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In Reply to: RE: Rap always gets a bad rap.... posted by JURB on May 28, 2017 at 23:39:00
I think the first "rap" song was Tom Waits' "Step Right Up"..... The vulgar lyrics and vocal style originated from a group called "The Last Poets"........
Edits: 05/29/17Follow Ups:
Rap music for white people. Walton and Sitwell did it first - in 1923! ;-)
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I sampled the piece..... Heard influences of Gilbert and Sullivan.....
So maybe Gilbert and Sullivan?
Operatic "recitative" might actually be the "original rap".........
Except that recitative is sung on pitch (in a rhythm which allows for fairly wide latitude), whereas the rhythmic recitations of Fašade are spoken in strict rhythm. Maybe we could say that recitative is an "influence" on Rap? ;-)
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