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Review - Flynn Adam 'Bang the Drums' ep - 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 vote
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Where were you approximately 20 years ago? Me? I was a middle school hip hop head, who loved Eric B and Rakim, 3rd Bass, and, of course, MC Hammer. I was also into the sub genre of hip-house, which typically featured the quick tempos and electronic drums and synthesizers of house music mixed with the samples, scratches and vocal style of rap music. Groups like 2 In a Room, LA Style and Black Box succeeded in melding the two genres with aplomb, and while they may seem dated in 2010, trust me...in the early 90s, we loved that stuff. Well...I did anyway.



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May 2010
Benjah "Fly Away" feat. Dillavou - 4.8 out of 5 based on 92 votes
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May 2010
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The journey of exploring a Christian bookstore for the latest rock, hip-hop or pop album always includes a visitation of the infamous comparison chart. The chart's primary objective is to compare mainstream and Christian artistic styles to conclude whether they can be placed in the same category. The music industry as a whole likes to categorize artists to appeal to a particular fanbase.

In the last decade the most duplicated trend in Christian hip hop has been lyrical theology. Aspiring emcees formulate their lyrics in the vein of established Christian Hip Hop artists like Cross Movement, Shai Line and Trip Lee. One failed observation on the part of the aspiring emcee is that the mainstream community listens to the music before the lyrics, while our community listens to the lyrics before the music. Mainstream watches for the music or the presentation and then hears the lyrical content. Inspiration can be defined as, "being breathed upon; resulting in a burst of creativity". Copying can be defined as, "duplicating information, work or object while not using the same process that originally created it". Have you ever played music for a person that's not familiar with Christian hip hop and their reaction is "the rapper sounds like______"? When Allen Iverson performs a cross over on an opponent you never hear, "His cross-over is like_____? Why is that?



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Tha Message Magazine's Issue #6 is coming in June. The cover features D-Maub, J'son, and Theory Hazit. Also, you'll see a small bit on Rapzilla's own, Philip Rood. Stay tuned to ThaMessageMag.com.



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