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yeah, I'm totally hearing this as an attentioncore/camcore/sext-pop/baitgaze/burbcore/bratstep/adderolcore/memepop spin on cloud rap

Chris S, Saturday, 12 May 2012 10:18 (1 year ago) Permalink

yo that's an amazing post

The Reverend, Saturday, 12 May 2012 10:38 (1 year ago) Permalink

lot of clear narratives inspired by actual events/people:

undercooked but much more fun than striking a few poses lyrically speaking

abcfsk, Saturday, 12 May 2012 10:40 (1 year ago) Permalink

of course ILX has people that would stan for this dumb garbage

thommys got bendz (Whiney G. Weingarten), Saturday, 12 May 2012 13:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

Define "dumb garbage" in musical terms, please. She comes up with a lot of good lines. The sound of her voice goes well with the music. So what's the problem?

誤訳侮辱, Saturday, 12 May 2012 15:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

If Tumblr was a person, it would sound like Kitty Pryde, and that's a good thing

BY
DAVID SHAPIRO

This morning, The FADER brought us the premiere of Kitty Pryde's "Okay Cupid" video starring the 17-year-old Daytona Beach, FL, rapper (that name sounds familiar, right?), who lit up the internet with the song when it dropped on April 11. She calls herself "the jailbait Hayley Williams of rap," and that sounds about right.

In the vein of internet superstars like Kreayshawn and Lana Del Rey, Pryde crafts tracks and videos with wide ranges of influence (hardcore rap, MacBook cameras, teen idolatry) that sound instantly appealing. But artists of this ilk raise the worthless questions that get bloggers' and commenters' blood boiling: Is it legitimate for a 17-year-old white girl with red hair to be rapping? Does liking her make you cool or lame?

buzza, Saturday, 12 May 2012 15:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

But artists of this ilk raise the worthless questions that get bloggers' and commenters' blood boiling: Is it legitimate for a 17-year-old white girl with red hair to be rapping? Does liking her make you cool or lame?

Key word here - "worthless"

誤訳侮辱, Saturday, 12 May 2012 15:47 (1 year ago) Permalink

not really a t-bomb but kind of cute at least

ogmor, Saturday, 12 May 2012 16:12 (1 year ago) Permalink

She comes up with a lot of good lines. The sound of her voice goes well with the music. So what's the problem?

it sucks.

sarahell, Saturday, 12 May 2012 16:58 (1 year ago) Permalink

don't think it sucks. just don't like it much. figure it's music for teens, and they can make of it what they will.

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Saturday, 12 May 2012 18:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

it's kind of weird but i don't know that i've ever felt so strongly that my personal response to an artist was so entirely irrelevant in trying to work out whether or not they're "any good". nor do i really care to have an opinion about the latter. to me, this shit is science fiction, like something that's maybe happening on mars.

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Saturday, 12 May 2012 18:30 (1 year ago) Permalink

Define "dumb garbage" in musical terms, please. She comes up with a lot of good lines. The sound of her voice goes well with the music. So what's the problem?
--誤訳侮辱

Scintillating questions from the dude who constantly brags about not listening to new rap music

thommys got bendz (Whiney G. Weingarten), Saturday, 12 May 2012 21:10 (1 year ago) Permalink

nice zing, but not much of an answer

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Saturday, 12 May 2012 21:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

Doesn't warrant one.

thommys got bendz (Whiney G. Weingarten), Saturday, 12 May 2012 21:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

誤訳侮辱 = ???

The Reverend, Saturday, 12 May 2012 21:28 (1 year ago) Permalink

Jin

Bandersnatch Cumberbund (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 12 May 2012 21:44 (1 year ago) Permalink

unperson

markers, Saturday, 12 May 2012 21:48 (1 year ago) Permalink

Doesn't warrant one.

come on, sure it does. there have been lots of offhand slams in this thread, but no thoughtful criticism. which makes the collective distaste seem sort of toothless and silly, like it's more a knee-jerk, prejudicial reaction to the persona* than a meaningful evaluation of the music

* like maybe just guys hating on "girly shit", perennial human theme

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Saturday, 12 May 2012 21:48 (1 year ago) Permalink

Yeah def the problem here is people dismissing this outright than supporting fashion mags masquerading as rap experts hitting REPOST REPOST REPOST because they see internet dollar signs whenever a cute white girl says the n-word

thommys got bendz (Whiney G. Weingarten), Saturday, 12 May 2012 22:24 (1 year ago) Permalink

i have close to zero interest in this music but can i just ask - are the lyrics upthread real or made up?

the late great, Saturday, 12 May 2012 22:38 (1 year ago) Permalink

"but i gotta be true to my art / and soon you'll be exactly like elizabeth smart"

this just sounds like the sort of awful awkward shit i have to listen to when humanities teachers are like "oh yeah, sure you guys can do a rap video for your history presentation"

the late great, Saturday, 12 May 2012 22:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

Yeah def the problem here is people dismissing this outright than supporting fashion mags masquerading as rap experts hitting REPOST REPOST REPOST because they see internet dollar signs whenever a cute white girl says the n-word

i do agree in that if there's one thing worse than a fashion magazine, it's a fucking "rap expert". fuck anybody who thinks people who have to pass some kind of genre expertise test before their interest & enthusiasm becomes valid. different people like different things for different reasons, big surprise.

