Of course its not gonna sound like Van Halen, its meant for a bunch of idiot teenagers to dance to.
Unlike Van Halen, who always strove for musical excellence, unpredictable cadences, and incisive, socially aware lyrics.The "rap is not music" crowd pisses me off to no end. Listen to some.
Yup the man has it right,
I like a wide range of music, and Rap and Hip Hop is included. A huge level of ignorance is shown in this thread, by some. I suspect some folks here don`t listen to any Rap, or Hip Hop, and have only heard what has been put out on the radio. Both genres are music, and some of it is damn good.
There is a level of guitar snobbery on these forums(well what do you expect it is a guitar forum) whereas a good many folks will only consider music with guitar in it as a true form of music, and will not consider other forms of music as worthwhile listening to. Well i say get your ears on and start listening to all musical forms, there is some great music out there worthwhile listening to, guitar is not the be all and end all!!!
Ooh, I almost forgot about my favorite hip-hop group! The Gorillaz! Well, they aren't really hip hop, even though they call themselves the first animated hip hop group...but whatever, they kick ass.
Any fans of trip hop? Like Massive Attack? I just listened to "Mezzanine" and it's so f***ing good.
Yup, count me in.