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In Reply to: RE: Rap always gets a bad rap.... posted by Todd Krieger on May 29, 2017 at 00:40:14
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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