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Art Vandelay wrote:Sticky Spice wrote:Tough to define old school. Considering a lot of the stuff mentioned is over a decade old I think it qualifies.
I don't think so. I mean...I guess it may fit some kind of vague definition of "old school," but most of the stuff being mentioned here is from the Golden Era, not really considered old school. The cut-off is around '86-'87 when the sound changed from simple rhymes and rythms rapped over break beats to more complex rhyme schemes, multis, etc over sample-based beats. Basically, you can break rap's progression down based on the equipment that was available at the time, and how proficient people got with them: SP-12 gave way to the 1200, which then gave way to the Akai, etc.
Sticky Spice wrote:So is it still considered the Golden Era considering how hip hop still impacts the airwaves and sales? If not, does this era have a name? How bout the era of suck?
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you dont know how happy it makes me to hear nas get some credit.
DK wrote:I think the emergence of Rakim changed hip-hop more than anything. Rakim combined the fast-talking almost reggae-like flow with the steady rhyme scheme, really one of the first of his time. Paid in Full back in '86 was revolutionary, and completely changed hip-hop. Although he's not as well known now, I don't think anyone changed hip-hop (at least lyrically) more than Rakim did.
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