Hey hip-hop nerds. What kind-of hip-hop is this?

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The only place I've heard this kind-of hip hop is blasting from these cars that drive down streets really slowly at night in Brooklyn just blasting this weird kind-of hip-hop. It's dark and slow-mid-tempo and kinda spooky, and talking about death and darkness and other night kinda shit. What is this?

burt_stanton, Sunday, 30 November 2008 05:29 (ten years ago) link

one just went by. "grim reapah!" burbbhrbhbbhbburbbb. and sometimes like there's this kinda reggae dub sorta beat

burt_stanton, Sunday, 30 November 2008 05:30 (ten years ago) link

the intro to Thriller

Indiespace Administratester (Hurting 2), Sunday, 30 November 2008 05:30 (ten years ago) link

Nah, it's this weird druggy kinda hip hop

burt_stanton, Sunday, 30 November 2008 05:31 (ten years ago) link

Never heard it in my life except for these cars that sometimes come one after the other after the other just blasting music, like it's what they do at night

burt_stanton, Sunday, 30 November 2008 05:31 (ten years ago) link

really bass heavy. one car's at the night and I can feel the bass in my apartment

burt_stanton, Sunday, 30 November 2008 05:33 (ten years ago) link

Earlier today I was thinking about starting a thread dedicated to begging forgiveness for your worst three threads of all time. I thought we could all admit that we had created some truly shitty threads, offer them up, admit we were fools, and move on. However, I realized that I would get zinged for starting a thread that deserved to be included in a "my worst three threads" list. I decided against it.

In memory of a thread dedicated to bad threads that never was, I respect what's going on here, and I can picture the really long link to this thread being copied and pasted into my imaginary "beg for forgiveness" thread

RIP

Z S, Sunday, 30 November 2008 05:38 (ten years ago) link

I'm actually interested to know; I would like to download this music and listen to it on my way to school to get me in the mood to work.

burt_stanton, Sunday, 30 November 2008 05:39 (ten years ago) link

and I like your OJ Simpson reverse style "If I Did It" narrative up there.

burt_stanton, Sunday, 30 November 2008 05:40 (ten years ago) link

Oh, for clarification, I didn't mean YOUR worst three threads, I meant ALL OF OUR worst three threads. I have about 50 that could be seriously considered.

Z S, Sunday, 30 November 2008 05:48 (ten years ago) link

burt it's probably dubstep

No HOOS need a steen whoppin (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Sunday, 30 November 2008 06:22 (ten years ago) link

dubstep sucks

♪☺♫☻ (gr8080), Sunday, 30 November 2008 06:24 (ten years ago) link

yeah, the music sounds like this dubstep shit, but guys rapping some dark shit. "grim reapah he dont fuck with me " buhrhghbuhrhg

burt_stanton, Sunday, 30 November 2008 06:27 (ten years ago) link

Well, whatever it is, it's what all the black kids in Brooklyn are listening to

burt_stanton, Sunday, 30 November 2008 06:55 (ten years ago) link

whatever it is, expect a diplo mix of it in about two months

uәʇɹɐƃu!әʍ ˙ƃ ʎәu!Ⴁʍ (Whiney G. Weingarten), Sunday, 30 November 2008 06:57 (ten years ago) link

Here another set come. I gotta write down the lyrics if they weren't being put so many echoey filters

burt_stanton, Sunday, 30 November 2008 07:00 (ten years ago) link

woah, this one car just drove by ... it sounded like one of those latino ballads or something, but it was slowed down so much and it had this drawn out echoey decay thing going on. there's some freaky shit going on outside my window

burt_stanton, Sunday, 30 November 2008 07:02 (ten years ago) link

Maybe it's an ICP interlude.

brightscreamer, Sunday, 30 November 2008 07:05 (ten years ago) link

they don't listen to that icp shit here.

burt_stanton, Sunday, 30 November 2008 07:07 (ten years ago) link

doppler effect, dude

east3500oakl✧✧✧@ya✧✧✧.c✧✧ (unregistered), Sunday, 30 November 2008 07:08 (ten years ago) link

you think this rap band is called doppler 5000 or something?

burt_stanton, Sunday, 30 November 2008 07:09 (ten years ago) link

oh shit and its probably the rows of brownstones causing all those crawzy echo effects. thanks ― east3500oakl✧✧✧@ya✧✧✧.c✧✧

burt_stanton, Sunday, 30 November 2008 07:10 (ten years ago) link

ladies and gentlemen, mr. burt_stanton!

