Can be used in a positive or neutral sense to refer to an artist that has attained appeal beyond fans of the genre in which the artist started out. Can also be used in a negative sense that implies "selling out" to refer to the same artists or to artists who are attempting such a crossover. The negative connotation is most often used by purist fans or fellow performers within that genre. This term gained some prominence in early 1990s rap as some rappers 1) attempted to tailor their acts to white suburbia, 2) employed what was regarded by some as an excessive amount of R&B on records, or 3) engaged in collaborations with heavy metal artists, in the style of Ice-T. The negative version of the term is now used less often in rap circles, as many mainstream rappers have blended the avaricious hustling image of street culture with the rampant consumerism of white suburbia so as to attain both crossover status and street cred.
Black Jeff Foxworthy - "If you used to front one of the most innovative hip hop groups of the early nineties and you find yourself in a Hype Williams video, you might be a crossover."
Rap is a type of music with a person talking over a beat.more...
Rap talks about sex, drugs, etc... more often than rock songs, you might be able to name a couple songs that dont but it is generally true. Rap has been stereotyped by the gangster rap that is heard in the mainstream and TV. People defend rap but they fail to notice the possibly worse injustice done to rock (hey, this is like hypocrisy). They think rock is either emo and depression (which I hate) or screaming, satanistic rock (which I hate). Sure these are genres but they are not even close to rock as a whole.
I have nothing against rappers who make their own lyrics, beats, and rythyms (that is art) but (correct me if I'm wrong) not many rappers do that, if any. Therefore it looks stupid to insult rock musicians who write their own songs, sing (not scream very often), and play instruments (with varying degrees of skill).
I choose to listen to rock because I believe it takes more skill, it is a more group effort, and is not quite so immature (I'm not trying to offend anyone here and rock can be immature). Kanye West may have skill and I respect true rappers but he is a white hater and therefore doesnt appeal to me.
I listen to bands such as Muse or Spoon, who are slightly intellectual, play their own instruments (with talent), write their own songs (not depressed or satanic), and sing (not scream).
alright you people, is this where you go and talk shit about reggaeton??? you fuckers make me sick, you ignorant fucks..."reggaeton has the same beat...blah, blah blah...its too sexual...blah, blah blah...shut the fuck up!!! you just dont fuckin know anything. those that are typing shit about reggaeton just need to stop SHUT THE FUCK UP AND READ ok. ... im getting tired of it, seriously.
so lets get this straight....
Reggaeton (also spelled with the Spanish accent as Reggaetón, and sometimes as Reguetón in Spanish) is a form of dance music which became popular with Latin American (Latino) youth during the early 1990s and spread to North American, European, Asian, and Australian audiences during the first few years of the 21st century. Reggaeton blends Jamaican music influences of reggae and dancehall with those of Latin America, such as bomba and plena, as well as that of hip hop. The music is also combined with rapping (generally) in Spanish. Reggaeton has given the Hispanic youth, starting with those of Puerto Rico and Panama, a musical genre that they can consider their own. The influence of this genre has spread to the wider Latino communities in the United States, as well as the Latin American and Central American audience. While not as influential, reggaeton as a genre has also spread worldwide to places such as Europe, Asia, and Australia.
While it takes influences from hip hop and Jamaican dancehall, it would be wrong to define reggaeton as the 'Hispa...
Pigga (sometimes spelled piggah, pigger) is Polish white nigga, or wigga. Generally speaking they're the Yukka Brothers, the wannabe niggaz of hip hop culture.more...
Piggaz wear baggy clothes with crotch between the ankles, hoods, massive keychains (that could be well used for hobbling cows) etc. Clothes they wear, language they use and music they play are but cheap local imitation of cool stuff that bona-fide genuine US black folk rappers use. In addition, garments must be worn-out and in bizarre colours faded from washing it too many times. Each piece of clothing must have a cheap, hilarious and oversized picture of (some say) their mother in the form of medieval monsters, pittbulls and other creatures that inhabit their childhood dreams. The style of their apparel, music and language represent the style of rural high-school wannabe hip hop light years back from now.
Thus a pigga is always behind, always mediocre, always emergency lane, behind and far away from the mainstream of today's hip hop. While black nigga rapper must wear gold, drive BigMac sized pimpmobile, be - well - black and (speaking of BigMacs) big and fat (or at least big, muscular whopper), piggaz are the opposite. Not only don't they wear quality clothes, but they lack the overwhelming physical appearance of real rappers. Polish wiggaz are skinny, with a protruding adam's apple and too tall to keep straight. When they "rap" they usually sway, do things with their hands like their idols in 1990s and s...
The roots of the relationships that bring you the present-day CKY date back to late 1992 at East High School in West Chester, PA. 14-year-old drummer Jess Margera is a freshmen in Pre-Algebra 1A class, where he meets 16-year-old guitarist/vocalist Deron Miller, a junior who had past credits to make up. They became friends, but it wasn't until later that they started playing music together. By 1995, they were writing songs and practicing together exclusively in Jess' basement under the band name Foreign Objects. They entered the studio that summer, and, on October 1, they released a five-song EP, The Undiscovered Numbers & Colors, which was a popular local release. They played two official shows as Foreign Objects with the first of many live bassist's over the next few years.more...
In the spring of 1996, the two decided to take a different musical route, stripping away their metal sound and recording a more simple, radio-friendly form of music under the name Oil. The writing and recording of music under the name Foreign Objects never ceased, however they would only release music as Oil for the next three years. They performed several shows in Summer 1996 with their second live bassist, Andy Smith,and released a four-track EP cassette titled Lifeline (the name of the studio it was recorded in), which was limited to 150 copies. Later in the year, Deron and Jess took on their third live bassist, Ryan Bruni, whom they met while working at UPS.
The two began recording new materi...
A genre of music that is a fusion of mainstream or pop and punk rock music. The bands often look and dress punk, but the music is created to appeal to the mainstream. Often created for maximum image and radio play.
Bands like Green Day started the Diet-Punk movement, which opened the door for Good Charlotte and the like.
You can't buy punk at the mall, that is Diet-Punk my friends.
A silly sub-"genre" of music created by radio. Unfortunately, the radio format does not live up to its name, as most of these classic rock stations play music by bands that are more "dated" than "classic". Also, most classic rock stations neglect to play classic punk or classic metal, opting to play pop rock and hair metal bands, that, as mentioned above, are more dated than classic. Unfortunately, listening to classic rock radio is somewhat of a neccesary evil in order to get acquainted with some of the timeless bands that have sprung out of rock's past. However, as illustrated in the example, it is hard at first for an ear that is mainly weaned on MTV commercial bands to distinguish the difference between dated and classic, as many dated bands have the same instant appeal as today's mainstream bands have as well.
Classic rock noob: I love Led Zeppelin, Motley Crue, Styx, and Pink Floyd!
Seasoned rock veteran: Be very glad I do not have a good memory.
Classic rock noob: What's wrong with Motley Crue and Styx? They have guitar solos!
Seasoned rock veteran: *sigh*
-SEVERAL YEARS LATER-
No longer classic rock noob: I love Led Zeppelin, Megadeth, The Stooges, Bob Dylan, and Pink Floyd!
Seasoned rock veteran: Now that's more like it! You still listen to classic rock radio?
No longer classic rock noob: Nah, they play too many shit bands like Poison and Bon Jovi! I use the Internet now to find and listen to bands.
Classic rock fanboys, there is no reason not to expand and improve your musical tastes in this day and age. Quit being so closed minded.