For those of you who know me or have listened to my radio show, you are fully aware I’ am not that into rap or hip hop. Before you stop reading my blog here are my reasons:
1. It’s just a beat- Most rap is fast talking to a beat. Technically, by my definition, I rap all the time just by how fast I talk.
2. Talk about something else- Rap and hip hop mostly talks about sex, drugs and partying. while most other genres talk about those subject matters, at least those genres do it in a way where it doesn’t make me sick to my stomach.
3. Overall, not musical- When it comes to rap, there isn’t much musicality behind it. It’s mostly a synthesizer that does most of the work.
While I believe most rap is crap, I believe there are still some good artists out there like Timbaland.
According to his website, “Timbaland’s genre breaking has changed popular music today, and he takes pride in his success at staying ahead of the curve with his originality and experimentation. Confident and charismatic, his goal is still to blow the listener’s mind and make them move to the beat.” Timbland’s website, 2012
Listening to most of his music, I feel that this is an accurate description of his music. He is a producer that has worked with many artists from Missy Elliot to Katy Perry. He has worked with many genres of music and at the same time maintains his own sense of musical style ( which is very hard to do) . Overall, I recommend anyone listening to his music, because it is musically inclined and it is very catchy!
Don’t believe me take a look for yourself !
” If we ever meet again” by Timbaland featuring Katy Perry