The Saving Grace of Gospel House (The Reverend), Sunday, 30 November 2008 07:42 (ten years ago) link

lets 51 this motherfucker

The Saving Grace of Gospel House (The Reverend), Sunday, 30 November 2008 07:43 (ten years ago) link

no!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

♪☺♫☻ (gr8080), Sunday, 30 November 2008 07:46 (ten years ago) link

you took away my louis but you cant take away my burt_stanton

♪☺♫☻ (gr8080), Sunday, 30 November 2008 07:46 (ten years ago) link

I didn't SB jagz, and I'm unhappy that he's gone.

The Saving Grace of Gospel House (The Reverend), Sunday, 30 November 2008 07:48 (ten years ago) link

from your description of the music and your location I'm pretty sure these are the new Sufjan demos

J0hn D., Sunday, 30 November 2008 11:09 (ten years ago) link

Ladies and germs, J0hn D.!

Millsner, Sunday, 30 November 2008 12:44 (ten years ago) link

Found it!
http://www.occultforums.com/bbs/showthread.php?t=28471&highlight=hiphop

Rombald, Sunday, 30 November 2008 20:43 (ten years ago) link

"Shinning in the Light"

east3500oakl✧✧✧@ya✧✧✧.c✧✧ (unregistered), Sunday, 30 November 2008 20:58 (ten years ago) link

Nah. Next time I'm by the Marcy Projects I'll ask the kids what the hell they're listening to these days.

burt_stanton, Sunday, 30 November 2008 21:02 (ten years ago) link

I was pulling yer leg, but I'd be genuinely interested in finding out what this is... especially if it sounds anything like Tomb by Gatekeeper - one of the the few dubstep records I wouldn't want to be parted from.

Rombald, Sunday, 30 November 2008 21:05 (ten years ago) link

The music's like this weird dark reggaeton hip-hop kinda thing. Way slower and more drawn out than typical reggaeton

burt_stanton, Sunday, 30 November 2008 21:12 (ten years ago) link

there are some pretty creepy slow reggaeton songs.

dumb pseud (some dude), Sunday, 30 November 2008 21:20 (ten years ago) link

Could be it

burt_stanton, Sunday, 30 November 2008 21:22 (ten years ago) link

dudes no one is driving around brooklyn or anywhere in america playing dubstep records.

uәʇɹɐƃu!әʍ ˙ƃ ʎәu!Ⴁʍ (Whiney G. Weingarten), Sunday, 30 November 2008 21:32 (ten years ago) link

>no one is driving around brooklyn or anywhere in america playing dubstep records

For which we should all be eternally fucking grateful. I liked a fair amount of stuff on WordSound back at the end of the '90s, but dubstep is bullshit.

unperson, Sunday, 30 November 2008 21:37 (ten years ago) link

Sounds to me like Cumbia Rebajada which is like Cumbia slowed down by cough syrup or something like that. There's this Monterrey guy, who happens to be friends with Diplo, named Toy Selectah. He went to London and did an appearance with Sinden at Kiss FM about two months ago. He mixes this slowed cumbia sounds with reggaeton and makes some other beats that he calls Raverton. He's remixed loads of stuff, latin stuff mainly. Got get some of this remixes from his side project's website @ sonideronacional.com/blog/

