If you're gonna use logic, they'll lose their advantage.
I thought it was because they "didn't make the shots?"
Arl: What lie are you referring to?
I used to work at The (first) Memphis Music Hall of Fame: 97 S. 2nd. Rod & Hank's Guitar shop was in the front. That was the REAL Memphis Music Hall of Fame. Page & Plant, The Stones, all came through for private tours, as did the scouts for the Smithsonian before the "Rock & Soul" Museum opened. If you never went through the original, you really missed something. Don Nix helped start it, and it had some amazing artifacts, including the Les Paul used by Carl Perkins to record "Blue Suede Shoes," Elvis upright piano (later sold at a Vegas auction for $90,000.00,) a contract signed by Elvis to play for scale in 1955, the SUN acetate of Roy Orbison's "Ooby Dooby," and much more, including a SUN record by Randy and the Radiants!
Let's remove ALL symbols of slavery. I will do my part by offering to remove the oval portraits of former white male slave owners from Walter Bailey's wallet. I'm sure he has a lot of those rectangular green pieces of paper with oval portraits of historical slave owners on them. I mean, you can't have it both ways. If you're gonna remove Forrest, let's remove the Benjamins, and the Jacksons, too.
Maryellyn Duncan - You're correct; "melody" being the key word. Melody by itself has encoded rhythm (the space between the notes,) as does poetry. But you can't hum a poem. Since Rap is considered "street poetry" by some, perhaps it should be classified as such. But it can't be stretched to be seen as music, just because it can be downloaded as an .mp3. Will a rapper ever be considered poet laureate? Will the lyrics of a rap recording be published and stacked alongside other poetry?
Rap is not art; rap is not music. It might be entertainment to some, but then so is wrestling, or bird watching. Music uses musical instruments. Music has both Melody AND rhythm. Rhythm alone is no more music than oxygen is water. And sampling other's music is neither melody or rhythm. And computer generated rhythm or beats is not rhythm. Holding a cordless mic to a jackhammer busting up concrete on the sidewalk is closer to rhythm than a programmed beat machine. At least it's human generated. If you disagree, try this: hum your favorite rap 'song.' What, you can't? WHY?? NO MELODY. Equals NO MUSIC!
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