you're taking your complaints about a few kids waking you up, and using it to smear an entire genre of music.

Do you see now why we have a problem with this?
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mhr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:06 PM
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17. No - Because The Promoters Of This Music Encourage Lawlessness
Just watch the videos associated with both Rap and Hip-Hop.

The only impression I get is one of a bunch of thugs.

That is an image problem not of my making.
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nickgutierrez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:10 PM
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22. Fine - most mainstream rap is shit, anyway.
And if that's all you see, I can see how it's easy to develop a negative opinion of the music. But just like pop, or rock, or anything else, there's a vast majority of hip-hop artists beneath the radar whose music is very positive.
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mhr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:16 PM
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26. Dealing With The Young Thugs In My Neighborhood Has Been Such
A negative experience that the so-called music will forever be lost on me.

And FYI, I am a music lover with a very large LP and CD collection that covers many musical styles - just not Rap and Hip-Hop.
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Runcible Spoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 04:01 PM
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32. whatever...opera and Shakespear were considered vulgar
entertainment in Europe during certain political.religious periods...get the fuck over it!
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CanuckAmok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:55 PM
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3. Yeah, well...
what are they gonna do to me now, decompose in my living room? O--o-o-h...I'm SO scared!
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LiberalVoice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:56 PM
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5. :)
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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:56 PM
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6. I don't feel it's beneath me
I just don't care for most of it. Oh, and message to the boys in the pic - right back atcha!
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skippythwndrdog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:56 PM
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7. It isn't even music. It's just awful noise.
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okieinpain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:00 PM
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13. yeah country, and rock and roll is just a bunch of noise.
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LiberalVoice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:09 PM
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21. Pull the plugs out of your ears and listen to the words...
don't be fooled by the garbage commercial shit...Expand your mind and look for real hip hop.
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Webster Green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:12 PM
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23. Thats what my parents said about the Beatles!
Heh!

Lighten up gramps!
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mr_hat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:00 PM
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They're "bad." I get it.
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okieinpain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:00 PM
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12. now that's funny. to bad biggie had tupac killed.
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Vitruvius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:08 PM
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20. People re-invent blank verse every generation;
Edited on Sat Jan-29-05 03:09 PM by Vitruvius
nothing wrong with that. Tho' I personally do not enjoy blank verse per se or as hip-hop or rap, other people do, and good for them!

Funny, tho' -- blank verse is considered high-brow, but hip-hop & rap are not -- even tho' -- for example -- some of Queen Latifah's work is quite good...
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tishaLA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:48 PM
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28. I know very little rap written in blank verse
most of it is rhymed iambs, frequently in pentameter, but not exclusively. Occassionally rappers make use of feminie rhyme instead of masculine rhyme, too, but that happens less frequently than the deviations from pentameter, if only because rappers sometimes love long poetic versification (and use Alexandrines or even longer lines).
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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:24 PM
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27. Crap.
Crapolla. :puke: :boring:
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