Random thoughts on most things from A. M. Craig.

Friday, April 20, 2007

The Local Rap Scene

I'm not a connoisseur of rap. I don't really listen to the stuff. But I am told it’s a rare thing when rap is really great. On the other side, it’s my personal opinion that it’s often nothing to scream about, and frequently just plain bad. And I don't just mean moral content, though NWA isn't really known for their uplifting melodies. No, I mean quality, people, QUALITY! Severely lacking in especially the local scene.

A Disclaimer: This might get a little personal.

Case in point. How does this happen?
Watch the second video down, a personal favorite.
I can't tell, is he kidding? Seriously, is he? Explore the site, I don't think it’s a joke, and if it is, it’s expansive.

Also, another local I've encountered. In his defense, I believe he is actually handicapped, no joke. 'Nuf said.

This next one, though, is a treat. Better quality, and done mostly (about %87) as a joke. D-licious is a friend of mine, one I've mentioned before on here. He's the second guy rapping.

But maybe there is a market for this kind of stuff. VH1 had a whole show dedicated to it. Then again, VH1 isn't winning many Emmys.

And now I'm rambling. Sorry. I'm done.


Nancy said...

I watched the poetry in motion, it made me laugh, I think it's semi a joke. Why don't you make one? I bet you could do just as good. P.S. why don't you put some of your stories on the web so I could see them.

Austin said...

I guess I could do that, couldn't I?

Meredith said...

I did not know sheldon was a rapper! He is a friend of ours and has been holding back all this time!

Just wait until MDEATH makes it big, and then you will be taking back your words about the locals. (I say that while wearing a matching sweatsuit and a fatty gold chain...almost too legit)

Austin said...

Explore his sight, Mere. That man has many facets.

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D Smith said...

that D-licious kid sounds wildly attractive

Austin said...

Test test 1 2 1 2.