Why do people make threads when they "leave" RG?
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Desire (Prod SDVG)
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If you could only listen to 1 song for the rest of your life....
What would it be? I could listen to this for eternity http://youtu.be/jMu47CsLm0Mnity
Post the most mind-blowing conspiracy theories you’ve heard.
Playing the race card(s)
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YG ft. Drake - Who do you love (video)
Tame Impala x Kendrick - Backwards
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Is freeband gang the new roc-a-fella?
I say yes
All Musical Genres Come From Black Subculture?
There are a lot of misconceptions about the origins of musical
Genres. I heard a pretty broad claim that all genres of music
(even classical music) originate from Black subculture, and after briefly studying the subject, it makes a lot of sense.
Black subculture created Rock and Roll, with artists like Chuck
Berry, and then the demographic surrogate Elvis Presley acted as the gateway to a White audience. Dubstep even originates from Reggae. Pop music had artists like Michael Jackson and Boyz II Men from the ‘80s. Even Theo Parrish was doing House music since the early '90s with German-created synthesizers and electro-instruments. Classical music, with stapled composers like Vivaldi, Chopin and Mozart, has its Fibonnaci sequence chord progressions originating from the Golden Ratio and Ancient Egyptian Kemitism.
The pattern through history has been that Blacks create a subculture, and then White artists annex and more widely commercialize the created genre, and then Blacks find a new subculture to indentify and express with. Is history in the middle of another repetition? Rap music has the largest White audience in history at the present, and the last half decade has given birth to many prominant White rappers, and some who have not innovated with any originality. Will Black subculture give birth to a new genre of music within the next five or ten years, or will we be able to co-exist without dichotomy? Or is this whole “theory” just a conceited form of Afro-centrism? Post your thoughts.
It’s crazy to think that maybe a new genre might arrive. Something unheard of an explored
Lets not make this a race thing. It’s not “black people create genre, white people make a new one”. That’s what I got from your post. I disagree anyways, I feel like you’re jumping to assumptions because there are even the most subtle similarities between the genres.
That’s not my intention to create any creative adversity, but historically black CULTURE has given birth to just about every genre of music I can think of.
I don’t think they had audible taxonomy in pre-paleolithic history.
Honestly, I already see it happening. Artists like Toro Y Moi and Jai Paul (etc.) are making such unique music that I haven’t previously heard anything quite like. Soft, Kadane-like vocals, some new-wave electronic sounds. It’s like Indie-rock X House music. I think it has the potential to evolve into a whole new alternative.
Spanish genres like Merengue, Bachata, Reggaeton, Son, Mambo, Salsa, etc. have African roots as well.
G.O.A.T white-person genre:
In East Asia and on the Indian subcontinent, music and genre were developed w/o ‘western’ (African) influence.
It isn’t a race thing.
Whites are good at annexing shit tho
I should have stated all “Western” genres. Where I’m really getting this ideology is from the OG Gil Scott Heron.
“We used to white people tryin' to rob us
Why don’t they try stealing some of this poverty
It ain’t no new thing …”
“IT ain’t no new thing…” refers to the stolen Black culture repackaged for White audiences.
This is all just a product of Nationalism and Black Pride, but who says that makes it false?
“Dubstep even originates from reggae"
Hey, somebody else on the forum who knows this. Not quite Reggae, a combination of Dub Reggae and Garage, but still. Also, I don’t really know the story behind Dubstep getting started, so I can’t speculate on whether it was initially being made by primarily black or primarily white artists.
Also, if you trace it back to it’s inception, modern Electronic music more or less entirely comes from white people. Before anything else, Electronic music was created mostly in labs-it was quite literally experimental music, sounds created as experiments to see what type of sounds you could make. After that, there was the “Electronic Pop” of the 1960’s created by artists such as Jean Jacque Perry and Gershgon Kingsley
The inventor Bob Moog, creator of the Moog synthesizer, is the guy ultimately responsible for Electronic instruments being even taken seriously as ways to make music, as his synthesizers were used for the Switched On Bach project by Wendy Carlos (then Walter Carlos) wherein Electronic instruments were used to play Bach pieces.
Raymond Scott (most recognizable to Hip-Hop Heads for creating this famously sampled piece) was also making music in the 1950’s that sounded more or less like modern EDM, which is just interesting to me cause it goes to show how little is new.
In most other respects, though, you’re right on the money-most American popular music of the last 90-100 years has been, if not “black music”, than a form of music that evolved from music created by African-Americans.
As a side note, what I love about Hip-Hop is that there’s Hip-Hop that incorporates elements from all these different genres of music. You hear fuckin' Japanese classical music being sampled in Hip-Hop, you hear early electronic pioneers being sampled in Hip-Hop, and you hear all the traditionally black music that Hip-Hop comes out of being sampled in Hip-Hop. To me, a sample-based culture is ultimately a global culture, and one of the only kinds that has the potential to be more powerful than the National or Ethnic culture someone comes from. That’s why Hip-Hop has so much power to unite people.
electronic artists are always makin up new genres and shit
“oh this is progressive dream lo fi house actually”