Friday, July 27, 2012

Pale boy raps so good...

I'll be the first to admit it, my taste in music sucks.  I like far too much pop music to be discerning and I'm too fond of the golden oldies to be edgy.  Seriously, I not only know all the words to "The Way We Were", I know exactly where all the emphasis should be placed and I absolutely insist that it's sung that way whenever it plays on the radio in my car.

My iTunes list is, to be frank, embarrassing.  It's crammed with bad 90's tunes, sixties party mixes and glee songs.  Well, that and racy audio fictions with lots of guy on guy action.  So sue me!  I need something interesting to listen to when I'm doing the housework, and nothing speeds the vacuuming up like a little homoerotic rumpty pumpty.  We're living in the Fifty Shade era, people!

But of all the musical genres out there, the one that I usually try to steer clear of is rap.  I just don't get it.  It's people ... talking really fast ... with music in the background.  Yeah, just not getting it.

But even I had to be impressed by this guy.  As someone who regularly records audio books, I have a hard enough time getting the words out at a normal rate and I get the luxury of being able to stop and start as I need to ... I have no idea how this kid manages it!


Kudos dude, I'm impressed.

12 comments:

  1. He's quick for a little white boy! You go little white boy!!

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  2. He's adorable! At first I thought maybe he sped up the video, but when you see the cat in the background, he clearly didn't. Pretty impressive!

    You record audio books? How cool!

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    1. I do, and believe me it's quite a process. But I really enjoy it, and being someone who listens to them, I know how much it means to people to have someone willing to record the long ones which I do.

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  3. Plus he loves cats! The perfect man.

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    1. I love how he didn't even pause, he just started stroking the cat, then incorporated it into the song.

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    1. Isn't he amazing? I love youtube, specifically because you get to find things like that.

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  5. I'm not a rap lover either. . . BUT I do love disco!! Ya baby!!

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  6. I'm going to have to be the lone voice of dissension. I love rap. It usually involves more of a flow. His "talking really fast" misses the musicality of the flow of poetry (which is what good rap is). Just like recording audio books (way cool by the way) isn't just reading out loud.
    Okay, okay, I'll take my purist hat off because that is cute.

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  7. It's the nerd of my dreams!

    I know another genre of music you wouldn't like. Noise music. It's real. It's terrifying. It's what I listen to before I go to sleep.

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