Originally Posted by justp1ayin
You'd be happy to learn that a lot of his beats are actually classical music beats that were sampled and drums added or whatever changes he made. YouTube dr Dre samples
CLASSICAL music? Or Classic music? There's a difference. Yeah, I could believe that he'd use classic recordings that were performed by other musicians, that's how a lot of the rap music is created, but that's kind of cheating. It's like copying someone else's work and taking credit for it. that's just dumb.
Yeah, I know, it's an easy way to make a portion of your crap something recognizable. RUN DMC did that, Janet Jackson's done that, a lot of people do that, but it doesn't make Dr. Dre and these others musicians because of it.
I studied from a well known musician that had a bunch of his famous tracks sampled and they originally did it without permission and never gave him royalties. he wasn't upset, he was EXTREMELY PISSED OFF that they were doing this. He had to get an attorney and sue their asses for copyright infringement. He prevailed and that whole thing created a lot of lawsuits as a result. Rappers would do that with James Brown songs, and other famous jazz artists. but they didn't create their work to be sampled for some rap artist. They were creating their own music and years later some loser wants to capitalize on it because they can't come up with anything themselves.
But most of the songs are just fad based and they don't last long on the charts and they rarely resurface as anything other than some stupid fad people did for a couple of years.
Seriously give more reasons to study REAL music rather than excuses not to. You'll get more respect that way.
Sampling someone else's work is like going into a high quality book and taking about some scissors snipping out certain portions of that book and pasting it in your own and you never studied any ability to actually write your own book so you end up cutting and pasting someone else's. That's what CHEATERS do. Cheaters usually get kicked out of school, get sued, go to jail or something along those lines.
For a while, there were famous artists that I admired that took one of their songs and added a rapper for a remix version and you know what? It messed up the song and I hated that they did that. But they don't do that anymore. I think some record exec was trying to create a new audience with some of these respected artists. The record industry sometimes stoops that low to do crap like that just to get the kids to buy something with more substance behind it. But it kind of failed. It made their normal fans like me upset and the younger kids didn't buy into it, because listening to real music causes their brains to melt inside their heads and ooze out through their ears because they can't comprehend REAL music.
It's funny how some people hate the sound of a person's real singing voice and they have to have it processed with AutoTune. Music production has gone down hill in a lot of ways. Heck, even a lot of pop music they have the tracks quantized so it's perfect timing, which just removes the soul and the life out of the musician's original tracks. They have vocals go through pitch correction since they probably can't sing well to begin with, and everything is so processed. What one would normally call music is just shifted into processed and homogenized forms of music. The honesty in music is only left by the true musicians that won't cut corners to spit out an album. That's what music IS and SHOULD be all about. Not some scam to sell records to a certain demographic and commercialized through TV, Movies, products, etc. It's just sad how low the music industry has reached.
Oh, and think about this before you buy a new Rap song, these jerkoffs are probably at some point during the production laughing at how stupid their fans are for buying their crap you call music. They trash talk their fans behind your back as they get high. That's the kind of discussions they will have. Don't think they don't think like that. They are two faced. I've heard that some recording studios refuse to sell recording time to a lot of these acts because they've been known to go into a studio and crank their big monitors with so much bass at such high volumes, that they blow speakers and amps which is VERY costly to replace. Freaking idiots. People with NO respect for other people's equipment.
Edited by drblank - 5/12/14 at 3:43pm