my insistence that "Talkin' Country" was a pre-Hip-Hop form of Rap
Chocolate Pickle: I've always wondered why "Rock Island" isn't considered to be rap.
256 I'm not sure why you framed the post this way,
IndigoJones: Spirit of light heartedness, of course. Not everyone is utterly dour.
IndigoJones: There are rules to rap? How unfortunately limiting. I suppose that's Rex Harrison out then.
Quasimike: I am smart enough to know that ...
Quasimike: ... rap predates the development of the slave trade days, when the tribes would recite their history in a rhythmic manner accompanied by much beating of drums and stomping of feet
Quasimike: (yes, I looked it up)
what separates rap from "talking over a beat"?
aydeejones: IAmBroom, you realize Eminem is white right?
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