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Hip-Hop: Beat or Lyrics?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ESKiMO2, Feb 14, 2009.

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Which do you listen to more?

  1. Beat

    27.9%
  2. Lyrics

    72.1%
  1. ESKiMO2

    ESKiMO2 Elite Member

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    Which do you listen to more? the thoughts or the sound?
    Or do you consider yourself balanced?
     
  2. Proper

    Proper Elite Member

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    I generally don't listen to hip-hop but with other music I get lured in by the beat and then realize the lyrics are dope.
     
  3. Spraycan Stories

    Spraycan Stories Senior Member

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    Im pretty balenced but when a guys lyrics are deep i tend to find more songs of his.
     
  4. Hobs.416

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  5. JudgeWizely

    JudgeWizely Senior Member

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  6. secsoner

    secsoner Member

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    both, but i tend to pay more attention to the beat.
     
  7. Asis

    Asis Senior Member

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    the beat makers usually find the sickest artists to compliment there styles so i always find the sick producers and beat makers and they lead you to their choice of artists followed by the artists choice of lyrics
     
  8. Drakula

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    It has to be a perfect combination of the beats and the lyrics to make me like a song. I couldn't choose one. I rarely RARELY get instrumental albums because they tend to be pretty boring especially the ones with a looped beat over 3 minutes. But neither would I buy a whole album with pure vocals. I love listening to both. It's always nice when you hear beats and you recognize the samples and breaks used but it's also nice when you hear an MC and takes you a few listens before you truly understand what reference he was making and what he meant in a certain line.

    The two have to be combined in perfect harmony.
     
  9. DoctorOfCrime

    DoctorOfCrime Senior Member

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    Balanced i would have to say. I wouldent get pumped without the beat and wouldent be feelin the track without the lyrics
     
  10. Syke1FTP

    Syke1FTP Senior Member

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    its all about the lyrics

    but you gotta have a good beat behind it....but if you have great beats and shitty lyrics...youll just turn into lil wayne
     
  11. Aerosoloholic

    Aerosoloholic Banned

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    rythm of the lyrics combined with the beat ;)
     
  12. Speedy

    Speedy Senior Member

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    haha sooo true. I'd say lyrics. I prefer both. The thing is though, I can listen to good lyrics with a simple beat. But I can't listen to a good beat with stupid lyrics. A good beat with Lil' Wayne/Soulja Boy bullshit type lyrics is just another generic beat to me. So even though I'd rather have both, lyrics do more for me...
     
  13. Scheme*119

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    well i like if it all sounds good, its wierd, first time i listen to a song, i pay attention to the way the person is spitting and how his voice goes along with the beat, sometimes i cant even pay attention to the lyrics if the beat and the rapper go together, i just get lost in the sound of it all, i guess i should vote beats then
     
  14. RFI. SPit

    RFI. SPit Moderator

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    I enjoy instrumental hip-hop over stuff with vocals, so usually I go out to seek that perfect sounding beat, lyrics often come second.
     
  15. RAWHEADSAREFACELESS

    RAWHEADSAREFACELESS Senior Member

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    id rather listen to to a shitty beat and fly lyrics then a fly beat and shitty lyrics but the beat does catch me first.
     
  16. La Coka Nostra

    La Coka Nostra Elite Member

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    it's a combination of both, really.
    wack beats don't tend to catch anyone's attention.

    and i won't listen to any type of music if the lyrics are garbage.
    i lose respect for most mc's after a while because once they are established, it seems like they slack on the lyrics.

    i pay attention to the lyrics most of the time. especially when i'm high. so i look for those punchlines that make me go "oh shit".
     
  17. Shakespeare

    Shakespeare Senior Member

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  18. C H E N Z O

    C H E N Z O Elite Member

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    has to be the beats. its what makes me listen in the first place.

    no a massive hip hop fan but its the same no matter what choons yer into.

    perfect example is Sigur Ros. they have albums with no lyrics which are fuckin immence. even the lyrical ones are in Icelandic so a dont know what the words mean. still fuckin supreme music.

    like i can easily listen to foreign choons purely because of the beat.
     
  19. RFI. SPit

    RFI. SPit Moderator

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    Definitely making a good point here, I agree
     
  20. Bink1

    Bink1 Elite Member

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    lyrics. i get bored of beat after minute.