If it ain't something like this i'd still like to know what the hell are we talking about,

elgolfo, Sunday, 30 November 2008 21:46 (ten years ago) link

Sounds to me like Cumbia Rebajada which is like Cumbia slowed down by cough syrup or something like that. There's this Monterrey guy, who happens to be friends with Diplo, named Toy Selectah. He went to London and did an appearance with Sinden at Kiss FM about two months ago. He mixes this slowed cumbia sounds with reggaeton and makes some other beats that he calls Raverton. He's remixed loads of stuff, latin stuff mainly. Got get some of this remixes from his side project's website @ sonideronacional.com/blog/ "grim reapah!" burbbhrbhbbhbburbbb.

uәʇɹɐƃu!әʍ ˙ƃ ʎәu!Ⴁʍ (Whiney G. Weingarten), Sunday, 30 November 2008 21:54 (ten years ago) link

burt_stanton, can you record this experience the next time it takes place?

Doctor Casino, Sunday, 30 November 2008 21:55 (ten years ago) link

If I can find my digital recorder I'll give it a shot

burt_stanton, Sunday, 30 November 2008 22:07 (ten years ago) link

> no one is driving around brooklyn or anywhere in america playing dubstep records

Makes sense - I guess the needle would jump too much.

Rombald, Sunday, 30 November 2008 22:11 (ten years ago) link

is it anything like this? http://www.myspace.com/bersadiscos

chick korea (jaxon), Sunday, 30 November 2008 22:52 (ten years ago) link

Not really. If I'm around I'll record some of it ... it's pretty dark and violent. gun blast sound effects, all that shit.

burt_stanton, Sunday, 30 November 2008 23:00 (ten years ago) link

burt_stanton's mystic stylez

uosdwis r ɹәwoh (PappaWheelie V), Sunday, 30 November 2008 23:07 (ten years ago) link

yeah, it reminded me of Gravediggaz and all that shit, but a 2008 version with reggaeton and all that crap.

burt_stanton, Monday, 1 December 2008 01:53 (ten years ago) link

http://www.myspace.com/kcdagreatest maybe

Snop Snitchin, Monday, 1 December 2008 06:29 (ten years ago) link

holy shit this Nickelus F is increeeedible

imago, Sunday, 23 February 2014 23:17 (five years ago) link

Panda Bear is currently at work on a new album, which is tentatively titled Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper with Tomboy producer Sonic Boom.

Legendary Zing! Alum (seandalai), Monday, 24 February 2014 22:48 (five years ago) link

:( that sonic boom is known as "tomboy producer"

sXe & the banshees (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 24 February 2014 23:52 (five years ago) link

panda burbbhrbhbbhbburbbb

Legendary Zing! Alum (seandalai), Tuesday, 25 February 2014 00:30 (five years ago) link

eight months pass...

This is one of those threads that really should turn into an I Make Music challenge, everybody make a recording of how you imagine, in your head, the Grim Reapah Style to be.

― Doctor Casino, Saturday, February 21, 2009 8:13 PM (5 years ago)

ͤ ͬͤ ͬͬͤ ͦͬͬͤ ͬͦͬͬͤ (sarahell), Sunday, 23 November 2014 22:14 (four years ago) link

Somebody loan me an old ass MPC

from the straining pagan waistbands (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 24 November 2014 00:30 (four years ago) link

one year passes...

This is one of those threads that really should turn into an I Make Music challenge, everybody make a recording of how you imagine, in your head, the Grim Reapah Style to be.

― Doctor Casino, Saturday, February 21, 2009 8:13 PM (5 years ago)

― ͤ ͬͤ ͬͬͤ ͦͬͬͤ ͬͦͬͬͤ (sarahell), Sunday, November 23, 2014 2:14 PM (1 year ago)

Gaz Khan (sarahell), Wednesday, 16 December 2015 01:17 (three years ago) link

shitty trap

clouds, Wednesday, 16 December 2015 05:38 (three years ago) link

i can't believe i've been lolling about "grim reapah! burbbhrbhbbhbburbbb" for seven years of my life

Doctor Casino, important war pigeon (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 16 December 2015 06:28 (three years ago) link

i always tend to think of the pronunciation of "burbbhrbhbbhbburbbb" as:
http://www.barbapapa.com/wp-content/themes/barbapapa-from-twentytwelve/images/characters_anim/anim_02barbapapa.gif

Does that make you mutter, under your breath, “Damn”? (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 16 December 2015 07:37 (three years ago) link

hip hop taken to the next level

boring alt-reality reverend (The Reverend), Wednesday, 16 December 2015 09:31 (three years ago) link

two months pass...

