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Mid 80s Hip Hop With Monster Beats

5 Grand
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edited October 2017 in The Reason
In the early 80s Rap music was composed like R&B records. They had a drummer, bass player, keyboards and maybe some guitars and/or horns. But technology changed and drum machines and synthesizers became more common. This was right before sampling took off.

So after Sucker MCs was released in 1983 Hip Hop producers started using drum machines and synthesizers (which is why Sugarhill folded, they were still using musicians). After Sucker MCs rappers started rapping over really loud, BIG beats, which sounded acoustically different than R&B. This is when Rap/Hip Hop developed its own sound. Subsequently older people and radio stations didn't like it and Rap was forced underground.

Anyway, here's a few songs with Monster beats. (BTW, the term "Monster Beats" was coined at Olschoolhiphop.com. Thats what the cats from the U.K. call it)












So anyway, Hip Hop producers were making these really loud, big beats. Then when sampling became common Hip Hop producers started sampling breaks and loops from 70s records, which weren't as loud, or big.

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  • rickmogul
    rickmogul IFNOTYNOT Members Posts: 1,961 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Roxanne Shante: Big Payback! Man Marley had THEE dopest most quintessential kicks and snares in hip hop! This is what mad NWA's Dope Man BOOM so much that Shante kick and snares!
  • 5 Grand
    5 Grand Members Posts: 12,869 ✭✭✭✭✭
    rickmogul wrote: »
    Roxanne Shante: Big Payback! Man Marley had THEE dopest most quintessential kicks and snares in hip hop! This is what mad NWA's Dope Man BOOM so much that Shante kick and snares!

    Here it is; Payback - Roxanne Shante



    However, some cats from England took the same beat and annihilated it. This might be the most extreme case of taking somebody else's beat and ripping it iller than the original artist.

    Ragamuffin Hip Hop - Asher D and Daddy Freddy
  • 5 Grand
    5 Grand Members Posts: 12,869 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I've tried to explain this before. Hopefully you guys can understand what I'm trying to say. I was like 11/12 years old when this stuff came out. It was the greatest thing in the world to me but older people hated it because it was anti-music.


    Here's some more;









  • 5 Grand
    5 Grand Members Posts: 12,869 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Here's one that's anti-music. Picture being around adults that listened to The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and James Brown and putting a song like this on the record player. Between the loud monster beat and the scratching its understandable why the adults didn't consider this music.

  • 5 Grand
    5 Grand Members Posts: 12,869 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Here's a few more. I'm having fun.

    I heard there was a club in the mid 80s called The Latin Quarters. This was the song that you had to tuck your chain in.









  • JonnyRoccIT
    JonnyRoccIT . . . Player Shit ONLY . ZONE 6 Atlanta, GAMembers Posts: 14,389 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Inserts






    I 🤬 love this album
  • mc317
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