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Poll: Most whack rap break (11 member(s) have cast votes)

Which rap break is the most wiggity-wiggity whack, Roll the Bones or Blondie’s Rapture?

  1. Roll the Bones, that shit is square peg round hole shit. (10 votes [90.91%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 90.91%

  2. Rapture by Blondie, that bitch don’t even make sense. Man from Mars? GTFOH with that Star Trek shit. (1 votes [9.09%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.09%

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#1 JohnRogers

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 08:12 PM

File under f***ing white people.

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 09:34 PM

whack in a good way or a bad way?

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 09:38 PM

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 06 July 2019 - 09:34 PM, said:

whack in a good way or a bad way?

When has saying something is whack been used in a good way?

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 09:45 PM

I'll go with Rush being more whack. They were dorks in their 30s at that point who were well aware of the negative feedback doing a rap could have.

Blondie on the other hand was trying out something that was new and fresh in the music world at the time. Dare I say they were slightly ahead of the curve doing a rap back then. Lyrical content isn't really the issue since Blondie was just trying to incorporate into a song what was a rising genre back in the early 80s.

Edited by J2112YYZ, 06 July 2019 - 09:49 PM.


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Posted 06 July 2019 - 11:11 PM

Nm I'm on my phone and having trouble.

Edited by blueschica, 06 July 2019 - 11:12 PM.


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Posted 07 July 2019 - 04:01 PM

Yeah, "Roll the Bones" is sort of cringe-worthy bad and somehow behind the times, while Blondie's is sort shoulder-shrug bad and may be ahead of the curve.

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Posted 07 July 2019 - 05:00 PM

View Postblueschica, on 06 July 2019 - 11:11 PM, said:

Nm I'm on my phone and having trouble.

I post here on my phone all the time now. Can't remember the last time I used an actual computer for it.

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Posted 07 July 2019 - 06:13 PM

Madonna is worse than both on American Life.

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Posted 07 July 2019 - 07:01 PM

View PostJohnRogers, on 06 July 2019 - 08:12 PM, said:

File under f***ing white people.

Coincidentally, I posted that Rapture vid just yesterday.

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Posted 07 July 2019 - 07:11 PM

View PostJohnRogers, on 06 July 2019 - 08:12 PM, said:

File under f***ing white people.

Both these white raps are more wiggity-wiggity whack than Vanilla Ice.


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Posted 07 July 2019 - 08:30 PM

I doubt they were trying to be cool with the RTB rap. It was like more "Look! We're a dorky Canadian prog-rock band rapping about talking chances with your life." If the lyrics had been about busting a cap in Rik Emmett's ass and some sort of a East Toronto/West Toronto rap war it would be closer to actual rap and a nice little parody. But they would be raked over the coals by liberal music critics for being unPC not to mention most Rush fans probably wouldn't like it because it would have been even more off-brand than the song is right now.

The Blondie rap was cooler, imo, because it sounds like a coked up disco era head trip.

Edited by Three Eyes, 07 July 2019 - 08:31 PM.


#12 blueschica

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Posted 07 July 2019 - 08:55 PM

View PostJ2112YYZ, on 07 July 2019 - 05:00 PM, said:

View Postblueschica, on 06 July 2019 - 11:11 PM, said:

Nm I'm on my phone and having trouble.

I post here on my phone all the time now. Can't remember the last time I used an actual computer for it.

It's not TRF on a phone that's the problem, it's me being a klutz! :lol:

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Posted 07 July 2019 - 10:02 PM

View Post1-0-0-1-0-0-1, on 07 July 2019 - 07:11 PM, said:

View PostJohnRogers, on 06 July 2019 - 08:12 PM, said:

File under f***ing white people.

Both these white raps are more wiggity-wiggity whack than Vanilla Ice.
    

https://m.youtube.co...eature=youtu.be

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Posted 08 July 2019 - 09:02 PM

Blondie's "Rapture"...a closer look:  https://wadevenden.w...-a-closer-look/

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Posted 08 July 2019 - 09:05 PM

Rapture Riders...

https://www.youtube....h?v=T1fvufeMdio

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Posted 20 July 2019 - 03:47 PM

View Postgoose, on 08 July 2019 - 09:02 PM, said:

Blondie's "Rapture"...a closer look:  https://wadevenden.w...-a-closer-look/

The Man from Mars was the Antichrist? :o
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Posted 20 July 2019 - 04:15 PM

View Post1-0-0-1-0-0-1, on 07 July 2019 - 07:11 PM, said:

View PostJohnRogers, on 06 July 2019 - 08:12 PM, said:

File under f***ing white people.

Both these white raps are more wiggity-wiggity whack than Vanilla Ice.
    

It makes me wanna JUMP JUMP!

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Posted 23 July 2019 - 06:23 PM

Considering that the Blondie track was released n 1980 and with the approval of Grand Master Flash, Fab Five Freddie, and other then-prominent pioneers, I think it's clear that the Blondie track is far less 'Whack'.

That said, I never liked Debbie's rapping on it, and I thought it the lyrics were just...bad. The music was fantastically funky, though.

The Rush song I think was intended to be serious in content, but intentionally light in delivery. It was a new thing to try, and it unfortunately detracts from the song. On the other hand, I know the rap by heart- and that's not true of Rapture. So who knows what that says, aside from my own legitmate whackness.

What about Anthrax's 'I'm the Man' from 1987?

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Posted 23 July 2019 - 06:47 PM

addendum:

I just re-listened to Rapture, my Blondie song list usually leaves this one off, because of the rap.

Interestingly I liked the rap much more than I ever did before. Maybe I'm more well-rounded now, and I can see her style as an echo to the time it was recorded- when a lot of hip hop was slower with emphasis on enunciation more than it has been in most of the following decades. Grand Master Flash put a lot of emphasis on enunciation as well, and for whatever reason that always seemed to distract from the overall flow for me.

I guess I've changed. The lyrics are still awkward in many places, but I liked the rap part.

I guess it has to join my Blondie playlist now. That list is mostly the rockers they made- Detroit 442, Rip Her to Shreds, Shark in Jets Clothing and such. But if I have room for Heart of Glass and Tide is High, I have room for rapture.





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