"grim reapah!" burbbhrbhbbhbburbbb

Neanderthal, Saturday, 5 March 2016 14:48 (three years ago) link

It seems like most hip-hop is a bit like this now, the guys in those cars were ahead of their time.

the joke should be over once the kid is eaten. (chap), Saturday, 5 March 2016 14:50 (three years ago) link

every time this is bumped a small part of me hopes there's finally an answer to the original question.

dynamicinterface, Saturday, 5 March 2016 14:54 (three years ago) link

it's Tony Touch, he's gone horrorcore now

Neanderthal, Saturday, 5 March 2016 14:56 (three years ago) link

:-! Dude, I'm into post-auditory vibrations. Sounds are so bourgeoisie.

nicky lo-fi, Saturday, 5 March 2016 15:20 (three years ago) link

Given their tendency to be influenced by a lot of ILM touchstones, it's quite obvious that this is what the next album by The 1975 will sound like.

MarkoP, Saturday, 5 March 2016 16:03 (three years ago) link

every time this is bumped a small part of me hopes there's finally an answer to the original question.
― dynamicinterface, Saturday, March 5, 2016 8:54 AM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Me too."grim reapah!" burbbhrbhbbhbburbbb music is ILM's Moby Dick.

robbie ca$hflo (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 5 March 2016 16:17 (three years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpe_FrH8BNU

Tuomas, Sunday, 6 March 2016 20:45 (three years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpcYOZCXpM8

This sound has been quite popular in Helsinki underground rap for years now. Dunno whether it was inspired by whatever the original post was describing, though I think the original inspiration was chopped & screwed style Southern rap + horrorcore.

Tuomas, Sunday, 6 March 2016 20:49 (three years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iE4_slqP_c0

Tuomas, Sunday, 6 March 2016 20:53 (three years ago) link

Given their tendency to be influenced by a lot of ILM touchstones, it's quite obvious that this is what the next album by The 1975 will sound like.

Been there, done that apparently.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Y8c3TxPshY

larry appleton, Sunday, 6 March 2016 21:22 (three years ago) link

burbbhrbhbbhbburbbber where art thou

conditional random jepsen (seandalai), Monday, 7 March 2016 00:39 (three years ago) link

Wherever there's a $500 car with a $1000 sound system, burbbhrbhbbhbburbbber will be there.

larry appleton, Monday, 7 March 2016 01:58 (three years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTXeg-Swq9w

“Hey you little rich kid, what’s your beef?/Come and tell the Grim Reaper all of your grief.”

or the remix?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-lfzBAccaE

ulysses, Monday, 7 March 2016 02:34 (three years ago) link

where the hell is burt stanton these days?

ulysses, Monday, 7 March 2016 02:35 (three years ago) link

Managing a Fuddruckers

Neanderthal, Monday, 7 March 2016 02:36 (three years ago) link

three weeks pass...

burbbhrbhbbhbburbbbruckaz

bulbs in the VU meters of God (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 28 March 2016 02:11 (three years ago) link

nine months pass...

"grim reapah he dont fuck with me " buhrhghbuhrhg

mega pegasus for reindeer (Doctor Casino), Friday, 30 December 2016 19:29 (two years ago) link

one year passes...