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Saturday, 12 May 2012 22:50 (1 year ago) Permalink

I personally like MY rap music based on what gives hueg boners to the "I like Wu Tang and Gilt Group" paedo manchildren that are propping up the careers of white people who can't rap but look good doing it

thommys got bendz (Whiney G. Weingarten), Saturday, 12 May 2012 22:58 (1 year ago) Permalink

lol, i assume that this shit mostly appeals to kids and specifically to girls, not to "paedo manchildren". but who knows?

the hostility of certain ILX clubs to things that are seized upon and circulated by "the wrong people" for "the wrong reasons" never fails to baffle me

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Saturday, 12 May 2012 22:59 (1 year ago) Permalink

Can't believe people on a music message board would value the opinions of experts.

thommys got bendz (Whiney G. Weingarten), Saturday, 12 May 2012 23:00 (1 year ago) Permalink

also, i grew up with punk, so phrases like "can't rap" don't resonate much for me. i'm more interested in what people do within their limitations than in technique for its own sake (though i definitely appreciate technique).

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Saturday, 12 May 2012 23:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

Let me tell you about Lil B then

thommys got bendz (Whiney G. Weingarten), Saturday, 12 May 2012 23:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

the only thing i'm an expert on is knowing what i like, though i'm building strong skills in challops and appearing open-minded

the late great, Saturday, 12 May 2012 23:03 (1 year ago) Permalink

contenderizer you are being a little bit too uncynical imo

flopson, Saturday, 12 May 2012 23:04 (1 year ago) Permalink

Can't believe people on a music message board would value the opinions of experts.

the fact that someone is up on every punk rock record ever made doesn't make their opinion of spiral scratch any more valid to me than anyone else's. the expert can drop knowledge and make connections in ways that the novice can't match, and that's great, but taste isn't validated by expertise or invalidated by its absence. it just is. lots of vastly knowledgeable experts have shitty ideas, or no ideas at all. and relative novices often have interesting things to say. imo.

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Saturday, 12 May 2012 23:07 (1 year ago) Permalink

Let me tell you about Lil B then

lol, i sometimes like lil b. don't have the patience to wade through the torrent though.

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Saturday, 12 May 2012 23:08 (1 year ago) Permalink

cant u just admit that this shit sucks! i know you think it sucks!!

flopson, Saturday, 12 May 2012 23:08 (1 year ago) Permalink

LOL

the late great, Saturday, 12 May 2012 23:09 (1 year ago) Permalink

also it is hilarious & perfect that unperson of all people likes this

flopson, Saturday, 12 May 2012 23:12 (1 year ago) Permalink

re: expertise, i think teens would be a better set of "experts" to consult on the worthiness of this shit than professional rap critics, who i assume would reject it out of hand

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Saturday, 12 May 2012 23:13 (1 year ago) Permalink

listening to everything teenagers tell you in a transparent effort to appear down is not the wave

man down (D-40), Saturday, 12 May 2012 23:16 (1 year ago) Permalink

otm

flopson, Saturday, 12 May 2012 23:16 (1 year ago) Permalink

also d'uh some teens will like this, others won't

flopson, Saturday, 12 May 2012 23:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

some of the teens who like it will be cool inevitably but none of the adults or music critics who do will be

flopson, Saturday, 12 May 2012 23:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

"david shapiro" is like a lump of cancer cells that became sentient and then decided to spend its time writing blog posts about how cancer is misunderstood.

jesus christ (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Saturday, 12 May 2012 23:24 (1 year ago) Permalink

ouch

the late great, Saturday, 12 May 2012 23:24 (1 year ago) Permalink

really though aren't all humans kind of like a lump of cancer cells that became sentient and then decided to spend its time writing blog posts about how cancer is misunderstood?

the late great, Saturday, 12 May 2012 23:26 (1 year ago) Permalink

"when i finally decided to kill myself, i thought about an ilm post that finally seemed to sum up humanity for me."

jesus christ (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Saturday, 12 May 2012 23:27 (1 year ago) Permalink

no way! that's a gold star cancer there.

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Saturday, 12 May 2012 23:30 (1 year ago) Permalink

listening to everything teenagers tell you in a transparent effort to appear down is not the wave

yeah, maybe, but i'm not into it, so i'm not too fussed.

sure, some teens will be into kitty pryde while others won't. that much is obvious enough. i meant that this strikes me as music made by and for teens, thus best evaluated by them, according to whatever weird teenage criteria they have bouncing around in their heads. when they group up, they'll re-evaluate it, and only then will we get any useful perspective on it.

of course grown-ups in the here and now will have and express opinions about it, too. we'll do this because we can't help ourselves, but grown-up opinion seems almost completely irrelevant. this music isn't for us, so the fact that many of us will hate it is no more interesting to me than the fact that a few will inevitably like it (though the former do seem a bit less creepy).

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Saturday, 12 May 2012 23:30 (1 year ago) Permalink

^ a weird stance to take, i guess, esp since i do actively hate a lot of teen shit - ICP, for instance. in this particular case, though, the opinions of adults (adult men, especially) seem completely beside the point.

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Saturday, 12 May 2012 23:32 (1 year ago) Permalink

also, i get really grossed out then straight guys who like attractive women fault attractive women for the success their appearance (arguably) earns them. something fucked about that dynamic.

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Saturday, 12 May 2012 23:34 (1 year ago) Permalink

then = when

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Saturday, 12 May 2012 23:34 (1 year ago) Permalink

also d'uh some teens will like this, others won't

enjoy the implication that "rap experts" are different in this

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Saturday, 12 May 2012 23:35 (1 year ago) Permalink

its pop music. its all 'teen shit'

man down (D-40), Saturday, 12 May 2012 23:39 (1 year ago) Permalink


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