Right about now people are arguing about the new Quasimoto LP, the Further Adventures of Lord Quas, on the web. Is it too abstract?(this is not neccessarily directed at you taza) i've always been baffled by the argument that if you don't enjoy so called abstract or experimental music that you must be somehow offended by or not understanding of the experimental nature of the work. and thus an environment is created where anything that the artist declares to be "experimental" is somehow immune to criticism. there's no such thing as "too" experimental. there is such a thing as an experiment gone wrong. i distinctly remember being told that I "just don't understand" I>electric circus/I> when it came out. No, I understand perfectly what he was trying to do. But I also feel that he failed. i've listened to enough (good) experimental music to make the distinction.That said, I don't like quasimoto, i like the concept and I guess lib did it as well as you could possibly execute it, but there'd never be a point in my life that i would want to listen to it. it's like what hansel says about sting in zoolander - "i don't really listen to his music, but i like the fact he's making it"
Right about now people are arguing about the new Quasimoto LP, the Further Adventures of Lord Quas, on the web. Is it too abstract?
the "over your head" statement wasn't referring to the Quas album, it was referring to my self-deprecating humor in claiming that a line about toilet paper & shit was "art". Irony, nowhamsayin, it clearly wasn't picked up on. And f*ck the 8th grade statement, fauxrillz, you have no idea what your talking about because you don't know me. I've been through more "real world" sacrifices and trials than is worthwhile talking about on a Board such as this. Sorry if you're trying to develop a chip on your shoulder about some statement that I made and you mistook. But you're wrong. When these discussions become about some personal issues they cease to be any value. Petty shit.As soon as someone comes up with something original that breaks down some boundaries, it's picked up by the mainstream and sold back to you. That's art, that's commerce. I wouldn't be suprised to hear some knockoff Madlib making beats for TV commercials in the next couple years.Folks like to create that divide between experimental and "different" vs. mainstream and commercial, but it can coexist and it does. As far as the generalizing about the audience for a T.I. vs. a Madlib... that's for the market researchers and people who like to choose sides. There's no reason why someone can't make up their own mind and not have to always subscribe to the same likes and dislikes as everyone else. Go get that T.I., go get that Quas.
As soon as someone comes up with something original that breaks down some boundaries, it's picked up by the mainstream and sold back to you. That's art, that's commerce. I wouldn't be suprised to hear some knockoff Madlib making beats for TV commercials in the next couple years.
i gotta say there should be more people in music(regardless of genre) that do things in the vein of madlib, which is making music that sounds like outta your bedroom (not saying this in a negative connotation at all, see cody chestnut's "headphone masterpiece").
Where does the Lootpack stuff rank amongst Madlib's output?
I broke down and got Quasimoto. I was very impressed. Production was incredible.Non-radio format was refreshing. The helium voice didn't hinder the music.Not overdone. But when he does open his mouth to rhyme it wasn't spectacular.A Classic? Hold your horses on that one.
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they were playing this in a record store the other day and i wanted to leave.he tried to remake show & ag's "fat pockets" and butchered it.
Hip-hop can be very conservative when it wants to be
I still listen to the second Quasi album pretty frequently. To me, if you can't get into that album, then you can't appreciate real innovation in rap music. i am so bored with mainstream hip-hop. I can't even name another hip-hop artists whose new releases i'd buy without listening to them first.