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  • Sep 19, 2020

    Mainly, if you cannot suspend your disbelief that a rapper is actually living their lyrics or understand it may be an exaggeration but they could be doing things similar to their lyrics, are songs unlistenable or unenjoyable?

    Like when I hear 21 Savage or Tay-K talking about shooting people, robbing, or selling d**** it is so on character with how they are represented that it makes the lyrics that much harder to me because it feels like its coming from a real place. But when I hear white kids who clearly look like they are from the suburbs rapping about moving weight or toting glocks through the trenches it is impossible to take serious or enjoy.

    Sometimes the song is good enough where you can suspend your disbelief and enjoy the song. The big song that comes to mind is Ransom by Lil Tecca. Bro is talking about twin glocks and all that s*** when he looks like your stereotypical nerd. But the melody in the song is good enough to just not think at all and just enjoy the song for what it is. But when Tecca raps on less catchy songs about f***ing my b**** and s*** like that and he is possibly one of the least conventional attractive artists to ever get a platform, it totally makes me want to tune out.

    So I think if the song is good enough, its much easier to suspend disbelief. And I would say that songs that are not as great can sometimes be more enjoyable if you actually believe (or know) that the artist is living through what they are rapping about.

    How does everyone else feel?

  • Sep 19, 2020

    realness is always appreciated

  • Yeah. Like I’d rather hear Durk and them talk about spinning blocks, not Drake. It sound forced when Drake does that.

  • Sep 19, 2020

    no

  • Hip Hop was built on authenticity 1st, creativity 2nd.

  • Sep 19, 2020

    Vince Staples the goat. He live his raps

  • Sep 19, 2020

    Depends on what they talking about. Really don't care about if the soundcloud rapper really has a ferrari or whatever, but if he got a rape case and he rapping like Slim Shady nah I'm good!

  • It's why Larry June is one of my favorite MC's of the last 3 years. Doesnt try to sell anything far fetched. The pimping angle might be a little fantasy but other then that it's all everyman raps, relatable, inspirational music.

  • Sep 19, 2020

    It depends on what I like the artist for,

    Like Rod Wave for example, I can't take him seriously if he raps about killing niggas and touting glocks and s***.

    But when he sings/raps about his pain, I take it more seriously cuz it sounds like the s*** he really went through.

  • Sep 19, 2020
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    But if the art is really good....I guess I don't care.

    Relapse for example.

    Or early OF music.

  • Sep 19, 2020
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    Amphernee Hardaway

    But if the art is really good....I guess I don't care.

    Relapse for example.

    Or early OF music.

    so creativity is more important?

  • Sep 19, 2020

    f*** all the bullshit im drunk and im about to make an alt

  • Sep 19, 2020

    no

  • blah

    so creativity is more important?

    Its gotta make sense.

    I prefer music that sounds genuine. But if being creative is what the artist is prioritizing, im.more willing to suspend disbelief.

    It's still gotta feel authentic or it won't come off right.

  • Sep 19, 2020

    I think so.
    But if a rapper's main content is about shooting and s***, I'm probably not listening too intensely. Or really ever.

    Someone like 21, I like the way he says s*** not necessarily what he's saying.

  • Sep 19, 2020

    not if its guns, murders and d**** no

  • 50 wouldnt have hit as hard if you didnt believe his story was real.

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