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Shit man, that track is DOPE.
I'm from Detroit for chrissakes. Does using the word "dope" mean an individual is talking like they're "actually 'in' hip hop?"
Let me tell you something, everyone is "in" hip hop. It's for everyone. If you choose to fully immerse yourself, you're going to pick up some of the vocab.
If you talk like that all the time, I have no problem with that. What I don't get is the tendency to use one set of adjectives for guitar music or whatever and another set for hip-hop, grime, dubstep, etc, as if the only way you can accurately convey what you feel about those latter genres is by appropriating the associated vernacular - a vernacular which has no relevance when talking about the former types of music. So yeah, what's that all about?
those genres of music breed a culture in the clubs and in the lyrics and out of all the things like that comes words that get accosiated with things to do with the music. It kind of unites the people who enjoy the music a bit and makes a common language. I mean hip-hop and grime are very lyrical so new words and new meanings to words crop up all the time and these get taken on by the fans and get associated with the sound or whatever. Its just slang and if your into the music you start picking up on it and some of it sneeks its way into everyday use... esspecialy when talking about the music.
but when you're using it on here, you're trying to relate to exactly the same people you're trying to relate to when you're talking about your indie and your punk and your whatnot. We're all DiSers, innit.
I never really put it on and only use bits and bobs of stuff I'm comfortable with... like you wont get me shouting about how something is a par or whats hench/peng or showing my shower face. But the odd bit just becomes normal to use, like I'll say that tracks heavy... which in dubstep land just means good with loads of bass. I dont really think about it to be honest not on here anyway, when I'm writing about dubstep for the blogs or whatever I try and keep things simple and either minimal slang or used in a way that makes it easy to understand so people can get an easy foot in I guess. Plus I feel like an idiot if I say loads of it all at once it just isnt me there isnt a sideways baseball cap within 50 miles from here...
but only usualy when another dubstep head comes by I dont just spout it randomly hahah
I was just tryin to relate the point a bit I guess.
just for a week or so. That would be great.
I'll have to bone up on it all and put on none stop grime for a month or something.
when Pitchfork used to do this whenever they reviewed a hip-hop album.
It doesn't irk me anymore. Maybe it was never an issue.
It feels so forced with pitchfork. Their hip hop coverage can be pretty embarassing, to be honest.
obligatory phrase used in EVERY SINGLE article or review about grime by middle class white music journalists