So Does Anyone Hear Actually Make Music? Wanna Talk Theory?

Basically I rap in times other than 4/4, and common time seems to be all anyone around this site (not to mention the world at large) seems to be doing.

Ive been wondering for years. I mean why does everyone rap in 4/4
Every once in a while ill hear 6/8

fuck even doctor dre and marshal mathers did a song with a 5/4 feel in the chorus, on that album with m’s face made from a collage. it had a red background.

anyway. i am going crazy trying to find people taht are as good as me.

please, somebody, answer my calling, please.

ANYBODY DO ANYTHING OTHER THAN 4 measures of 4/4? hahaha ANYONE?

ill post some examples of mine if anyone shows up here.

January 19th, 2013

I just write as I write, so I don’t try to make anything a specific signature, but just 4 measures of 4/4 bores the fuck out of me so if I notice that I usually change it. Not the kind of thing I notice in other rapper’s music, but you maybe just ruined some artist’s for me if I start paying attention too much.

January 19th, 2013

see for me, see ive been stugying music in general, along with the rest of life. but anyway staying on topic. ive been studying for a long time.

i cant stand 4/4

i walk out on performances of 4/4

no shit

i write in 15/8

like7/8

all tons of shit…

and 4/4 too. but not EXCLUSIVELY OH MY FUCKING GOD
IM GOING CRAZY

AT THIS PLANET AND THEIR HABIT OF 4/4
and the denial of ALL other times

like especially in rap and pop music wtf

im about to post some mixed number rapppssss

January 19th, 2013

like when you start writng in other times, you start freestyling in other times out of nowhere.

you know when you just start saying a verse?

nowadays mine are all fucked up! like in new times. its awesome

i practice being on flow too. so its not like…. shitty mixed numbers.
Its like, good combos of mixed numbers. and intelligent designs like do any mixed number, and then a phrase of 4 beats at the end and its sounds good.

or another example, do any odd beat, or prime number beat like 19 or 13 or 11 or anything doesnt matter, do it twice back to back, and it makes a nice POP pattern its awesome…. um dude

there are fucking infinity numbers holy shit WTF is everyones problem??? omg???
for years im pacing writing insane shit.

the only rap in 4/4 i like is like some tech n9ne shit….. idk man

January 19th, 2013
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2,427

Fuck are ya talking about?

January 19th, 2013

I listen to a lot of math rock, so I like a good amount of complicated time signatures and stuff, but also hate it when people just try to use a fucked up time signature to be different. It can be done right, but a lot of times it just fucks up the flow and sounds awkward.

There’s a reason people use 4/4, its the most natural timing and what we’re all used to hearing. If you got to deviate from that its to make the song sound better, or your just complicating something for the sake of complications. My general thoughts on the subject, not really for hip hop directly.

Waltzes (3/3) are usually pretty sweet tho, haven’t rapped over one but it’d probably be fun and sound classy as fuck, would try it.

January 19th, 2013

4/4 fractals, but dude, what about 9/8 3 sets of 3
Dude thats a fractal too. people ask me “do you like tool? they do weird numbers” no
no i dont like tool. i like hip hop. i like good music. but i dont like anyone elses hip hop. rarely i mean. it has to be prime shit. but man you could JUST TRY

YOU COULD JUST TRY to do something new

SOMETHING NEW like new times

and ill be impressed. NO SHIT

but no one tries…

i like free verse, but i especially like CONSTRUCTED SHIT
PATTERNS
DEEP PATTERNS MAN

January 19th, 2013
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YOU SAID YOU were

GOING to post

EXAMPLES

January 19th, 2013

this is 8 measures of 7/8 that means there are 7 eighth notes per measure instead of 8

(1)Fuck you people and your lame
(2)excuse for what you call game
(3)I got much more skill than you
(4)You cant do what i can do

(5)Rappin measures seven eight
(6)Right out of the fuckin gate
(7)Twist like i dont give a fuck
(8)Dont even try to keep up

January 19th, 2013

im talking about using rhythms other than BABY 4/4
Staying in 4/4 all the time is for KIDS AND THE HANDICAPPED

COME ON AND GROW UP

GET REAL

January 19th, 2013

I feel like you obsess over this subject a lot man. Like to the point you’re writing out giant charts on like one of those big art desks and bugging people not even listening to the music like playing over their heads at Burger King about the lack of patterns. And then revealing like some 37/7.5 masterpiece you spent like a year working on to no one really even understanding what you did or what is happening with it.

Probably just the caps and the pretty nerdish subject matter. I don’t think you’re crazy IRL, maybe, probably not.

January 19th, 2013

NAW MAN

I TOTALLY HEAR YOU BUT I DISAGREE

YOURE AFRAID OF BEING JUDGED I AINT NIGGA

IM FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

YEAH

at least as free as any other american slave. buut uh.
Im as free as a jazz musician who cant keep it on
with rappin an bass slappin drummin guitar strummin an all that

January 19th, 2013

MAN I CANT READ YOUR WHOLE POST CUZ YOU AINT GETTIN IT

IM FROM SPACE DUDE

HELLO

IM NOT MAKING MUSIC THAT DOESNT SOUND GOOD
YOU ARE

HAHAHA DONT YOU GET IT

IM DOING 7/8

its one off from 8/8

hello

15/16ths? hello
its 1 16th of from 16 its sounds sick are you dumb???

January 19th, 2013
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Can ya fuckboys explain what ya trying to do?

January 19th, 2013

Im sure you can do it without me holding your hand.

SEE YOU THINK WHAT IM DOING IS HARD

HAHAHAAHAHA
But it aint NIGGA

ITS EASY
HAHAHAHAHAAHA

some people think 4/4 is hard baby…….. think about that

January 19th, 2013