Knew that name sounded familiar. I have one of their singles in my Latin collection. I was wondering why that guy raps in French. I thought maybe they were from the French Caribbean, but he didn't sound "creole" enough.
^He raps in French because he's from metropolitan France and not a Creole, isn't it obvious he looks Maghrebi lol? Anyhow many African and Carribean artists sing in French because of colonial influence or to simply enhance marketability. There are a lot of crossover songs betwen World music genre and contemporary Western music like this for example:
In my opinion listening to sunny music should be prescribed to depressed people instead of meds, they both temporary induce happiness by triggering dopamine in the brain. A lot of people should relax, listen to this type of song instead of feeling sorry for themselves maintaining an artifically-depressing bubble fueled by sad music, though it feels good occasionally, some take it way too far.
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African music had a huge influence on funk, hip hop and r'n'b. Timbaland and Nas are notorious Arabic music samplers and sometimes simply plagiarized in the case of the mogul producer.
Putts I can't really hear your sample, maybe you could tell me at what time it is featured? The credited sample is this funk song (starts at 0:00) but it's not overly perceptible as it sounds like it has heavily been modified:
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Two days ago I ran into Uffie eating lunch at Schwartz's (almost on par with the original one on the east coast) with members of the Ed Banger label. It's insane how small the electronica scene is here, we all hang out at the same places, I was shocked to see that despite we are the same age, it still is written jailbait all over her face and she's already a mom!
Love how she's so catty and vain despite being far from hot but she's like Alice Glass from CC quite charismatic.
Was listening to America's Top 40 today on the radio and realized this was why we can't have nice things. Music peaked for me in the 90s. How could we expect to improve something that was already perfected?
Everything in this post is absolute fact and should be taken as such.
^ROFL the 90's are reknown to be an awful musical decade, not 50's terrible but it globally sucked. Trust me I was there, depressed by the high unemployement that resulted from the 1997 Asian crisis, sniffing glue in the streets of a Detroit-like Montreal listening to Smashing Pumpkins in my oversized white tee and loose fitting jeans.
Save for goldern-era hip hop the rest was weak, the overwhelming majority of new metal, alternative rock, punk, fusion, pop and techno releases were alternatively whiny, bleak, repetitve while older genres were M.I.A: noise, folk, jazz that made their return the following decade. Monroe if you think the zeroes were not heroic, you were certainly not into the right genres. The new wave, post-punk revivals, electronica fusing with pop, punk, folk not to mention dope reggae, house, r'n'b etc. People have never danced so much since the glorious 80's, just forget Lady Gay Gay and emo!
It embodies the forgotten fever of rock that made it return to the mainstream during the 2000's.
To be honest, the crisis of '97 was actually good for my family and I have no idea who the Zeros are. My father was bringing in good money and the exchange rate to Asian currencies was much more favorable (for us). I still have my fingers crossed for another Asian crisis in the near future.
What I like so much about the grunge scene is the simplicity. T-shirt, jeans, drug addiction, good to go. What I see now is all so pretentious and screams of trying too hard. The video above is a perfect example of that. I don't feel like insulting your musical tastes right now, but they're in Victorian clothing and the it looks like the Ring (movie). Trying too hard to be weird, unique, interesting, etc.
What I love about the grunge scene was the openness and how everyone was so imperfect-it was real. Everything was about rebellion. The Reagan years were finally over and it was alright to be a minority, poor, messed up, gay, not religious. On imperfection, we were all f***ed up. There was a period in my life when my family lost everything. The cars, friends (most of them), clients, expensive beach-front properties, everything. We ended up moving to a s***ty little apartment in the bad part of town. Might mention, though, that we fixed up the dilapidated little apartment and made it pristine (this is why I clean so much still).
Talking to my friends in the grunge scene, this was always said but never spoken:
"Hey man, your life sucks?" "Yeah" "Yeah, mine too" "cool" "cool"
When I listen to music, I like to feel my way around songs. The words don't have to make sense, but the songs meant something (most the time).
Regarding what I might call the black music scene, I have an intense hatred for rap and modern rnb (Alicia Keys) that exceeds even my hatred for pop and country. It's all too simple. In rap, I love you (or at least want to sex you up) = I love you (or want to have sex with you). Clever. Also, I'm sick and tired about hearing about Cristal, expensive cars and bitches on the radio. Love Jazz and the Blues, though.
So on my list, Grunge, Vietnam War-era, Jazz, Blues. Hearing Lady Gaga makes me want to puncture my eardrums.
The zeroes = the 00's. Not everyone enjoys feeling miserable however I've been there and done that. If you don't like chilling to hip hop or dancing to electronica it's your loss. Despite having diversifed tastes I respect your opinion as I know a lot of people who are into a single genre or scene but it just is not for me, I enjoy eclectism and variety way more. I don't really listen to mainstream music outside of past classic albums, I just didn't want to put off members with obscure artists as I discuss those things with my real life friends, a lot are unsigned or professional musicians or just enthusiasts.
Though hip hop, rnb sucked this decade I'm happy I mostly listened to rap the past decade as well as occasionally dance not indie rock (I have since 2005) sadly I was too young to attend raves and take EX back then. To be honest grunge was a minor movement that produced very few great artists, what can you name besides Nirvana,Alice in Chains and Soundgarden? love how you critize The White Stripes for trying too hard, they are part of the first wave of garage revival therefore their sound and aesthetic is raw this particular video aside, they participated in the reanimation of rock, the genre that almost died and was not selling in the 90's!