Was it this tho

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kS43uT4VUyY

What's the wormhole situation up 'ere

The Fortnightly Intruder (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 23 January 2018 13:08 (one year ago) link

Hellsing Stanton?

how's life, Tuesday, 23 January 2018 14:47 (one year ago) link

bummed that the time seems to have passed when an up-and-coming artist might have tried to update this sound with Future/Young Thug-type autotune gibberish. "grim reapah! bHRRHhbh BhrHRHH-HH-HBB-BBB"

Righteous wax chaperone, rotating Wingdings (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 23 January 2018 15:17 (one year ago) link

does he have face tats is what we need to know

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Tuesday, 23 January 2018 15:29 (one year ago) link

it's been almost a decade and no one has tried to call this subgenre "death trap" smdh

Men's Scarehouse - "You're gonna like the way you're shook." (m bison), Tuesday, 23 January 2018 16:43 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

"grim reapah he dont fuck with me " buhrhghbuhrhg

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Sunday, 18 March 2018 13:16 (one year ago) link

ten months pass...

Everything on this playlist postdates the question in this thread by several years, but if you ignore that small detail, it seems pretty close to the vibe described.

https://open.spotify.com/user/thesoundsofspotify/playlist/1lEZC1rWlusGF0IC6JxR5V?si=hclnqy4DQMqFlzcBAmsWsg

glenn mcdonald, Thursday, 7 February 2019 16:44 (nine months ago) link

What kind of music is the hip-hopish stuff the showtime kids in the subway dance to? I feel like I asked this once in another thread but didn't get a clear answer and now I can't find it.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Thursday, 7 February 2019 16:51 (nine months ago) link

two months pass...

xp to too much time on ilx but
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/21/nyregion/brooklyn-ax-murderer.html

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 22 April 2019 15:22 (six months ago) link

four months pass...

burbbhrbhbbhbburbbb

FUCK YOUR POTATO (Neanderthal), Saturday, 31 August 2019 07:19 (two months ago) link

Hey hip-hop nerds. What kind-of hip-hop is this?

Vape Store (crüt), Saturday, 31 August 2019 13:48 (two months ago) link

burbbhrbhbbhbburbbballoon

lowercase (eric), Saturday, 31 August 2019 13:51 (two months ago) link

How much you want to bet that glenn has made a “grim reapah” genre category on spotify

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Saturday, 31 August 2019 14:46 (two months ago) link

It's called "scream rap". Other than not existing at the time when this question was posed, it is definitely what was being described.

glenn mcdonald, Saturday, 31 August 2019 16:10 (two months ago) link

heh, i kinda meant that you might've built a "burbbhrbhbbhbburbbb" category and i am just a LITTLE disappointed you haven't.... yet.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Saturday, 31 August 2019 16:25 (two months ago) link

I've spent a fair amount of time trying to figure out what the original grim reapah thing was, with no luck. This new stuff sounds totally like some people had been trying to find it, too, and finally got fed up and said "if we can't find it, let's MAKE it".

glenn mcdonald, Saturday, 31 August 2019 16:29 (two months ago) link

two months pass...

"grim reapah!" burbbhrbhbbhbburbbb.

Jordan Pickford LOLverdrive (Neanderthal), Thursday, 7 November 2019 14:29 (one week ago) link

and sometimes like there's this kinda reggae dub sorta beat

pomenitul, Thursday, 7 November 2019 14:30 (one week ago) link

whatever it is, expect a diplo mix of it in about two months

― uәʇɹɐƃu!әʍ ˙ƃ ʎәu!Ⴁʍ (Whiney G. Weingarten), Sunday, November 30, 2008 1:57 AM bookmarkflaglink

Jordan Pickford LOLverdrive (Neanderthal), Thursday, 7 November 2019 14:35 (one week ago) link

this reminds me I need to buy some wussy sweaters.

☮ (peace, man), Thursday, 7 November 2019 15:05 (one week ago) link

Another two months pass, another thread bump, another crushing disappointment...

A breezy pop-rock feel fairly typical of the mid-'80s (Dan Peterson), Thursday, 7 November 2019 18:17 (one week ago) link


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