Has any rap record successfully pulled off the "rapping with a live band." Because musically this is great, but the rap's a bit uninspired.
<in b4 The Roots. never really dug them.
Action Bronson tried a bit of it this year on Mr. Wonderful, and there are a couple great tracks on the album, but overall it's pretty uneven.
I guess the Beastie Boys did it decently on Check Your Head, but I don't like the rap/rock combo all that much.
this is more like a live sample. i'm looking for music where the backing song can stand on its own musically. i guess there's probably not a lot of examples.
Here's another one.
If you mean things like Dilla, then no that's not what I'm after. Plunderphonics either. Live band... Be it jazz, lounge, funk, (hesitate to say rock, because i dont want anything like Kid Rock), with someone rapping over it. Really, the best example is the Ghostface album up top.
No because atrocities like this occur
I might be the only one here who enjoys the Linkin Park/Jay Z mashup shit, but I thought it was great.
Also Kanye rapped with a live orchestra and I believe Jay Z does have a live band with him as opposed to just a DJ when he performs live.
No Death Grips in this thread yet? The fuck?
That's like, your opinion, man.
Seriously, though, enough people give a shit about them to consider them a success, at least on Death Grips (and their fans') terms.
thanks. don't know why i hadn't heard this before. seems like he cheats the concept a bit and uses samples instead straight up rapping in studio with a full live jazz band. but it's really nice stuff.
>And any Beastie Boys record
They don't use a live band a lot of the time.
Licensed to Ill was basically a bunch of typical early Rubin beats, HSC2 was a bunch of super compressed beats, for example.
i mean....... the roots are fantastic and it sux that you dont like them op
if anyone else itt hasnt heard them then definitely do, great instrumentals, great raps, great concepts, great albums
The Black Keys are pretty mediocre but damn this album is good
>No one has posted DOOM performing live with Robert Glasper
Sadly, that song does nothing for me. I know they're talented, and they're tight, but nothing I've ever heard by them has made me want more. I'm sure I could find something on one of their albums that I like if I dug deep enough.
Yeah, way too rocky.
I'm not a fan, but you're right. Poor phrasing on my part really.
Interesting. Not immediately loving what I'm hearing. But interesting.
I always thought they just rapped over samples. Instrumental-ish samples and loops that come together to approximate a band, but not a band. Am I mistaken?
Feeling it. The whole album like this?
Yeah, not a fan of tbk, but as a backing band this may work. Thanks.
Great, even though it's mostly a live band playing a sample. Like others have said... DOOM x BBNG needs to happen.
yeah the whole first/self-titled album haiku d'etat was a bunch of san fran musicians doing the beat. the second one (coup de theatre) is regular production, but it does feature a track with project blowed and quannum trying to outshine each other (aceyalone starts it and holy shit does gift of gab end it)
here's my favorite one off of that first album >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyvymjYTd_E
and here's that one i mentioned off of the second one >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ayiB8F6mv0
I take it back to an extent. I know it says it was played live, and I don't doubt that they recorded original instruments, but does this sound like a live band to you?