At 6/12/12 08:54 AM, Wrise wrote:
I really need to listen to more 'gangsta rap' or whatever it's called.
I won't be voting, purely because I'm way too biased against anyone who mentions the words "shoot", "you", and "pistol" in the same line in a battle. Same goes for "fuck/stretch", "your", "girl's/bitch's", and "pussy".
If you are referring to me in any way, the criticism is slightly off. However, to keep from referring to the battle, I will leave the actual words I stated in the battle out. However, I will say this.
There is a storied history and culture to the art of the insult in hip hop. It's how people bond, and to dismiss what is meant to be partly comical wordplay as the rather antiquated notion of "gangster rap" shows that you need to immerse yourself more fully in the overall culture, which has little to do with actually being a gangster.
Basically, you should be much more concerned with the devices that the vocalist uses to bring across the point than the actual action involved in the words. It is the same type of vulgar device that Shakespeare used in every Act 4 of his plays when he quite deliberately became vulgar in order to appease the tastes of the less culturally aware people who attended his plays.